Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Boondock Saints II joins the ranks of sequels that suck

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the ill-conceived sequel to the 1999 cult classic The Boondock Saints, might be one of the year’s worst movies. Poorly written and acted, the film commences in Ireland where we see the two MacManus brothers Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) working on a farm. Bearded and barely recognizable, they’ve seemingly left behind their life of crime. But once they get news that a priest they knew was mercilessly gunned down in a Boston church, they trim the beards and set off to the States to get vengeance, adopting a Mexican brawler named Romeo (Clifton Collins Jr.) along the way. Once they get on U.S. soil, the shootouts commence and the brothers get a little assistance from both their friends on the force and Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz). While some of the trash-talking and outlandish action sequences recall Tarantino, this low-budget movie doesn’t benefit from the fact that most of the humor seems unintentional. And the numerous plot twists and false endings are ultimately just annoying. *

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