The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Writer: Troy Duffy, Taylor Duffy
Director: Troy Duffy
Starring: Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr., Julie Benz
the mcmanus brothers come out of hiding after someone frames them. they take a mexican under their wing instead of an italian , and a woman FBI agent is after them instead of a gay guy.
terrible. i was on the fence about the first one, but at least it had some sort of substance to it. this was almost a mockery of the first. a crass caricature made by a street artist in disney world. there were too many different things going on in this plot. and i use the word plot loosely. there was the thing going on with connolly's character past and present, then there was the boys with the mexican version of rocco, then there was the italian mafia judd nelson thing, and finally the bungling idiot cops running around like the three stooges on stupid medicine with julie benz thrown in for the t & a. the best part of the first one, a.k.a willem dafoe, was left out of this and let me just say julie benz is no dafoe. that's what i kept thinking throughout the entirety of this movie. at least until minute 110 and then i groaned. i guess we all need a paycheck? even dafoe? isn't he in everything? ugh. sigh. it's even more disappointing when it's done by the same people as the first and it's such an epic fail in achieving what the first one did.
as a side note: what the hell happened to sean patrick flannery!? was he in some horrible accident where his face needed reconstructive surgery like hamill? or could it be that the fates have been just that cruel. he looked older than billy connolly. maybe he's just a raging alcoholic and it's made his face all puffy and bloated. i'm totally going to look this up now....nothin! i'm going with the raging alcoholic theory. seriously, he was barely recognizable.