The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Release Date: 2/7/2010 (DVD) – Rated R

Starring: Julie Benz (Dexter)

Plot Summary:  It has been eight years since the Saints went on their rampage; killing the scum of Boston.  They have been on a sheep ranch with their assassin father, living the simple life ever since.  The tranquility of their new life is interrupted though when they hear of a Bean Town priest murdered in the Saints’ trademark fashion.  They board a cargo ship for the states to see who had called them out and to avenge the killing.  While on the ship, they partner up with the whitest Mexican you’ll ever see, and he introduces them to his uncle who has an ear to the street.  The plot then transforms into that of the first movie with the Saints hunting down the mafia and a helpful FBI agent in charge of the case, leading the local police astray. 

Alex’s Thoughts:  If you saw the original, you’ve pretty much seen this one.  While the first movie was gritty with some dark humor; this one is almost playful with slap-stick comedy.  I just don’t think it fits well with the characters established in the last film.  It isn’t an awful movie, it’s just not what I expected.  Julie Benz does a good job in William Dafoe’s role from the original, but that is pretty much the highlight. Oh and it had Doc from Fraggle Rock as a bartender with Tourette’s. 

Tim’s Thoughts: I kept bouncing from angry to kind of enjoying myself. Every time I got mad, I was like “Well what did you expect?” and then my answer would be “Something that doesn’t suck”, and this went on and on for almost two hours. I loved the scenes where the FBI agent is explaining what happened, but it’s nearly identical to the first one, and the rest of the movie was so self-indulgent it was a bit sickening. Troy Duffy has peaked and needs to go back to the bar he lives in, and the Saints, while awesome, need to live on in our memories, not in sequels.

Final Thoughts:  This is one of those unnecessary sequels that just probably shouldn’t have been made.  The plot is so close to the first film there really isn’t any point to it.  If you’re a fan of the original you might enjoy seeing those characters again, but if you were on the fence about the first film, this would be one to skip probably.

Alex Rates This Movie 7/10

Tim Rates This Movie 6 /10

“Well, since we’ve already broken the fuck barrier, allow me to be blunt. It is because I’m so fucking smart that I make smart people feel like they are retarded.”

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