🇺🇸 Learn English the Hard Way with “Injustice 2”

Chances are you are looking for improving your English language comprehension through watching game movies.

I know the drill. Take me right to the sentences.

Feel like upping your game and start catching the slightest subtleties of English?

Look no further.

However, there is a catch.

Who is this article intended for?

For English language learners, as they, all too often, tend to skip a lot of subtleties while reading books / reading stories / reading comics / watching movies /watching game movies, thus slowing down and negating their language progress. I

The catch has to do with the “THE HARD WAY” of learning English, right?

I can’t promise improving your English through this article will be easy, but I promise it will be worth it, provided you work through ALL THE SENTENCES down below. And by the way, to make it even more challenging for you, no answers are given and you are to find them on your own. There’s a reason this article is called “Learn English the Hard Way”, don’t you think?

Still no clue what I’m supposed to do…

If you’re still not really sure what’s going on here, I highly recommend you read the description of “Learn English the Hard Way” challenge.

russia-flag Для чего эта статья и что нужно здесь делать?

По своему опыту могу сказать, что когда в освоении английского приходишь на всё готовенькое, то интеллектуально расслабляешься и не особо вникаешь в детали и тонкости языка.

А вот когда, мы “пропускаем язык через себя”…

  1. внимательное чтение книг, просмотр фильмов, т.д… не знаем, что то или то означает, почему так написано, вообще не догоняем, что происходит, значит отмечаем находку
  2. анализ “любопытных” предложений, конструкций, выражений (грамматика и прагматика наши лучшие друзья)
  3. прогонка проработанного материала через правое полушарие
  4. задействование “освоенных” предложений, конструкций, выражений на письме, в устной речи (идеально, с носителями языка)
    …то результаты будут совершенно иными, нежели чем “со всем готовеньким”.

А именно, выработка силы воли, языковой интуиции, внимательности, любопытства и реальное улучшение навыка английского языка.

Ниже представлены предложения, которые заинтриговали меня при прочтении книги / прочтении рассказа / прочтении комикса / просмотре фильма / просмотре игрофильма. То есть, я сделал первый пункт из четырех выше и поделился результатами с Вами. За Вами остаются остальные три.

If you feel like up to the challenge, then here’s my list of 160 cherry-picked sentences with curious grammar and vocabulary findings from the game movie “Injustice 2”:

3:46 – Which is why you’ll need to protect him. Teach him our ways.

Me teach him? What about you… ?

3:55 – No, I won’t leave you! Please, please don’t make me!

5:30 – In my years fighting crime, I learned one truth.

6:06 – Stop all crime before it happened, by all means necessary.

6:10 – But he couldn’t see his good intentions were leading him down a path of tyranny and evil.

6:30 – They’re the worst of the worst.

6:36 – He’s going to kill them.

Sounds like justice to me.

6:24 – Killing people isn’t justice. Superman can’t see that.

6:44 – If Joker had killed me, your own son ?

….. (says nothing)

Thought you’d say that. 

7:32 – I won’t hurt you, unless I have to.

7:50 – You’re right to be angry.

8:31 – Your glider skills need work.

Yeah, I’m fine. Thanks for asking.

9:43 – Metropolis changed the world and we have to change with it.

9:49 – Off all people, I thought you would understand.

11:47 – You’re better than this, Clark.

11:59 – That’s the problem with fighting for truth and justice. The battle never ends.

12:05 – First Joker, now this… When does it stop?

12:14 – I wanted to kill my parents’ murderer. I could have. But that’s not the life they wanted for me.

12:22 – Don’t you put that on me.

13:22 – Look who I found…

13:55 – Problem solved. Who’s next?

15:52 – I thought your goal was to reassure people, Mr. Wayne.

16:31 – Well, then at least follow one bit of advice we paid those PR people so much money for.

What’s that?

17:14 – As a reception area, this place needs a lot of work.

17:24 – You’re lucky we found a sitter.

18:01 – And this is Brother Eye.

More like the Eye of Sauron.

18:06 – Surveillance hub?

More than that. A communications hub linking every…

18:21 – Must take a real genius to operate.

I don’t know about “genius”, but I do got a PhD .

18:48 – we’re covering them where we can, but we’re stretched thin.

18:54 – Harleen. Show them what you found.

Right-o, Bats.

19:05 – He’s got himself a band of bozos, calls ‘em “The Society”.

19:24 – …from a hideout in Slaughter Swamp. Vey mosquito-y.

19:42 – Don’t worry, Bats. With this crew on the job, what could go wrong?

19:47 – I know I’m the new guy, but you really trust Harley?

She’s a different person since Joker died. Mostly.

20:16 – Can they move any faster? I don’t need Gorilla Grodd taking my head off cuz your boys are too slow.

20:38 – Fancy meeting you here.

21:14 – Where I sit, there’s not much difference between him and Superman.

21:31 – Why you makin’ me do this?

21:44 – Drive all the boys crazy. Ya know? Like the old days…

22:47 – Face you fears.

Please. I used to huff this stuff for kicks.

