Thursday, September 03, 2009

Boondock Saints

As the trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day has made its debut on IGN, I'd thought I'd ask a question regarding the first movie in relation to the small subset of women who have chosen this movie as being one of their favorites. Why do they like it so much? It is likely that some enjoy the movie just because of the two men who play the main characters: Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus--they would stay away from most other action movies, unless there was some eye candy for them. But what other reasons might there be for embracing what seems to be a typical guy movie? Stylish violence, vigilanteism, offbeat and dark humor, some surprising cameos, Willem Dafoe? Or is it the transformation of two nice working boys into killers out for justice?

(Should Boondock Saints be considered a part of the hip criminal/gangster comedy-drama trend that includes Pulp Fiction and Guy Ritchie movies?)

The Boondock Saints Trailer

The boondock Saints Official trailer

Boondock Saints Courtroom Speech

Related links:

imdb and wiki and Rotten Tomatoes
Boondock Saints 2 Plot Revealed
The Legitimacy of Vigilanteism

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