Film Analysis: The Boondock Saints

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“Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace.” Despite their controversial method of justice, Connor and Murphy MacManus promise to punish all who violate these morals. After receiving a Baptism-like calling from God, the twins declare they must eradicate all sinfulness from the city of Boston. Poised as heroes by some, and lawless assassins by others, the brothers run wild through the city sparing the righteous and exiling the Earth’s wayward criminals. The Boondock Saints is a movie about religion, family, and vigilante justice. After killing Russian mobsters in self-defense, Irish, Catholic, fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus turn themselves in to the police where Agent…show more content…
The brothers joining their father, reciting the prayer, and serving justice by executing Papa Joe symbolizes the Holy Trinity purging the earth of wickedness. The Holy Trinity depicts God as three persons, the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit, and is requested to purify and lead those who call upon it to righteousness. Il Duce, who matches many physical descriptions of God in this scene, stands with his sons. They all recite the prayer, each individually voicing one spectrum of the triad, and execute Papa Joe. They are together, three persons as one family, ridding the world of yet another evil, just as the Holy Trinity does. Thus, they personify the Holy Trinity and symbolize it while serving…show more content…
They enter the estate through the garage and force the wife to grant them access to the area in which the criminal and his companions are playing poker. They spare the wife, enter the room and being to shoot at all the men within. After inspecting all the bodies, Rocco finds that the man he was looking for was not among them. The man had been in the restroom and was equipped with a metal bar. Rocco shoots him and the man swings at Rocco. The man and Rocco wrestle on the ground before Rocco eventually receives the advantage and kills

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