The long-awaited red-band trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day has finally premiered, and IGN was kind enough to share their exclusive with the rest of us!
For all you Boondock Saints fans out there, I know we recently promised you that the trailer was going to arrive over a month ago, but hey, we too are slave to Hollywood's wicked trickery (saints preserve us) ;-) .
However the trailer is here now, so enough talk - let's give you what you came for, the red-band trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day!
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I'm going to be honest: I came late to the party back when Boondock Saints starting to become the cult-phenomenon it is today. The original film was released in 1999, I think I saw it in 2002 and immediately my reaction was "This is what all the fuss has been about?" At first I thought it was an Irish-themed Tarantino knock-off, with one HELL of a weird performance from Willem DaFoe as a quasi-gay, self-hating police detective???
My brother (and pretty much everybody else I know) swears by Boondock Saints though, and I've pretty much been written off by friends and family as a fool for not liking it.
About this sequel: the trailer makes the film look like a much more polished version of Troy Duffy's (director of Boondock Saints) vision. The returning stars (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) look like they haven't lost a step (or the chemistry) after nearly a decade; the new additions to the cast (Clifton Collins Jr., Judd Nelson, Peter Fonda, Billy Connolly and Julie Benz) look like good ones; and I am so SO happy that DaFoe's character won't be back. I love DaFoe, but that character pretty much murdered the first film for me.
For you Boondock Saints fanatics out there: I expect some of you will like the money-polished version of one of your cult favorites, while others of you will inevitably say that Duffy and Co. "Sold out." We'll see who feels which way in the comments.
Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day hits theaters on October 30, 2009.