So you're saying that you "think the movie pretty much sucks but I basically understand its popularity and acknowledge that it was fairly groundbreaking for its genre,"
and that it "has delusions about being more 'realistic' and 'gritty'" compared to most action films that preceded it? Is that right.
Just curious, what do you think is actually groundbreaking about it? It's ability to induce delusions in people and make then think that it is "absolutely" realistic "Compared to most of the action films that preceded it," when it really isn't?