luckygehrig wrote:I just watched Boondock Saints the other night. I saw a censored and edited version on TV, so bear in mind that I might not have gotten the whole experience. I've heard a lot of hype about the movie and it was alright. I'd say 7 out of 10. I'd like to go back and watch it again without the commercials and the censors.
Yeah, this isn't really the kind of movie that's supposed to be censored.
I can see why some people would hype the movie a little over-enthusiastically, but really there are a lot of entertaining "clever/noble criminal" movies out there and I don't see how this one particularly sets itself apart of breaks the mold. You've got Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Layer Cake, Snatch, etc. all of which I'd say are better movies overall, with more plot or character development and better dialog. Only if you are heavy into slow-mo action scenes would you say Boondock Saints is a better movie, I would think.
In my book, slow-mo action scenes don't earn you "bestest movie evar" status, no matter how well done (and we're not exactly talking the most epic/coolest fight scenes ever here).