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“I should have killed you when I had the chance”: a supercut

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Life is full of regrets. And amid the mountainous accumulation of those regrets, the biggest one is not killing your nemesis when you had the chance.

Well, that's what the movies tell us anyway.

YouTube user Jukka-Pekka Bohm has compiled a four-minute, 22-second supercut of movie characters reciting the line, "I should have killed you when I had the chance," in films from Star Trek to Run All Night to Ella Enchanted.

Hearing the line over and over and over again — sometimes with a little extra flourish or panache, depending on the character or actor saying it — is a hilarious reminder of how many of our favorite movies are full of people who have no business being alive.