Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My All-Saints Day

So, apparently the red-band trailer for The Boondock Saints II: All-Saints Day hit the net yesterday, and honestly I forgot that this movie was even being made. Now, I'm a big fan of the first flick, and it is still the only movie I had to buy the day after I watched it.

With that being said, I've always thought that a sequel was a bad idea. Some movies need to stand alone, and the half-assed grab for extra cash will ultimately ruin the legacy of the original. Boondock is one of those movies.

The first Saints was one of those "lightning in a bottle" stories where a little film was up against tremendous odds (mostly due to the Columbine tragedy), but it was able to find its audience (thanks to Blockbuster), and became one of the great cult classics of the 90s. You just can't catch that lightning twice, but apparently you can try to piss all over the bottle.

Now, I admit that I'm not being objective about the sequel because it's already a bad movie in my mind, but good sequels are so rare (and I mean true sequels, not the second installment of a trilogy), and I don't trust Troy Duffy enough to succeed where so many others have failed. Then I saw the trailer.

I'm still not confident that this movie is going to be any good, but I'm a little bit more optimistic after watching the preview. I'm going to check it out, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

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