Boondock Saints 2? Say It Ain’t So!

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm,

boondock Boondock Saints 2?  Say It Aint So!According to SlashFilm, the ostensibly long-awaited sequel to The Boondock Saints has been greenlit. All the main actors whose characters were alive at the end of the original are planning to return, with the notable exception of Willem Dafoe. (Apparently he’s the only sane one in the bunch.) What really fascinated me about the original was how much backlash I received for having the audacity to write a negative review of the film right here on Screen Rant a few years ago. I thought the film was terrible, and that clearly didn’t sit well with fans.


Some of the readers respectfully disagreed with me (which is perfectly okay — and appreciated), but many of the comments were insulting, inflammatory, threatening or a combination of the three. Things got so rowdy after a while that Vic (the site owner) ended up having to completely disable the comment feature for the review. I have been writing movie reviews for Screen Rant for about four years, and I have never seen a stronger reader response than I did for The Boondock Saints. What was/is the big deal? It’s just a movie; some people liked it, while others (including me) did not.

So what do you think? Did Sony do the right thing by greenlighting a sequel? Will the movie-going public still want to see a sequel, even though it has been nearly a decade since the original was released? Am I still an idiot (or worse) because I didn’t like the original? Given how chaotic and unpredictable the movie development process can be in Hollyweird, will this sequel actually see the light of day?

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  1. I have loved Boondock Saints since the first time I saw it. It is definitely a genre film, but it is a really fun and well done genre film. It blows my mind that anyone could not like this movie unless they weren’t a fan of action or violence. But I guess that’s what makes the world go round.
    I am not sure that it needs a sequel. I would hate for them to mess with a great movie, but it is always hard to say that a sequel should never have been made. There are a lot of cases of sequels being better than the original, though rare, they do happen.

  2. As much as I love this film and hope for a sequel I have that bad taste in the back of my mouth thinking about it. This is one of those cult following films where, yes many do like, but some dislike it or have no idea it exists. With thoughts of a sequel being thrown about since its original creation there must be a developed script for it already. Troy Duffy has had eight to nine years to work on a script for this movie, especially seeing how he has had only three other projects to work on in those years.
    When it screens in theaters I can a large roll out for this movie whether it turns out to be good or bad. For us fans we can only hope for the best.

  3. Considering his body of work (including and perhaps especially because of his role in Boondock Saints), calling Willem Dafoe the most sane one of the bunch makes me laugh.

  4. I’m with yah Vic…. BDS was a stupid film, start to finish. I rank it up there with the rest of the “try to hard to be witty Tarantino” flicks like Love and a 45.

  5. And Shepards we will be, for thee my lord, for thee. Hell, I’m sure it’ll be 10 times better than “Lost Boys 2″ I laughed my ass off at that trailer.

  6. For the record, I didn’t write this piece or the original review. :-)

    Although I can see how the original could generate such passionate debate, I really can’t disagree with Brian’s review of it from a technical perspective. To be honest how I might have reviewed it would probably have depended on my mood at the time I saw it. :-)

    Vic

  7. I am so excited for this film. The first one was an incredible independent film and you screenrant ppl who bashed it (and Vic hardcore *unfairly* did with his comments). You guys didn’t appreciate that it was a movie not ruined with crappy commercialism and told a cool story in a cool and funny way.

    The logic used against the first film in the review is hypocritical to what you say about any film you DO like. If you applied your same reasoning to any film, 99% of them you’d hate. That is why that review was so harshly backlashed, and I’m glad it was because it needed to be.

  8. i thought i remember reading troy duffy’s blog like 3 years ago saying they were already shooting the movie…. ah well

  9. never saw Boondock Saints .

  10. Never saw Booondock Saints.

  11. Boondock Saints is utter crap and its not a surprise that you recieved a lot of insulting inflammatory remarks about your review because the main audience who loves this film is either rock stupid or too young to have seen Pulp Fiction in the theaters.

  12. Hey Jimmy, you are what….12? Grow up and grow a set. There really is no need for people like you to stand up (really sit down in your mother’s basement) and try to defend such a crappy movie.

    Jimmy, I bet you thought “The Golden Compass” was the best movie every huh!!!!!

    Smitty

  13. How old is theise movie anyway?
    BTW I sow Pulp Fiction and I think its way cooler then BDS.

  14. I liked the first one – wasn’t the biggest fan in the world, but I still thought it was refreshing and really entertaining. Hope that the second one will be as good…

  15. To the rude jerkoff about wanting someone to grow a pair…grow a brain to compensate for your lack of developed humanity. To rest of the negative bunch that want to put down anyone who loves The Boondock Saints, Pulp Fiction blows. Tarantwatto should’ve kept himself working at Blockbuster videos instead of making horrible movie after horrible movie. You hacks could’ve been civil about other people’s opinions, yet you have to attack others. See how you snot-nosed punks like it now. Now kiddies, you may return back to your inflatable girlfriends.

  16. JRG, you are so cool. By the way, that someones name is Jimmy.

    Silly 12 year olds.

  17. 12? Less than half right, try 26 years old. I really don’t care who’s name I was referring to. It doesn’t mean anything to me other than what was said. Every single little peon out on the net has to be so negative about every single flipping thing, cause it’s the cool thing to do… Whatever, I’m just sick of having to read/see it everywhere I go on the infinite place called, the internet.

  18. JRG…so let me get it. You read my message to Jimmy who I was basically getting onto for being negative. You decided I was being negative. So you got negative with me. Then we can basically say this is all Vic’s fault, because he was negative in his review about the “Boondock Saints”. Or you can even further back and blame it on the Boondock Saints, for sucking so bad that Vic had to write such a negative review. Just a thought.

    My original issue is that of :

    You can disagree with Vic(I do often), But Vic runs a great resource here, respect the man and do not call him silly 12 year old names. As you can tell I have issues with 12 year olds. Also, people should read full threads before jumping to conclusions.

  19. Hey guys,

    I’m going to ask that we not get into a flame war here. JRG, if you take the time to skip around the site and read about other movies you’ll see that we’re movie lovers here and that we can be critical because we want movies to be BETTER.

    I believe it’s possible to disagree while being civil to each other, so watch it on dragging down the level of discussion here or I’ll lock down the comments for this post.

    Having said that, I *do* agree about the negativity thing on the net, and it’s actually one of the things that drives me nuts about some sites (AICN, Digg).

    We all have our opinions and feel passionately about certain films, some more than others.

    Best regards,

    Vic

  20. I love violent action movies, but I also like a compelling story, interesting characters, snappy dialog, etc, all things that Boondock doesn’t have.

    It isn’t because of Harvey Weinstein that Boondock flopped. It flopped because Troy Duffy simply has no talent, except for boozing and talking a lot of smack. (See Overnight, the documentary on the making of Boondock. Now that’s a good film.)

    I can’t imagine any studio being stupid enough to waste money on a sequel of Boondock Saints.

  21. I love violent action movies, but I also like a compelling story, interesting characters, snappy dialog, etc, all things that Boondock doesn’t have.

    It isn’t because of Harvey Weinstein that Boondock flopped. It flopped because Troy Duffy simply has no talent, except for boozing and talking a lot of smack. (See Overnight, the documentary on the making of Boondock. Now that’s a good film.)

    I can’t imagine any studio being stupid enough to waste money on a sequel of Boondock Saints.

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