For a long time, I was pretty sure this sequel would never get made. Complications and legal issues plagued it before it even got started. But here we are, a decade after the film released, and we’re just under two months away from the next chapter of the The Boondock Saints.
The first film introduced us to Irish brothers Connor and Murphy (Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus), who become murderous vigilantes against the crime lords of Boston after being called by God. This is a violent and controversial film, but it’s probably one of the best cult hits of the last 15 years. Despite the dark subject matter, Saints is also fun and raw and shot in an interesting way.
The sequel is set ten years after the first film (which is convenient, since it was made about 10 years after the first film). From the trailer, the characters look aged and a bit worn. I’m excited to see how the characters have changed internally as well as physically. The only main actor that isn’t back for the sequel is Willem Dafoe, which is a shame, but I think they can actually make this work. I think the hardest thing will be to keep that balance between slightly controversial and going too far (while still making sure to keep the story provocative and stimulating). Still, it’s has at least one thing going for it; the black coat/black sunglasses look is still very badass.
The movie comes out October 30th. And the trailer at the bottom is a red band, so there is some language.