Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Big Friends

We've never really understood the the whole Tony-Montana-as-role-model thing among wannabee tough-guys. Not only does he fuck up and get blown away in the end by some bigger badasses, but he's unable to sexually satisfy a woman who at the time was married in real life to that wussy dweeb from Thirtysomething. We see a guy in a $300 Scarface leather jacket, and we know we can beat him in a fight. Still, he had a pretty big gun and abundant self-confidence, so we can see his appeal to the small-dick crowd. It's not at all astonishing to see a couple of cheap, cheesy pictures of Li'l Al Pacino on the wall of a recently-raided bad-guy house in Juárez.


Except, holy shit, these guys were some seriously bad-assed badasses! Tony may have had his "li'l frien'," but these dudes had

a basement arsenal.. that included three anti-aircraft guns, dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s ... several makes of machine guns, rifles, a shotgun and more than 26,000 ammunition cartridges... more than 50 military uniforms, as well as bulletproof vests and gas masks.


"Make way for the bad guy," indeed.

2 comments:

Mexfiles said...

Not as scary (or as twisted) as the Brazilian gangster, Pezão... his super-badass lair was a shrine to Justin Beiber.

bob cox said...

Looks like Charlton Hestons living room.