The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 American vigilante action-thriller film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film serves as a sequel to the 1999 film The Boondock Saints. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, who return to their roles, as well as several of the other actors from the first film.
Eight years after the events of the first Boondock Saints film, The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.
Why It Sucks
- Much like the first predecessor, the storyline is even lousy and weak than the first movie.
- The single characters, Conner and Murphy and so as the other characters are even worse, and even poorly written than what they were in the first film, and they supposed to be Catholics, yet they still lack the morality whatsoever, meaning they can be considered sinners, not only that, but it has character errors throughout the movie.
- On the topic, In the opening crime scene, S.A. Bloom suggests that the perp was short because the exit wounds were lower on the face than that of the "Saints", however, (in that scenario) someone taller would most likely have a downward trajectory while a shorter person would aim more more level, thus resulting in higher exit wounds.
- After the forklift incident when the brothers say their prayer and then cross themselves, they go in the incorrect order. The correct order is: head, middle, left shoulder, right shoulder, but the brothers switch the right and left shoulder.
- The movie feels more like a rehash to the first film.
- There a plot hole were explaining what happened during the prudential shootout, Agent Bloom and Romeo interact with each other after Romeo's attempt at a one-liner. Yet, Bloom wasn't there for the shootout and only showed up to narrate the flashback.
- Apparently, you still going to kill people as long, your believed in God.
- Continuity errors: Such as when Detective Bloom describes the killing in the hotel, Jimmy the Gopher hears the story from inside the panic room, though at the beginning of the film Gorgeous George had to push the intercom button to talk from outside, which did not happen during Bloom's explanation.
- Awful cinematography.
- The jokes were still poorly written, and some of them are not funny, such as they tried to shoot a person on his head as a joke, but fails.
- Heck, even the person who said in the film is not funny.
- Produced placements, such as U.S. Mail logo, etc..
- The Irish accents, and most of its acting is also even terrible than what they were in the first one.
- The movie also tried to be more like the other action films like The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs, yet it still failed even more, and even way miserably.
- The acting is so horrendous. The Irish accents are even worse than what the accents were in the first movie.
- Most of the action scenes were still in bad quick cut scenes that zoom in on the aftermath of shots of people shooting up a storm.
- The film was released ten years before the first film.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The soundtrack is actually cool to listen to.
Much like the first movie, it was not well received by critics, and fans of the original, reaching a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but with mixed reception from the fans with a 58% audience score rating on the same site. On Metacritic, it has a 24/100 "Generally unfavorable reviews" and a 6.0/10 user score rating on the same site.