May 23, 2006

Never assume.

A while ago I posted about The Boondock Saints coming to theatres for one showing only. Excited about this I took the night off and asked my roommate Kris to come along. Kris was the one who introduced me to this cult hit and I assumed a good time would be had by all.

And that's what I get for assuming. Kris is not what you'd call a social person. In fact when we got into the car to head there he couldn't remember the last time he went to a theatre. He normally doesn't like being in large groups so him coming along to this is proof positive of how much he enjoys this film.

We arrive at the theatre to find a small crowd of people. I get my turn to buy the tickets and the lady hands me back my money announcing that it had just sold out. Shit! I knew the film had a cult following, but I didn't know it would be this big. There were seven theatres in the area showing The Boondock Saints and the largest one was sold out.

We didn't have enough time to make it to another theatre unfortunately. Vacation time well spent I guess. The moral of the story is now matter how obscure you may thing something is there's usually about a million others who think the same thing.

"And I am reminded, on this holy day, of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, a long time ago, almost thirty years ago, this poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men." - Monsignor, The Boondock Saints.

2 comments:

jinsane said...

What a bummer! I would have loved to have seen it on the big screen!

Wiwille said...

Jinsane - Yeah me too.