Don’t expect Boondock Saints 2 to be some kind of cinematic masterpiece; this is a fun movie. The story about vigilante justice that could really be set anywhere, despite its Boston roots. Though, once one accepts that realism isn’t the goal here, it’s easier to embrace the ridiculousness.
I didn’t grow up in a big Italian family, the kind that makes their own pasta, simmers their own sauce and can swing by Rao’s just for an espresso and to talk ‘business.’
British comedy auteur Ricky Gervais is best known for his two brilliant British television series, The Office and Extras. On both of those shows, Gervais demonstrated not only a sense of what is funny but an understanding of what makes people tick.
The MUSE: Did you originally want to make a sequel when you made Boondock Saints or after the success?