Friday, June 5, 2009
Planet Griffin's Top Ten Movies That Move On Paper: Comics Undreamed Of! Pt. 7
...And shepherds we shall be,
For Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti...
PLANET GRIFFIN continues on with a slight change to the repertoire. After a little thinking, the countdown continues with an entry I think is a little more deserving for the number 4 slot, so here it is---
THE BOONDOCK SAINTS
Anybody who kept up with the tumultuous history of this film knows that this is the one thing that writer/director TROY DUFFY actually did right (it was his mouth that destroyed everything else!).
This movie definitely deserves it's title of cult film right up there among the ranks of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, just don't expect me to throw bread at the screen
The tale of two local brothers and their friendship with a bumbling hood whose work for the Yakavetta crime family is fragile at best. When the brothers decide to destroy the criminal factions that plague their Boston neighborhood, the brothers become hometown heroes, and gains the respect of many--- including a psychotic hitman (played pitch perfect by Billy Connelly) contracted to kill them, as well as a gay FBI profiler (Willem Dafoe) who struggles with the thought of helping them versus taking them down!
When the trio disappears without a trace, therein lies the starting point for a new type of story to be told. The Boondock Saints would make for an incredible comic series, and the cult audiences who followed the film would be the first in line to pick up a copy! I know I would! See for yourself...