Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord pointing towards the camera on the left and smiling on the right.

Life Is Good, But It Can Be Better

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Updated Jan 11, 2021 at 05:46AM EST by andcallmeshirley.

Added Jan 08, 2021 at 04:59PM EST by Matt.

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"Life Is Good, But It Can Better" is a memorable quote uttered by the character Maxwell Lord in the 2020 DC superhero film Wonder Woman 1984. Online, images of Lord saying the line are used in a series comparison memes (similar to Drakeposting).


On December 25th, 2020, Warner Bros. studio released the film Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max. In the film, television businessman Maxwell Lord (portrayed by Pedro Pascal) points at fans and says his catchphrase, "Life is good, but it can better" (shown below).


Following the release of the film, people began sharing images and GIFs of Lord saying the line. For example, on December 26th, 2020, Twitter user @123porRod tweeted a GIF with the caption "Life is good, but it can be better" (shown below).

On December 28th, Twitter[1] user @pingpongflix tweeted the earliest known comparison meme featuring the images, comparing Zack Snyder's Justice League to the cinematic universe proposed by Snyder. The post received more than 2,100 likes and 550 retweets in less than two weeks (shown below, left).

Throughout the week, others began sharing memes that use the format (examples below, center and right).

Several media outlets covered the meme, including The Mary Sue[2] and Mashable. [3]

Chris Wong-Swenson #PingPongFlix @pingpongflix 000 "Life is good, but it can be better" #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague #RestoreTheSnyderVerse ZACK SNYDER S JUST I C E LE A G UE ONLY ON 2021 HBOMAX COURTLAND ONWARD INWARD 11:43 AM · Dec 28, 2020 · Twitter Web App Spec Spider Ken #TogetherWeAreMore 4 #KrispyKreme @Kenman_RiderW 000 "Life is good, but it can be better" #powerrangerssequal 12:34 PM · Dec 28, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Washington Football Team @WashingtonNFL 00 W Life is good But it can be better SWEEPING THE EAGLES SWEEPING THE EAGLES AND WINNING THE NFC EAST 8:11 AM · Jan 4, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone

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The Feminist Patronum TpP @FemPatronum 00 life is good but it can be better 11:09 AM · Jan 3, 2021 · Twitter for Android Paul Springer (Twenty-Twenty-Done) @goodlookingeek "Life is good. But it can be better." : molly 9:48 PM • Jan 3, 2021 Twitter web App Aragorn Lord of the Rings World Rugby @WorldRugby "Life is good, but it can be better" 5:04 AM • Jan 6, 2021 • Twitter web App
CA • olivia rodrigo world domination @fanboyca 000 "Life is good, but it can be better." @taylorswift13 #evermorealbum ts evermore evermore (deluxe version) 2 Taylor Swift 5:39 AM · Jan 7, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone Nação Marvel @NacaoMarvell 000 NM "Life is good, but it can be better" 12:25 PM · Dec 29, 2020 · Twitter for Android Wookieepedia @WookOfficial 000 WOOKIEEPEDIA THESTAR WARS WIK Life is good. But it can be better. 1:39 PM · Dec 29, 2020 · Twitter Web App


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