Trailer time – Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

by alphamonkey on September 3, 2009 · 4 comments

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So how does a film a decade old, despised by critics, and a complete flop at the box office, warrant a sequel? Check out the trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and see if you can answer that question. (What’s next, Over the Top II: Brothers in Arms?)

Director Troy Duffy returns along with David Ferry, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, Billy Connolly, and Brian Mahoney. And this time Julie Benz, Peter Fonda, and Judd Nelson come along for the ride.

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  • Matthew

    The answer: somehow, it became a cult hit (even though it’s like the Tang to Tarantino’s orange juice). Literally every person I went to high school with saw this movie.

    Seriously. It was huge on DVD.

    But yeah, this movie looks like complete garbage. It reminds me of those (somewhat) “awesome” direct to video action movies starring like, Dolph Lundgren or that guy who played the Substitute.

  • Alan

    actually it was a direct to video movie before it was a flop at the box office, it got a small release based on its cult status. One can assume that it was a flop because it had already been seen by everyone and their brother. Personally im actually looking forward to it, as the first had some moments I enjoyed story wise.

  • Bill

    It was a flop at the box office because the first movie was scheduled to be released in theaters about a week after the columbine shooting. President Clinton signed an executive order stating that it was banned from public viewing forums. Therefore it became a straight to dvd movie. The ban was lifted about two weeks after it hit dvd, but by then it was too late to save the box office ratings.

  • .alphamonkey.

    You know, I’m actually sad that your explanation is over 1000% not-true. Though if it were, it’d just solidify Bill Clinton’s legacy as a great American president.

    “Ah can’t stand by and let America suffer the horror of watching a film roughly equivalent to a 7th grader’s idea of a revenge flick. Ah promised to protect you, America. And with this Executive Order, you may consider yourself safe from retarded cinema, if only for a few more weeks.”

    I’m more than happy to admit that I thought Boondock Saints was about as enjoyable as a punch in the groin from an rabid, pcp-crazed Gary Busey.

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