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?
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.