“It’s not like we’re a**holes killing innocent people,” Reedus said.
“And if you can’t take a joke go f*ck yourself,” Duffy added.
Though “Boondock II” deals with some intense subject matter – the McManus brothers continuing their holy mission to rid Boston of evil by killing off the criminals – jokes abound, and the Saints certainly know how to have a good time while on their killing spree.
Much of the film’s comic relief comes from the fact that the brothers are not perfect, not professional killers. However, despite their messing around, they somehow get their mission accomplished every time.
“In Boondock 1 I made you like those characters, like the boys, for the first 15 minutes, because they’re guys you’d wanna have a drink with, guys you’d wanna have on your back, on your side of the bar fight,” Duffy said.
“That way when they went to do their controversial thing, you were kind of torn. You had to make your own decision.
“Some people believe they’re chosen by God, they’re doing what they’re supposed to do, Hallelujah!
“Other people are just like ‘these are the two of the luckiest Irish a**holes in the world.’ They just barely f*cking get out by the skin of their teeth every time.”
What’s definitely not a joke is the motive behind the Saints’ violent actions. They unapologetically kill, and they kill in the name of God, reciting their Irish Catholic family prayer every time before executing a criminal.
“The religious side of that takes it that one level deeper for everybody who watches it,” Duffy said.
“The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” hits theaters in a limited release on Friday, October 30. The film co-stars Peter Fonda, Judd Nelson, Julie Benz and Clifton Collins Jr.