Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them.
This movie is nothing but a homage to the original BDS film and if you loved that movie, you will find yourself laughing at the not-so-subtle cues spread all over BDS:2. After 10 years of waiting I felt like I’d already seen this movie and it was done better the first time. There was to much forced dialogue, the new comedic relief is just not like the Rocco I loved so much, the Boston cops really get on your nerves, and the back-story was lame and overdone. Duffy spent so much time trying to incorporate all the characters from the previous BDS film that he didn’t seem to care how much it effected presenting a good story. The movie is worth watching for Connolly and Reedus. Die-hard BDS fans will chuckle, but I won't be spending money to put it in my personal collection.