As noted previously, I went to visit Jon this past weekend. On Friday, I will cover that particular event in greater detail.
I originally came down thinking that we might go see 2012 (I’m a sucker for a good disaster flick). What I was not expecting was to find out that Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day was playing.
This review will be spoiler free, partly because this movie is not in wide release. However, there are spoilers if you haven’t seen the first film.
Boondock Saints 2 was AWESOME. The movie opens with Rocko talking about the difference between talkers and doers. Now at first, I wasn’t sure the movie had started as I knew he had died in the first film, but then it cuts to two unshaven men sitting on horses watching a flock of sheep with double-barreled shotguns strapped behind their backs.
They share a cigarette before herding their flock a bit more, eventually heading home where we see their father, who starts narrating. He explains that he could see that they were going to need to get back to work soon; that it had been 8 years since they executed Yakavetta in that courtroom.
A priest suddenly bursts in and tells them that something has happened, whereupon they learn that a priest has been killed in a church and pennies placed on the scene, to make it look like them.
The boys immediately leave the house and go into the barn and start digging, cue montage of digging, hair cutting, shaving, gun checking, and pops telling the priest that while the killer is clearly trying to bring the boys back, they don’t truly appreciate what that means.
The montage ends with the boys coming back in and saying that they will kill anyone and everyone who had anything to do with killing the priest.
Their scene ends and we see three familiar detectives; in a nice nod to the previous film, we meet the FBI Special Agent Eunice Bloom, a red-headed southern belle with a slightly charming drawl, who upon inspecting the body informs them that the boys were not responsible.
Later we (the viewers and the saints) meet the new sidekick, a Mexican by the name of Romeo, who is wiry.
Eventually, the boys make their way back to Boston and all kinds of wacky hi-jinks ensue.
Jon and I both agree that our favorite line occurred when the boys and Romeo meet back up with the supplier from the first film, who explains that he has enjoyed a very nice bit of business after word got out that he was the one who had supplied the boys.
He presents the boys with two silenced Desert Eagles each. Note: these things look like Breaching Shotguns.
Romeo comes over, sets an ornate wooden box on the table and says, “Those things are queer, how much for this?” Showing us two chromed Berreta 92Fs with the Mexican flag on the handle and golden silencers. The boys, in typical fashion, respond by telling him that they look gay. Romeo, offended turns to the gun dealer and asks, “You don’t know me, does this make me look gay?”
The dealer pauses, looks at him and says, “yeah,” pause, “you look like you might have seen one up close.”