With the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing this month, something that has been in the news a lot recently is the filming of Mark Wahlberg’s film Patriot’s Day. Wahlberg, a Dorchester native, (who teens would mostly likely recognize from the Ted movies), has been spotted in the Boston area for filming. His role in the movie is of a Boston Police officer during the events and the aftermath of the bombing.
As this NPR article points out, the filming in Boston has been controversial. Wahlberg, whose own teenage years in Boston weren’t without controversy, was spotted just last week filming scenes at the marathon finish line outside of the Central Library. While some Bostonians are excited for the film, others feel that the recreations trigger too many incredible scary feelings they experienced just three years ago.
What do you think? What are your memories of that day? Do you think this film is a good idea, or do you wish they had waited a few more years?
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