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Am I the only one who thought Julie Benz ruined the movie?,
This review is from: The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (DVD)
Couldn't they afford to hire a better actress, especially one that would replace the amazing Willem Dafoe? At least they could have hired her a decent vocal coach so she didn't sound completely ridiculous with that phony southern accent. It totally wasn't believable that she was his protege--even he didn't seem to like her! There was no chemistry between them whatsoever; they should have just let Willem be in the whole movie.
I really liked the movie--it was funny, and the action was great (though Flanery looked like he used a little too much Botox). If they had cut Benz out, it would have been so much better--personally, I think she's a terrible actress, especially in Dexter (which was probably the only reason she got in this movie).
Her character was not endearing whatsoever; she was far too condescending and wasn't funny at all, not even remotely like Willem in the first movie. They should have gotten Charlize Therone, she would have been perfect, and the audience would have respected her.
Troy Duffy made a serious mistake hiring Benz to play the LEADING female role--he really made her look goofy in the crime scene replays (especially in the cowboy outfit), scenes that made the first movie so unique and made the second movie look ridiculous. I seriously hope she doesn't make it to the third movie.