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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).

Origin

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).

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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).

Life is good, but it can be better. pic.twitter.com/p3kJWeoB0S

— Rodrigo Alamilla (@123porRod) December 26, 2020

On December 28th, Twitter 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 and Mashable.


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