Movie Review: All Saints Day
Posted by Lissa on July 22, 2010
Short review: Yay! Happy movie!
Longer review: I think you have to be a big Boondock Saints (the first one) fan to love this movie. Luckily, I am 🙂
It’s got the same quick, clever dialogue and campy relationship between the brothers that I enjoyed in the first movie. I particularly enjoy the sibling-whapping that regularly ensues, such as the below (language warning!):
(Norman Reedus hasn’t aged particularly well, I must note.)
And while I adore Willem Dafoe, I just love Julie Benz in the FBI ass-kicker role. If nothing else, I loved this: They dressed her in tight outfits (per usual Hollywood norms) and had her OPEN CARRY. INSTEAD OF PRETENDING THAT HER SKINTIGHT OUTFIT MAGICALLY HID A LARGE HANDGUN. *cough cough BURN NOTICE cough IN THE LINE OF FIRE cough NCIS cough cough* etc. HALLELUJAH!
(That’s CLEARLY a stage gun, so no yelling about improper gun handling, m’kay?)
OF COURSE it’s not as good as the first one. They never are. But they bring back all my favorite characters, have some really fun scenes and dialogue, and entertained me very well. That’s all I ask of a sequel.
P.S. WHY, oh WHY, do Hollywood guns go FORWARD when the trigger is squeezed? It’s against all laws of physics!!!