“The Boys” from Eric Kripke and Amazon-

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by wayneklein, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    wow. What a ride. A nice, dark and interesting adaption of the comic (which I’ve never read) focusing on the dark side of Superheroes.

    Ordinary folks battling “good” Superheroes.

    Well made, acted and written. I believe it’s already been approved for season two. A home run.
     
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  2. Brenald79

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    I just started this. Big fan of Anthony Starr (Banshee).
     
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  3. wayneklein

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    He gives an awesome performance. Loved him in Banshee as well.
     
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  4. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I'll start these tomorrow....
     
  5. Splungeworthy

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    Dark is being kind in describing this totally off-the-wall series (that scene with A-Train in the first episode-wow). It's also a refreshing take on the superhero genre. I'm in.
     
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  6. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Well...
    Like "Preacher", everyone's playing it too 'straight' for the comedy to breathe...
    So, after a couple of episodes, with me thinking, 'Isn't this really just a 21st century version of "Watchmen"?.....
    BOOM! Episode 4 SUCKS me in!
    now, I'm on board...
    Sadly, I doubt the 'message' they're getting across in Ep. 5 will get to anyone who needs it...
    They're just 'preaching to the converted'....(cough..)
     
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  7. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    Caught the 1st episode last night, I'll be watching the rest this week! Loved the obvious homage to Superman's origins (homage or rip-off?). I've always enjoyed 'what if' 'anti-Superman' stories, they've been doing it in the books 4ever! One of the best was written by Mark Waid, who wrote Kingdom Come (one of the best Superman writers ever, a movie studio oughtta hire him!). His 'rogue Superman' series was called Irredeemable, outstanding stuff!
     
  8. Brenald79

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    Anthony Starr (Homelander) plays a great psychopath, like in Banshee. That final scene in episode 5 where he goes off script and is preaching to the crowd while levitating was something else!
     
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  9. Canadacrowe

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    Finished it last night -- really great series. An usual for streaming series where there always seems to be some filler, I was hoping for more episodes.
     
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  10. wayneklein

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    I quite agree. Tightly scripted (at least in my opinion)
     
  11. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    It’s better than the homage that was in “Brightburn”.
     
  12. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    I was trying to be polite but..yep...there is no dark side of The Boys...it’s all Dark”.
     
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  13. xennial

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    the trailer didnt look like the graphic novels which were great, is it worth signing up for?
     
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Don’t like the name. But definitely a wtf type series,
     
  15. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    Agreed, BUT.....gottatellya, even though Brightburn is a B-level movie, I felt it was a breath of fresh air compared to the typical Marvel/DC product! An infant lands in a capsule in Kansas and is adopted by a farm couple, but this boy ain't no Clark Kent! Hoping for a sequel!;)
     
  16. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Well it felt like a breath of fresh air compared to DC. Marvel not so much as I think, overall, they’ve done a stellar job (there have been a few exceptions of course but their 20 film run has managed to have fairly high quality over all AND tie them all together into a core narrative that paid off with the last three films).

    There’s nothing that’s been completed that has been quite as ambitious as these.
     
  17. Brenald79

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    You watched The Boys?
     
  18. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Never read the graphic novels so I can’t comment on that but it was fun.
     
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Couple of episodes via Netflix ( friends place ), pretty good I thought.
     
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  20. misterbozz

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    Watched this on amazon over the last few days - got through it quick. Some pacing issues and a bit gratuitous on the violence and language front (the latter not a problem for me at all) but overall any fan of something like Preacher (I see they share some producers) will definitely love this.
    Set up very nicely for a second season as well.
     
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  21. will_b_free

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    It’s no Umbrella Academy, more like The Flash but with extra gore to make it seem different. It isn’t that different.
     
  22. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Actually it’s better than The Umbrella Academy which cribbed so much from Watchmen that it wasn’t even funny.I found TUA to be mediocre at best. On the other hand, the satire in The Boys is brilliant.
     
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  23. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    You mean Amazon, right?
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    One of them.
     
  25. will_b_free

    will_b_free Forum Resident

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    They are very different in tone - if Umbrella Academy is Wes Anderson, The Boys is Robert Rodriguez.
     
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