Sunday, March 28, 2010

Old Testament Vengeance With A Twist ...

Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayA decade later, the cult classic The Boondock Saints finally spawns a sequel: All Saints Day. It’s a violent, profane gun battle from beginning to end, pitting the brothers McManus, Conner and Murphy (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus), against the forces of evil(er) in Boston, Massachusetts. The pair is again joined by their father, Noah (Billy Connolly), and a rough-riding gang of associates that includes Romeo (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz). What results is a bloodbath of humorous witticisms and gags, the violence balanced by the way that the actors play it straight… while playing it sideways.

After a priest is gunned down by an evil gunman who frames the brothers for the murder, the family returns from their hideout in Ireland to clear their name and rid Boston of evil. Some of the same characters return, like the trio of cops who might as well be the Three Stooges, or the various men who ran with the brothers in the original. Other pieces of the puzzle which .. READ MORE

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