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Oh Hai Thar, Boondock Saints Sequel! - Walking on the Edge
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Oh Hai Thar, Boondock Saints Sequel!
So it looks like The Boondock Saints sequel is finally getting made. FINALLY. After, what, like 300 aborted rumors of how it was finally being made? I think it's actually true this time, though.

Like most people who have seen the first movie, I had never heard of it until someone randomly said to me, "You HAVE to see this movie," and sat me down and watched it with me on DVD. According to the article linked below and my vague memory of what my friend said at the time, the original didn't really get the release it was supposed to, so it ended up being sort of a cult classic that not everyone's heard of.

Funnily enough, whenever I do encounter someone who's seen it, they seem to either really love it or really hate it. Either they think it's awesome and badass and funny and makes some good points and gives food for thought (or is just fun because, HI THERE, RANDOM VIOLENCE AND BLOOD AND WILLEM DAFOE AND SOME DUDE YELLING "WYATT F*CKING EARP" WHILE SHOOTING UP MOBSTERS IN A STRIP JOINT), or they think it's stupid and mindless and gratuitous and pointless and as philosophically well-developed as a five-year-old on the shallow end of the mental gene pool, AND that anyone who likes it is a moron. At least so far. (I have yet to encounter someone who doesn't have any feeling about it at all.)

Since the sequel is now imminent, I am curious as to what y'all thought of the first one. Therefore, POLL!

Poll #1403196 What did you think of The Boondock Saints (I)?

Have you seen The Boondock Saints?

Yes
19(73.1%)
No
5(19.2%)
What?
0(0.0%)
No seriously: what?
2(7.7%)

What did you think of it?

Pure Awesomeness
14(58.3%)
Purile Stupidity
2(8.3%)
Mehhhhh
3(12.5%)
Huh? I'm still confused, here.
5(20.8%)

If you liked it, why did you like it?

If you didn't like it, why didn't you like it?




(As for me, well, I own the movie. And have watched it several times. And now after talking about it, I kinda want to go watch it again. So clearly I enjoy it. Although I do think Troy Duffy sounds like he's a bit of an ass, and am not particularly impressed that he "tried to one-up himself" in the area of profanity for the sequel. Because that's really not what I'm most concerned about, when it comes to a sequel. But I'm just going to hope that was just a throwaway comment and isn't truly so important to the sequel that they felt it really needed mentioning. Heh.)

And now, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day article thataway. (Thanks to cleolinda for the link.)

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fabfunk From: fabfunk Date: May 21st, 2009 05:28 am (UTC) (current file)
It's the worst fucking movie in the history of PEOPLE.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 22nd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC) (current file)
See, this is what I'm talking about. Either people really like it, or they REALLY hate it. Heh.
fabfunk From: fabfunk Date: May 22nd, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (current file)
But then there's MY mystery- how could anyone like such a stupid, awful, juvenile, unfunny movie?
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 22nd, 2009 03:51 am (UTC) (current file)
Because it has hot guys with Irish accents falling out of the ceiling shooting people and snarking at each other, and Willem Dafoe being completely crazy, and big explosions and slow motion gunfights?

I'm just sayin'. :)

I don't believe it's, like, OMG THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER like some people do, but for what it is, I enjoyed it.

To each their own!
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 22nd, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, Willem Dafoe is WILLEM DAFOE. Hee. He's just great.

I wonder how the next one will shake out re: plot vs. violence ratio...
narfzz From: narfzz Date: May 21st, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC) (current file)
That's EXACTLY how I saw the movie. I never heard about the it before until my brother sat me down and made me watch it. I remember really enjoying it and kind of fuzzy about the plot.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 22nd, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, the plot is there, and it's ok, but it's not really a plot-heavy movie. But fun, in my opinion.
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