I liked the Boondock Saints. But I hadn’t seen it before the onslaught of Hot Topic shwag was available and EVERY one of my friends claimed it to be their favorite film. I am not a poser. So, instead of saying “I love that movie, its like, my favorite movie of all time!” Seeing that I saw it 4 years after its underground cult development I’d rather say, “Yeah, that movie kicks ass, I like it a lot.”
So in my viewing of Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day, last night, I can honestly say now, “That movie kicked ass, I liked it a lot!”
The movie kicks off with the murder of a Boston priest, executed in the same fashion that the Brothers McMullen use when offing an evil sinner. While catching the news back in Ireland, where they’ve remained for the last 10 years, they have comically grown the same hair and beards as they’re daddy, Billy Connolly. While tending their flock of sheep (MESSAGE!) they have lived at peace for all these years…Until MONTAGE!! Shaving, and cutting their hair, and digging up their old weapons, they are going back to Boston to clear their names. With a new scene stealing sidekick, Clifton Collins Jr., who manages to kickass, but always falls short of the Saints coolness, is great new hilarious addition to the series.
Troy Duffy has stayed true to his first work, and kept it very similar, just with a few tweaks to his formula, making the shootouts bigger, longer, and a little more complex. The Saints, still hip and funny, arguing and brawling like brothers do at the drop of a hat, are on point throughout the whole flick….And while we waited a good long while for this sequel, the ending of ASD, leaves us knowing, not guessing…That part 3 is right around the corner.
(Thanks to AMC Framingham 15 for the consistent support of NerdBastards)