25:11 – That’s my girl.

26:01 – Nobody puts Harleen in a corner.

27:44 – Mama always said | I had a black thumb.

27:52 – They’re mixing toxic gas right in your backyard.

28:31 – If you ever want on the team, we’d love to have ya…

30:13 – Well what good are the powers if I can’t even help Kal-El?

30:25 – And Batman will answer to us.

30:38 – Sounds more military than vigilante. You try calling the Army?

30:49 – So… what? Us three extradite Grodd from under his entire gorilla army?

31:27 – I couldn’t be there to finish the fight against the Superman. I’m damn sure finishing this one.

33:03 – Low self-esteem? Not that guy’s problem.

33:26 – Laid it on a little thick, Grodd. You hire Superman’s speech writer?

34:25 – But first, a few words from the Brave and the Bold!

34:48 – I call first dibs.

35:04 – You have no idea what you’re doing.

Sure I do. I’m in Gorilla City, fighting a lady in a cat-suit. This is one for the bucket list.

35:44 – There. I can die happy.

36:41 – Now ya done it… That was my favorite arrow.

38:10 – The good doctor’s been wearing that Helm for too long.

Then let’s help him out of it.

38:19 – You must flee this Earth before the thread of your fate unravels.

Would love to do that, but I only take orders from her.

38:46 – This day just keeps getting weirder.

39:05 – Your headgear really had you going.

39:19 – Too late for what, Kent? What’s going down?

40:05 – You’ve overstayed your welcome.

40:16 – Fighting a talking ape wasn’t enough. Had to throw in telekinesis…

40:28 – Aah! Forgot to bring my banana arrow. Wait. You eat bananas, right? Or is that an offensive stereotype?

41:35 – It’s never good when you slap the cuffs on and then they start chuckling.

42:20 – I, uh…got nothin’.

42:42 – Green skin. Smart money’s on alien.

48:38 – Braniac. What can you tell me?

48:50 – Braniac killed my parents… He blew up Krypton.

You never mentioned that before.

48:58 – How do I beat him?

You can’t. Not without me.

49:58 – You fitting in okay? People treating you well?

Let’s just say people here aren’t thrilled to live in close quarters with the Flash, convicted Regime criminal.

50:07 – Pardoned Regime criminal. Give it time. They’ll come around.

50:46 – And if Batman thinks you earned a second chance, who are you to argue?

52:30 – For God’s sake, Cold, look around.

Yeah, crazy day.

52:40 – We have to save these innocent people!

The same “innocent” people who cheered Superman when he executed my friends?

53:58 – Thanks, Kitty. I was hopin’ you was Bruce’s mole…

For all the good it did. Grodd never trusted me enough to share the whole “alien invasion” plan.

54:32 – Runnin’ a little slow, Flash.

Retirement’ll do that to you.

54:46 – What’s with you, Lawton? You should be fighting this invasion!

55:50 – Grodd said you couldn’t resist a good crisis.

57:57 – Hal? No. Not today…

Nice to see you, too, Barry.

58:55 – I told you. I’m trying to make things right.

59:01 – I betrayed my Corps, my planet, and my friends. And that’s the worst part.

59:08 – All day I’ve been reminded how I failed to be a hero.

59:48 – Look I get why you don’t trust me. But you should trust the Guardians. This ring means something. They put me through hell to get it back.

1:00:00 – Fine. | I’ve got my orders. Just thought it’d help if we cooperate.

1:00:24 – Uh… He didn’t like getting roped into the Regime by Superman. He sure won’t be happy to see me.

Get used to that.

1:00:25 – Batman wants my Marines to fight his battles? Like the time Superman ordered me to invade Metropolis?

1:01:01 – And remind Batman – – Stay out of my seas.

And when that’s on your doorstep?

1:01:07 – Atlantis will defend itself.

Maybe sooner than you think.

1:01:30 – Need I remind you whose kingdom this is?

1:03:24 – Tell me… Where’s your Amazon friend?

Didn’t you hear? I unfriended her.

1:05:06 – S’good to be back where I belong. Kinda like you and a prison cell.

1:05:48 – We’re locking down the gates, but the fight’s not over. Hal?

Sorry, I was… somewhere else. Where’s this leave us?

1:09:27 – The Guardians don’t need to know about that one.

1:11:06 – What’s the plan? You have one, right?

1:11:19 – Only Blue Beetle and Firestorm. But they’re busy.

Too busy for this?

1:11:23 – They’re the last line of defense if Brainiac moves on Superman.

1:11:33 – And the worse things get, the more people’ll think we should let him out to help. I’m just saying.

1:12:35 – So we’re the only thing between a crisis and an apocalypse?

Hm. I can get behind that…

1:13:24 – Game on.

1:17:26 – If your papi’s weak, what’s that make you?

1:17:48 – Thought I was smarter hot head? No. I know I am.

1:19:33 – Diana needs a hand, Cyborg. How long?

Give me five more minutes then it’s “lights out”.

1:19:52 – She is not out of our league! What happened to your confidence?

