"The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie

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Saddam Hussein

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"The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« on: December 13, 2010, 09:43:12 PM »
It really was.  I don't understand why so many people on the Internet sing its praises.  I think it's a perfect example of what a Tarantino movie would be like if Tarantino had absolutely no talent or style.

Also, I recently watched the documentary Overnight.  It's about the rise and fall of Troy Duffy, the guy who directed The Boondock Saints, absolutely nothing for ten years, and then its equally shitty sequel.  It's actually a pretty good watch, and I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to know why Duffy dropped out of the public spotlight so soon after he entered it.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 09:45:49 PM »
I liked it puh >:(
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 12:05:02 AM »
I didn't think it was terrible, but I didn't think it was anything special either.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 02:00:39 AM »
It had a bad plot, a bad script, bad acting (with the exception of Willem Dafoe), and even a bad soundtrack.  It's an idiot movie.  Basically Twilight for frat boys.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 02:52:01 AM »
I didn't think it was terrible, but I didn't think it was anything special either.

That said, I've only seen it once. Drunk.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 05:39:37 AM »
You're a terrible movie.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 04:54:08 PM »
Odd.  I though half of FES would have piled angry abuse on me by now.  I am pleasantly surprised.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 06:06:32 PM »
What the fuck were you expecting from Boondck Saints?

It was a great movie for what it was.

Bad asses killing people.

p.s. dont forget to make this thread for the expendables.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 11:02:21 PM »
Im in agreement on peoples Ops of that movie.. Ive been up in the air on that one for years.. it wasnt great.. but, it wasnt shit either.. I own it so i guess i should bitch too much.. but,  honestly the second one: Is total shit.. and was completely unwarranted.. not sure why they bothered.. ending up dragging down the first one a bit for me.. 
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 08:29:43 AM »
What the fuck were you expecting from Boondck Saints?

It was a great movie for what it was.

Bad asses killing people.

p.s. dont forget to make this thread for the expendables.

To criticize The Expendables for being a silly movie would obviously be ridiculous, as that was clearly the intention.  It was a throwback to action movies of the 1980s, when the quality of films was roughly calculated by multiplying how badass the hero was by the body count.

However, The Boondock Saints wasn't an action movie.  It may have been marketed as one after it was made, but it was actually just a crime film, clearly influenced by the successes from Scorsese and Tarantino.  There was very little actual fighting or combat (and what action was there was constantly being interrupted by dialogue and flashbacks), rather, it was mostly just stylized executions, as in, a guy points a gun at someone else and shoots him.  That's not an action movie.  So criticizing The Boondock Saints as being mindless and nonsensical is a very valid point to make.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 11:24:17 AM »
You have stupid opinions and are a fool.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 11:46:33 AM »
I am a cultured fellow.  You are easily entertained.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 12:21:07 PM »
I find the South Carolina Gamecocks to be the most delightful NCAA team.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 12:53:16 PM »
It was enjoyable for what it was, but then again it takes quite a lot for me to not like a movie.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 02:32:44 PM »
It was enjoyable for what it was, but then again it takes quite a lot for me to not like a movie.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 08:19:02 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 10:55:27 PM »
You are perfectly justified for hating it, and all your reasons are valid, but I personally was entertained.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2010, 04:43:19 PM »
It was definitely entertaining. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what entertainment is. Whether or not it can be considered a good movie however is up for debate.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2010, 01:32:03 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.
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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2010, 04:11:41 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

You're essentially saying that if the bad parts of Twilight weren't so bad, it would be better.  No shit.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2010, 04:37:07 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

Twilight had a story?

Hang on...
Girl meets vampire, vampire meets girl, forbidden love, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, SUDDENLY BAD VAMPIRES, oh shit chase sequence, bad vampires defeated, end

Oh yeah. Right.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2010, 05:00:27 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

Twilight had a story?

Hang on...
Girl meets vampire, vampire meets girl, forbidden love, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, SUDDENLY BAD VAMPIRES, oh shit chase sequence, bad vampires defeated, end

Oh yeah. Right.

If you say so.  You're the one who read it.

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2010, 06:29:59 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

Twilight had a story?

Hang on...
Girl meets vampire, vampire meets girl, forbidden love, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, SUDDENLY BAD VAMPIRES, oh shit chase sequence, bad vampires defeated, end

Oh yeah. Right.

If you say so.  You're the one who read it.

You watched the film.

Your point?

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2010, 06:35:05 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

Twilight had a story?

Hang on...
Girl meets vampire, vampire meets girl, forbidden love, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, SUDDENLY BAD VAMPIRES, oh shit chase sequence, bad vampires defeated, end

Oh yeah. Right.

If you say so.  You're the one who read it.

You watched the film.

Your point?

No I didn't. ???

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2010, 06:36:46 PM »
Twilight was enjoyable for what it was.  Everyone stop criticizing it.

This is a funny example, because I honestly didn't think that the story of Twilight was that bad. It was the bland characters, crappy acting and horrible dialogue that made it bad. The girl-meets-boy story and the love triangle with supernatural elements in themselves aren't bad concepts, even though they're nothing new. I postulate that if Twilight was done right, it would have been good.

Twilight had a story?

Hang on...
Girl meets vampire, vampire meets girl, forbidden love, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, cheesy shit, SUDDENLY BAD VAMPIRES, oh shit chase sequence, bad vampires defeated, end

Oh yeah. Right.

If you say so.  You're the one who read it.

You watched the film.

Your point?

No I didn't. ???

Wait, so you don't know anything about Twilight but choose to bash it anyway?

Oh okay. The Boondock Saints was a great movie. I haven't seen it though, but that shouldn't stop me from having an opinion on it, right?

Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2010, 06:39:47 PM »
What is The Boondock Saints?

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2010, 06:40:31 PM »
What is The Boondock Saints?

The greatest movie ever. You should totally check it out.

Anyone who hates it is obviously gay.

Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2010, 06:41:38 PM »
Is that a fact?

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Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2010, 06:42:42 PM »
Of course.

Re: "The Boondock Saints" was a terrible movie
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2010, 06:43:45 PM »


Really?