Re: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, 10/30/2009
I finally watched this a couple of years ago, went into it expecting to like it since so many people had talked it up over the years ... and it was god awful. I get the impression a lot of people enjoy it as a mindless action movie because if you think about it at all it's actually really quite abhorrent and more than a little ignorant. The movie wants so badly to be deep and to get you thinking about vigilantism and it just fails completely.
Later I watched Overnight, a documentary about the director, and the movie being so bad made a lot more sense.
Even as a mindless action movie it fails, every action scene consists of the brothers pulling out their guns, shooting the bad guys, and the bad guys falling over. I seriously don't get the love for this movie.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.