boondock saints guns

I learned something today at the San Diego Comic-Con: The only fans here more supportive of a property than Twilight fans are Boondock Saints fans. I attended the panel, which was populated by some of the biggest Boondock Saints fans in the world, to see a world-premiere of the trailer and learn a little bit about the new film. I couldn’t hear a lot of the stuff going on in the trailer because of all the deafening and constant cheering, but hit the jump to hear my reactions to the trailer parts I WAS able to make out:

A COPYCAT KILLER IS IMITATING THE BOONDOCK SAINTS! GUNS! JULIE BENZ IS HOT! SLOW MOTION! MORE GUNS! SLOW MOTION! PEOPLE SHOOTING THINGS! ONE-LINERS! LOTS OF GUNS! PEOPLE GETTING SHOT! MORE ONE-LINERS! SLOW MOTION! CLIFTON COLLINS JR.! MORE GUNS! EXPLOSIONS! BILLY CONNOLLY HAS LOTS OF GUNS IN HIS JACKET AGAIN! AGAIN WITH THE ONE-LINERS! PETER FONDA, FOR SOME REASON! DID I MENTION THERE WERE GUNS IN THIS MOVIE? SLOW MOTION!

But don’t take my word for it. I interviewed a couple of fans after the panel. Here’s what they had to say:

Other tidbits from the panel:

  • In terms of characters: Willem Dafoe will not return for the sequel, but Rocco and Gerard Parkes will be back as their respective characters.
  • Asked, “Do you get to use your fucking rope in the second one,” one of the Saints said “There’s a lot of fucking rope.”
  • Troy Duffy was asked about the chances for a third film. his response?  “Why don’t we all just watch this fucking one first?” but implied that he had more ideas for a third film, should the opportunity come.
  • The new film will feature flashbacks to Il Duce from the 1970s, explaining his backstory as a killer.
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