Kryptonains happened!

1:20:08 – Gotta hand it to Palmer, his people’s cryptography is legit. | Doesn’t mean I won’t break it.

1:21:12 – Amateur hour’s over, rookies.

1:22:14 – Brainiac’s too much for Batman. I’m your only chance.

1:22:28 – He won’t go far enough. That’s why he’ll fail.

1:23:27 – We’re freeing Kal-El… Like it or not.

1:23:38 – Normally, I don’t like hurting people. But after that Kryptonite stunt? You’re gonna get hurt.

1:24:11 – Where’s Wonder Woman?

Out cold. We won’t be seeing her for a while.

1:26:13 – You’re ready to stop Brainiac by any means necessary?

By the means at hand.

1:26:18 – What’s your game? You’re always three moves ahead.

1:26:23 – I’m never going back in the cell.

We’ll cross that bridge later. Right now, the world needs us…

1:32:00 – Hey, kiddies! Let’s play “Eeny Meeny Miney…”

1:32:10 – Harley needs a girl talk.

1:32:57 – Your girlfriend’s a real man-eater.

1:33:09 – Mandatory shock therapy… Oh, that’s right. you were spared. Thanks to your billionaire boy-toy.

1:33:22 – To hell with this pity party.

1:35:24 – Seriously? They’re already dead.

Why you gotta say that?

1:35:32 – Black Canary and Arrow? Definitely not the best.

I’d take them over you any day, Victor.

1:37:52 – Ready to meet Brother Eye?

About damn time.

1:38:11 – Victor Stone. The pinnacle of human evolution.

Someone has | a secret admirer.

1:38:31 – But you are capable of so much more.

1:40:02 – Power’s officially on backup.

1:44:17 – Nice rope-a-dope.

1:46:28 – You think you’re immortal. But in my time, Diana… You’re quite dead.

1:46:55 – An oracle you are not.

1:47:47 – My love made your stronger.

Is that what you tell yourself?

1:50:14 – I’m stronger, faster – – and thirsty. So thirsty…

1:51:20 – You lecture me? How much blood is on your ledger, Quinn?

Oh, buckets full, honey.

1:51:26 – I was trying too hard to impress the wrong guy. Kinda like you with Superman.

1:52:00 – What do you think you’re doing, Kara?

1:53:00 – Kal can protect you.

Superman? Oh, Blondie. You’re funny.

1:55:33 – Superman’s been more of a father than Batman could ever be.

2:00:38 – Brainiac controls the entire fleet from that Skull Ship. Take him down, take them all down.

2:06:10 – And now he’s gone. I’m sure that’s best news you’ve heard all day.

2:06:15 – I’ll miss him too.

You mean it?

2:11:35 – This king isn’t easily captured.

2:11:56 – Fitting that you two die together. The last of mankind’s monarchs.

2:15:41 – Don’t get ahead of yourself.

2:16:30 – You hurt my people, Grodd. In their name, I will have justice.

2:17:06 – Not the day to test my resolve.

2:18:29 – How’s your head?

Empty.

So not much has changed.

2:19:30 – Cyborg, where’s that signal disruptor?

Coming at you.

2:24:43 – And I thought I could make an entrance.

2:25:10 – The world’s finest.

2:26:05 – You talked a big game back at my cell. Let’s see how you stack up.

2:27:12 – You have a plan?

It’s a work in progress.

2:27:17 – That’s new.

2:28:58 – Brainiac added a third mind to your head.

Like we needed that.

2:30:13 – I’ll deal with him.

You hate magic…

I’ll manage.

2:32:41 – The Earth’s decline cannot be reversed.

We’ll find a way.

We always do.

2:40:04 – Like you said, I’m persistent.

2:43:01 – Bruce is right. We can’t be sure.

2:44:18 – You don’t want to do this.

2:46:04 – Atlantis needs to get with the times.

2:47:17 – Go back to Kahndaq, Adam. Stay here and you’ll be prosecuted.

2:50:43 – That was a good memory.

From another lifetime.


Wow, it seems you’ve made it to the end of this new-vocabulary-grammar-intensive article… But did you actually work through all the findings?  No shirking? Sweet! That’s what I call being persistent at mastering English!

russia-flag Вы дочитали и проработали статью до конца? Так держать!

Если Вы дочитали до конца эту статью, то я уверен, что Вы узнали много нового про английский язык (при условии, что Вы действительно проработали предложения выше).

Проработать так много материала это совсем не шутки, а вполне серьёзный подход к делу.

Теперь же дело за малым: эффективно всё перенести в речевой актив и начать всласть применять новые знания на практике (пункт 3 и 4, соответсвенно).

Спасибо за то, что уделили время.

Удачи в Вашем языковом путешествии!

I am crazy enough to do the whole nine-yards over again. Please bring me to the beginning of the sentences. Yeah!

Did you know that you are more than encouraged to go ahead and tell me in the comments section below how the whole process went?

With that, thanks for taking your time accepting the challenge, reading and working through the article.

Until next time!

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