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The Boys
(2019)
7.25
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Plot/Story

7.00

Characters

8.00

Acting

7.50

Cinematography

7.00

Production Design

7.50

Sound

7.50

Execution

6.00

Emotional Impact

7.50

Overview: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Release Date: 2019-07-25

Genres: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure


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Okay, now this is a show that has it all. I'll try not to bring spoilers. It's not perfect but I'm beginning to think now that the more characters you have that you actually and genuinely give two shits about, the more you're vested in it. For me, this show has characters you actually care about. Even the villains here are ones you don't want out of the picture just yet. Now let's talk about the actors. I think the ones that really shine, and possibly in order here are Karl Urban & Anthony Starr. Both of which could very well be a tie, Next is Elizabeth Shue, and Jack Quaid. Everyone else is fantastic too. There are several scenes where they too glow. The Boys, as I've recently learned is based on a popular comic series, and I've read several forums where the fans even thought the series was better than the comics. Several fans were impressed with Homelander's portrayal and take on the character. I've never read the comics but after seeing his acting and performance, I can understand why. I've seen it almost twice in it's entirety but not by choice. When my family watches it, I couldn't stop myself from sitting down and watching it again. I should be coding and fixing this site right now but here I find myself watching the last episode with them, now compelled to write about it. This show may not be for one with a weak stomach on certain scenes, but all I can say is to just close your eyes like you used to do as a child when it becomes uncomfortable, and just enjoy it for the characters, acting, dialog and story. My only negative here was some of the cinematography. There were times when I wasn't enjoying the hand held camera, and the choppy editing. Several scenes were nicely done though. I highly recommend this series. Amazon truly delivers here but now I'm thinking this could be the reason why The Tick, which is another one of their series that I loved, was pulled. Black Noir and Overkill should definitely meet.

By : Arthur Panganiban | Date : 3 months ago




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A unique approach by Amazon to capitalize on the popularity of superheroes by making their own original story centering on a world where superheroes are part of corporate America as we are introduced to a world where the superheroes are extremely fallible and borderline reckless and insane and its repercussion to a world unbeknownst of the truth. It’s a dark spin and a more mature approach to the genre but unfortunately, it doesn’t transcribe as compelling TV. The dialogue can be too wordy and sometimes too explanatory as well, with lots of awkward pauses that looks amateurish. Even the dynamics of the superheroes doesn’t look nor feel believable at all. The story started off interesting but plateaus almost immediately as we are bombarded with characters that are mundane and unremarkable. There were a few glimmers here and there in the story line but because of the bad dialogue, disjointed dynamics among the cast and the script that isn’t able to utilize the talent it has on the amazing actors signed up for the project but rather, makes them look stupid and ineffective in their craft. And the ending? No. I do applaud the attempt but overall a hot mess in tights.

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 3 months ago