Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Suck of the Irish


I think I made my point pretty clear earlier this morning, but just in case anyone missed it:

The Boondock Saints was a God-awful movie.

That is all.

24 comments:

Simon Owens said...

Thank you for this. I can't how many times I've argued with dipshits back when I was in college about how this wasn't, in fact, the best movie ever.

Neither is Fight Club.

Chez said...

I actually liked Fight Club quite a bit, but I'm a big Fincher fan.

Alex said...

This is one of those times that I have to disagree with you Chez. However, I don't feel the need to sit and argue about it, since that would be pretty pointless. Some like it, some don't, and I can live with that.

jgodsey said...

they are both good in their own way...Boondock saints works best, late at night on cable when you have had too many beers and are rooting around through yesterday's chinese food.

Fight club is good as a lead up to a heavily testosterone laden sporting event.

neither of which are appropriate material to watch if you want to get 'lucky' later.

C.L.J. said...

When you've sat through genuine stinkers like XTRO and TIMEWALKER, Boondock Saints isn't so bad. Heck, at least it didn't put me to sleep like UNFORGIVEN did.

But Willem Dafoe sucked donkey balls in it, that's for sure.

VOTAR said...

never saw it.

never actually heard of it, come to think...

Anonymous said...

man, thats just a fun popcorn movie, gotta love pointless action, and Ron Jeremy getting his ass killed.

Deacon Blue said...

Someone besides me saw Timewalker? Did you see it in the theater as I did when it was a new release, c.l.j., or were you blessed to avoid that fate?

Any chance that you saw an equally godawful movie circa the same period called Horror Planet?

alex said...

I agree that Boondock saints wasnt a great movie but there are some little things that the movie did right that I enjoyed. It is no Fight Club but it ranks much higher than most of the crap that comes out of the studios.

Blade said...

i love it, even though i don't think its anywhere near approaching like greatest movie ever.

then again, the first time i saw it, a girl had picked me up at a bar, taken me back to her place to 'watch a movie' and then did absolutely unimaginable things to me while that movie was on. so maybe i'm a little biased.

UneFemmePlusCourageuse said...

I don't know how many idiots I've met who thought this was the best movie ever. Yay.

Phil said...

I haven't seen this one. Was it worse than The Departed?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stating that. Boondock Saints was a terrible movie. I know there are those that see it as a cult favorite but its just a piece of celluloid dogshit.

Benny

Captain Babypants said...

Do you think you would hate it as much if people didn't keep insisting it was great?

My feelings on it are, interesting idea, imperfect execution. I don't really like it, but somehow it made it into my DVD collection (pretty sure it was a gift).

Nick said...

have you ever seen the documentary "Overnight"? it's about the rise and fall of Troy Duffy, the blunder-tits behind "the Boondock Saints". it's something everyone should see.

Chez said...

Seen it -- it's about 100 times better than the movie itself.

Jim said...

That movie made me hate Irish people and Boston for a good week.

Ref said...

Good sound track, though!

Nightmare said...

How can you people judge something that is obviously an opinion?

Seriously? It is like making fun of someone because they like chocolate more then vanilla...or they like tomatoes and you don't.

If you like the movie great, enjoy...if not well, my Momma always said "if you can't say something nice shut your fucking mouth before I knock your teeth out"...Momma is awesome, a real tender buzz saw.

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

I only watched 20 minutes of it. I'm sure the bastards have been using on the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. It certainly is painful.

UneFemmePlusCourageuse said...

Captain Babypants--
Personally, I think my opinion of it would be higher if the people who loved it so much weren't so dumb in other areas.

Can't speak for anyone else though.

Damian said...

I watched 'Boondock Saints' and thought it should've been titled 'Moon-Cock Taints'. It was surprisingly homoerotic, and unintentionally funny. People that say it's a good movie probably need a second look or don't have a good sense of what good art is. Cheers to you for saying it's bad.

dick_gozinia said...

Terrible movie. I have had near fistfights with people who worship this piece of dung. I watched it based on a friend's recommendation (but he also recommended The Doom Generation and I still owe him a cock punch for making me sit through that) and later told him to never recommend a movie to me again.

Then I watched Overnight. I call that vindication.

Jennifer Sulkin said...

aww, cmon, guys. while i will agree that there is a very strange tendency for the truly rabid boondock saints fans to be skinny dudes in the 25-35 range liable to tattoo their hands (just like the characters!!1!) and spar with each other at parties for no apparent reason......

the movie itself is not bad. in fact, it's pretty good. is it silly at times? absolutely. do the brothers inexplicably have DIFFERENT irish accents, that come and go with the proportion of shouting? sure.

you can call it 'high minded violence-porn douchebaggery with pretentions towards art', but at least it was trying to get somewhere.

that, and you can't argue with the one-linerability of it, none of which i'll bother quoting, because most of them require circumstance for them to be funny.

i think the real appeal of this movie is that it seems to know when to and not to take itself seriously- unlike many of the critics or the fans. =)