YMMV / Blown Away


  • Awesome Music: "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2.
    • The movie's beautiful and haunting main theme, "Prince's Day".
  • Complete Monster: Ryan Gaerity was once an Irish terrorist who, after trying to kill dozens of civilians with a bomb, was taken down by his more moral partner, Jimmy Dove, and sent to prison. Years later, Gaerity breaks out of prison, killing a guard and his cellmate in the process. Then, by a chance viewing on television, tracks Dove down and starts killing off his bomb squad teammates. After killing Dove's dog and displaying it for him to find, Gaerity orchestrates the death of Max, Dove's uncle, in an explosion meant to kill both Dove and his uncle. When found by Dove, Gaerity reveals he set a bomb to kill Dove's wife and daughter, and then tries to kill both Dove and himself with a bomb, hoping for Dove's last thoughts to be the knowledge that his family is about to die. Obsessed with revenge to the point of insanity, Gaerity went above and beyond whatever "justice" he was trying to enact on Dove would have called for.
  • Ending Fatigue: Just when you thought it was all over once Gaerity and the Dolphin go up in flames, it turns out that Gaerity had planted a bomb in Kate and Lizzy's car. Dove then had to race to the concert once the concert was over and then had to enter the car to disable the bomb while trying not to hit the brakes.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The film is about the attempts to stop a mad bomber in Boston. 19 years later, on April 15, 2013, a bomb attack killed three people and injured hundreds at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
    • Even harsher: one of the bombing sites in the film is Copley Square. Where the Marathon's finish line is located.

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