Second Verse, Same As The First
Troy Duffy does it again, again. If you were a fan of the first film, congratulations, you’re probably going to like this one. There’s no reason you shouldn’t. Look at the trailer. It’s EXACTLY the same movie. All he did was swap out dead or missing characters with newer versions of the dead or missing characters. Funny Man Rocco is now Clifton Collins, Jr. Paul Smecker is now Julie Benz. It’s kind of like watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight movie version of Boondock Saints. People in bad costumes doing broad imitations of extremely broad characters to begin with.
Bad guys are still bad, they still wear PEACOATS (mea culpa, mea culpa) and sunglasses, cranking away with twin silencer pistols. I can’t tell if Duffy just doesn’t have the imagination or if he’s just cashing in an old-ass chip. And speaking of old ass, time is not on their side. When Sean Patrick Flannery winces, he looks like the back of Clint Eastwood’s hand.
So congrats, fans of Boondock Saints. Duffy didn’t bother breaking the mold to make his sequel. He photocopied his first script and scribbled on it with a crayon. Enjoy. I’ll be behind you, kicking your seat and making bitchy comments to my girlfriend.
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