The First 5 Minutes of ‘The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm,

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Yesterday we put up a link to the Eventful page where you could “demand” that Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints:All Saints Day be shown in your hometown theaters. So far, the movie has scraped together 18 thousand votes; that’s 5 thousand more votes than yesterday. Sadly, it’s not a big enough number to warrant a wide release. That may be why Apparition decided to release the first 5 minutes of footage of the film today in hopes of gathering some more attention.

I’m not thinking this was the best move or their part because (as much as it pains me to say it) I’m completely underwhelmed at the opening. There are more clichés than a bad 80′s action film. Duffy has managed to explain everything and nothing at the same time. He writes off 10 years of absence with scruffy beards and hair and then writes that off with a 2 minute shave, hair cut and shower montage.

I like rock music montages but this just feels cheesy and forced. I’m so upset right now I could spit. I can’t even type straight any more. Watch the preview after the jump:

So what did you think? I just need to rant a minute on a couple of things. First: Why do the brothers look like a couple of Geico cavemen rejects? Second: When did they become pirates burying all their money and guns by a barn? Third: Their father and the Father are sitting at the table when the brothers leave; the brothers then dig up a chest, clean their guns and money, cut their own hair, shave, shower, then finally get dressed and go back to where the 2 fathers are STILL SITTING IN THE SAME PLACE! Seriously, the brothers had to be gone for at least an hour quite possibly more; would it have been too hard to have the fathers at least swap chairs or be standing up?

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Sigh. We also get a sense of the ridiculously cliché police detectives we will be subject to. “Green Beans” is going to get on my nerves with in the first 30 seconds I see him; wait, too late! Hopefully Duffy only did this in the first 10 minutes or so and the rest of the movie is pure action goodness. Hey, I can hope can’t I?

What do you think about the first 5 minutes of The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day? Am I being too hard on it or do you think my observations are justified?

The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day opens up north October 30th, 2009.

Source: IGN

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  1. I mean, I am a fan of the first one, but so far, I agree, it opens like a very cliche sequel. Not at all the sequel I would have imagined.

    I was always under the impression that the public execution at the end of the first film was “The Beginning” so to speak of the Boondock Saints as vigilantes, and not the other way around.

    Kinda lame. Oh well. I will see it whether it comes to my town or not, I am sure, some day sooner or later, I will watch it. Even if I hear that it sucks. I will have to see it for myself.

    Just like Highlander: The Source. A fan is a fan. Sadly, I am both a Highlander and a Boondock fan.

  2. uuuug. what was that? have they murdered the excellence that was the original? this makes me believe that they have… super UUUUGGG!

    • i love boondock saints i watched both of them it jst made me wanna watch them again thts how good these movies are hope they come out with a new boondock saints tht will be nice wouldnt it.

  3. I’m sorry to be the bad guy, but I thought the first BDS was bad: meandering and pointless with ridiculously incoherent scenes. I haven’t watched the new trailer, but even from the fans’ this sounds like more of the same palaver. Friends begged me to watch the first one (“…it’s your kind of movie. You’ll love it…) and I ended up fast forwarding through it until Billy C. shows up (I am a Big Yin fan), but I couldn’t believe how dumb it was. I honestly couldn’t see what other people thought was so good. And I enjoy the odd bad-it’s-so-good film. I know I’m setting myself up for a world of hurt because of my opinion, but I just can’t believe anyone would pay to see these movies. That’s probably why no one is signing up for a wider screening.

  4. i love the boon bock saints they sould make more movies like this and sould out reach all communities
    sinceraly gerald mcneil

  5. @Shannon

    I lived in the Boston area for a bit in 2002 and got a place with my then gf from the same area. She introduced me to the film and said it was amazing(boston accent included). So I watched it.

    I’m with you somewhat. I never saw the big deal about it. I think the original is a nice, enjoyable film but when I lived down there it just seemed to me that it was a Bostonian thing to like the movie hardcore. Since that’s where it took place. Sure people all over the country have seen it and probably loved it as much as her and practically everyone I came across when I lived there. But point being is it a bostonian thing to absolutely adore that movie?

  6. I’ve seen the whole movie. I agree that the beginning is a extremely underwhelming, but the once the movie gets going…it doesn’t stop. Not quite the classic that the original was, but still a very fun, bloody and hilarious action movie. Definitely worth seeing, if you’re a fan of the original.

  7. Sean L

    I’m so glad to hear that because the beginning does look bad but I loved the first movie so I will check it out now. thx.

  8. I agree M-Cat; it’s nice to hear that the movie gets better as it goes along. I was really looking forward to watching this.

  9. @ Paul Young

    I just talked to a couple of friends that went to the premiere and said it was awesome! They said it starts out slow, like Sean L said, but gets better and better and is NOT quite as good as the first movie but one hell of a ride.

  10. I don’t care what anyone says, I LOVED the first one and watching the trailer made me ready for more!! I am stoked!!!!!!

  11. I don’t care what anyone says, I LOVED the first one and watching the trailer made me ready for more!! I am stoked!!!

  12. @m-cat – That is very reassuring to hear. I sure hope they are right. Of coruse, it doesn’t really matter too much since I can’t see it until it comes out on DVD.

  13. the first one was awesome. i kind of wish they wouldn’t have made a second because the first one was so unique and no surprise this one doesn’t look like it will be nearly as good.

  14. The Boondock Saints is and always will be my #1 favorite! Im so excited that this one is coming out and they actually have the same guys. Finally they do something right in the movie business.

  15. OK i understand some things people say this movie is going to be awsome ive been a fan for so long of the saints and now remarkably the sequel is out. The reason of why they look like cavemen is because theyve been hiding or 7 years since the first film and they are in ireland. and there could be many reasons why when they returned the fathers were still sitting there. the little montage of them cutting there hair and digging and preparing there guns and what not notice that it didnt take them long in the movie maybe in real life it would have took them forever but the movie showed that it took no time in which this could be used as a way to show that they are still as bad a@# as they were in the first or a kind of comic relief something bad happens and they are up and ready. Or you could just look at it this way some people could sit down and talk for hours and it being a serious situation as the movie portrays than i dont find it hard for the fathers to be sittin there for even longer than it could have showed. Well enough about pointless ranting if your a fan of the first one than this should make any one excited

  16. Yeah, you are being way too harsh on the beginning, and I say that not only as a Saints fan but as a general movie lover.

    A) Why is burying things near a barn a pirate-only trait?
    B) Cavemen they may resemble, but they sure as hell look different from their police sketches. = Not getting caught.
    C) So you’ve never sat at a table for longer than ten minutes in the same chair, eh? It’s completely believable that the Father and The Duke would have plenty to discuss whilst the boys gather their huntin’ gear. Now you’re just looking for reasons to hate it.

    I’m as nervous as any Saints fan, hoping this won’t suck and/or taint my love for the characters, but c’mon. Nitpicking five minutes of movie makes you look like you’re just trying to be a hardass. There’s nowhere near enough footage to judge on, especially against the “cliche detectives” who got, what, a minute of dialogue, if that? I’m excited to see the original actors reprising the roles.

    Sigh, some people are just too hard to please.

  17. This movie was sooo good guys. I saw it yesterday in LA I drove all the way from Bakersfield. I will tell you right now that this movie deserves to be in every theater in the US. It gets sooo much better as it goes along and the ending is pure PURE genius. Demand it because it deserves every bit of recognition.