Saturday, August 30, 2014

Boondock Saints 3: Legion is Coming!

It’s been announced today that there will be a third installment of the Boondock Saints franchise which is something their cult fans have been dying to hear. I know this because I’m one of them and have been following for some time. It was recently released via that the title of the movie will be Boondock Saints 3: Legion. This movie will probably be take place immediately following the events of the previous movie Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day after the MacManus brothers are captured and recuperating in prison. During the end of that movie, you see a group of protestors outside the prison, cheering for their release.

That’s what this next film will focus on most likely hence why the subtitle is Legion. This film will probably shine the spotlight on the followers of the Saints, more specifically a chosen few that truly believe in what the Saints stand for. Since there is no word yet on whether Norman Reedus or Sean Patrick Flanery will reprise their roles or the MacManus brothers will even be in the film, this is my assumption. Either way, I’ll still be waiting eagerly outside the theater on opening night because for me, this is my Star Wars.   

For those who’ve seen the films, Boondock Saints started in 1999 under the helm of Troy Duffy and while it didn’t make its way to theaters, it still became a cult classic. It stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery known as Murphy and Conner MacManus, two religious Irish brothers who come to the believe that God has given them the mission to vanquish evil. So they take up a career as being vigilantes and start a killing spree from petty drug dealers to Russian and Italian mobsters but before killing them, giving a signature prayer before each execution. During their spree, they acquire the aid of Boston police as well as federal agents in the name of Paul Smecker played by the great Willem Dafoe.

It would be the only film for at a decade until the next installment would come out in theaters and while it only made 10 million, it still made a profit since it only cost 8 million to make. While critically it wasn’t the better of the two, it still brought out the cult following to the theaters so a third installment was assured. As far as a release date or whose coming back is concerned, nothing is set in stone but Troy Duffy decided now to assure fans that the third one is coming. My guess is we’ll probably have to wait at least another 2 years to finally see it but as long as it’s happening, I’m happy. For those that haven’t seen the first film, I highly recommend it.

Boondock Saints, it’s hands down one of my favorite movies of all time because of how it taps into the urge some people have to take justice into their own hands. If there’s one complaint that I know is in the air, at least in the United States, it’s that sometimes our justice system sucks. These days it seems that if you have enough money and power, you can get away with anything but don’t get me wrong. I’m glad people aren’t going around and shooting bad guys because without some kind of order, it would only cause mayhem but let us admit one thing, we all have our days. That’s why this movie appeals to me and to a large following that will surely be looking forward to the next film.

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