Monday, July 11, 2011
F This Movie! - The Boondock Saints
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Also discussed this episode: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Midnight in Paris (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Overnight (2003), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
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Oh man: I'v always HATED Boondock Saints and felt like I was the one who was the weirdo...and then I realized that every time I was forced to sit through it was in my early-mid 20's...with a bunch of military guys. Mystery solved.ReplyDelete
Same here! I sat down fully expecting to love it (everyone was always talking about how great it was, and I am also Irish and super interested in portrayals of Catholicism onscreen). But it was like, as soon as that very first scene with the lesbian woman happened, I felt like the author/director was just peeking out at the screen and flipping the bird at any female (or gay) viewers for now reason. It was like hanging a sign that said "No Girls Allowed" because you think that makes you manly and cool (where instead it makes you look like a sad 4th grader in a treehouse).ReplyDelete
It only got worse with the verbal abuse of that one woman, and the groping of the other woman while she was unconscious BY ONE OF THE HEROES.
It sucked because, like I said, I really wanted to enjoy it, and instead it just seemed to revel in putting down the gender of half its potential audience (as well as many other demographics that you mentioned.) It just felt mean. What a shitty movie.