This is our first official Movie Fail podcast review. In this segment, Søren and guest reviewer Mike look at John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, and Mark Strong.
Listen to the podcast below, or download it here.
Mike’s Verdict: Movie Win
Søren’s Verdict: Movie Win
This post spurred an interesting little anecdote from user “goug” over on Reddit on how accurate the film was to the Irish countryside location:
“Some friends of mine lived in the town where a good few scenes are happening (Spiddal) during shooting; you hear Don Cheadle mention it when they’re going to cover the road from “Galway to Spiddal.” He’s showing the actual map!
These friends worked in the hotel where the crew stayed and one of them apparently was very friendly – David Wilmot, the blond bad guy (bad bad guy).
One morning, when leaving to work, my friends saw the crew around a trailer with a cop car on it, with Don Cheadle & Brendan Gleeson inside. They were shooting a scene… And still shooting the same scene in the evening, about 10 hours later. Impressive.
And yes, Connemara is gorgeous, especially when go way further west to the coast. You might know that, but this is one of the few counties where Irish is still spoken. In that regard, yeah, I guess it’s accurate, although the Irish speakers in the movie there were taking the piss; I say they could probably talk English.” ~ goug