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Ask Movie Slate - The Boondock Saints

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Ask Movie Slate - Episode 182

Commissioned by :iconssjcharon:

Drawing this one was something of a last minute decision. I had no plans for St. Patrick's day, but lo and behold, my friend Charonib comes around with the crazy idea of Movie Slate as Willem Dafoe from "The Boondock Saints". After watching the movie, there was no way I could say no. I managed to crank this one up in a record time for me (took me around 7 hours of solid work, including drawing a re-usable background for future Movie Slate updates) and I have to say I feel rather proud of that explosion. I don't often have the chance to Michael Bay things up, so I hope you guys also enjoy that explosion effect. Also drawing those guns was crazy fun.

"The Boondock Saints" is one of those movies I completely passed upon, because it didn't seem all that special for me, and I have to admit I wasn't all that thrilled about it when I watched it recently. Things didn't get better with the way the title credits are arranged (one of the worst title credits I've ever seen, and I've seen a few bad ones). But besides that, it is a pretty good movie. It's akin to the old vigilante/slash revenge movies you'd see Charles Bronson starring in, with two brothers taking upon themselves to clean the city of Boston of all the mobsters that operate in it. It's edited really clever, with the action scenes intertwined with the FBI investigation that tracks their exploits, it's full of memorable characters and performances (especially Willem Dafoe as the FBI Agent in charge, and Billy Connolly as a hit-man), and it's surprisingly violent. If you're into action movies that know how to squeeze every dollar out of their low budgets, give this one a watch because you might be like me: You won't regret it.

Ever since I played "Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder" at Hearths Warming Con with my friends, I've been fascinated with the designs of the grown up versions of all fillies and colts from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I've been wanting to draw them ever since, so I had to put both Snips and Snails in this update, as Connor and Murphy MacManus. I've also made the decision of having all future appearances from any filly and colt (and baby dragon) from Friendship is Magic to be their grown up version. I think that will make the blog more interesting, and it won't limit me so much when it comes to feature characters in future updates. Besides drawing these two as two total badasses instead of the usual clumsy and useless duo feels refreshing, truth be told.

Happy St. Patrick's day! Drink responsibly everyone.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture!

Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

Thank you!

You can check the update on Movie Slate's blog right here.

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GreatTeacherDiCenso's avatar
Boondock Saints is awesome because it's a comic book movie based on a comic book that doesn't exist....in this reality.  The comic was written by Garth Ennis from a reality where he still retained everything you love about his style in regards to action, violence and humor, but not only didn't have a raging mad on towards organized religion was a loyal Irish Catholic to boot!