Sean Patrick Flanery on The Boondock Saints Sequel
09.21.09 by BJSprecher
Sequels seem to be all the rage in Hollywood, but it's especially impressive when a movie that loses money at the box office receives one. The difference is that Boondock Saints didn't flop due to its quality, but rather because of a combination of botched distribution and insufficient marketing. The movie, which starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as two Irish brothers who think they were divinely chosen to rid Boston of evil, developed a huge cult following in the years since its release, resulting in the return of the MacManus brothers — and their father, Il Duce (played by Billy Connolly) — in Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.
When All Saints Day was introduced at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, the reaction of the fans was overwhelmingly positive. In a recent interview with Icon Vs. Icon, Flanery said that the crowd made him feel like "Mick Jagger for a day" and that fans of the original will not be disappointed with the sequel.
I have seen cuts in various incarnations. I can tell you this — it stays true to the first film in theme and style and everything. Most sequels are bigger, louder and this film is a perfect sequel to the first one. It explains a lot of things, but it is not big bang just for the sake of big bang, ya know what I mean? I think that everybody is really going to like this film. I really do!