Defining Heroism Down

From Friday’s Boston Globe:

Mixed feelings as Hub heroes explore movie on its villain

Bulger’s portrayal may be challenge for Damon, Affleck

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon grew up in the Boston area, then went on to star in and direct many critically acclaimed films, including “Good Will Hunting,’’ “The Departed,’’ and “The Town,’’ all set in or around the Hub. This week, the two actor-filmmakers revealed plans to make a movie based on the life and crimes of South Boston mobster James “Whitey’’ Bulger. To many involved in the real-life Bulger saga, there’s much to celebrate there – yet much to be concerned about, too.

Memo to Globe editors: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are not heroes. They’re celebrities. “Hub heroes” are the Bostonians who sacrificed their lives in America’s never ending wars.

Not to get technical about it.

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2 Responses to Defining Heroism Down

  1. Hub heroes also include first responders who fell in the line of duty.

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