Review Of The ‘The Boys’ Movie

 'The Boys' Movie
‘The Boys’ Movie

The Boys is a popular series on Amazon Prime Video that has received numerous requests for reviews. Initially, I only saw the poster and made assumptions about the plot, thinking it would be about a group of guys returning to their hometown to fight crime.

However, I recently discovered that the show is actually about superheroes and is adapted from a comic series. The characters in the show have their own storylines that eventually intertwine, including one character.

Who has a personal vendetta against the flash-like characters and is taken under the wing of Karl Urban’s character, who also has issues with the superhero group known as the Seven. Additionally, there is a new member of the seven who is idealistic and wants to make a positive impact.

The protagonist of the story wants to do good and becomes a member of a group called the Seven, which is similar to the Justice League but with flawed members. The show is praised for its ability to bring the superhero genre down to a relatable level, similar to other shows like Daredevil and Nolan’s Batman.

The Boys is seen as a great representation of the entertainment industry, exposing the smokescreens and illusions that are often used to create marketable content.  The hair and makeup industry, which is a significant part of the entertainment world, caught my attention.

It’s interesting to see how this show acknowledges that and why people are drawn to YouTube superheroes. Initially, people turned to YouTube for authenticity, but now companies have taken over the platform, similar to how TV operates.

This aspect resonated with me as it reflects our current culture, where superheroes and what we perceive as real are intertwined. The show successfully combines both elements, portraying these characters as entertainers rather than heroes.

When the cameras are off, their true selves emerge, making them relatable and human. It’s a thought-provoking concept, as even if there were a Justice League or Avengers, they would likely face similar challenges due to the combination of human nature and superpowers.

Some individuals struggle at the gates, while others are completely inept. It’s a complex situation, and I hesitate to reveal who is competent and who is not. The truth will unfold as you watch the show, adding to the intrigue and interest.

It challenges the notion that all super-powered individuals are virtuous, blurring the line between good and bad. The show cleverly uses superheroes as a lens to explore the darker aspects of human nature when given excessive power.

While it’s not the first story to do so (Watchmen comes to mind), it effectively brings this concept into our modern era, highlighting the influence of social media and public perception.

This show’s release timing aligns perfectly with the current state of society and our preferences, making it a must-watch. It excels at creating a gritty and mature tone, capturing the essence of its atmosphere.

The speaker expresses their fear and admiration for the power of Superman and the Justice League and how the show effectively portrays this fear. They also appreciate the humor in the show, which is different from the humor in the MCU.

The speaker recommends the comic book “Identity Crisis” for those interested in a more complex moral ambiguity in the DC universe. They also highly recommend “The Boys” for its commentary on the monetization and dominance of entertainment and social media by corporations.

The speaker discusses various topics, including a landlord, Elizabeth’s shoes, and their excitement for Cobra Kai season 3. They also ask for opinions on the show The Boys and encourage viewers to comment and subscribe.

The speaker also briefly mentions their amusement at the thought of children sneaking in to watch the show. Season three of The Boys recently concluded, and although I’m a bit late to the party in discussing it,

I must say that I’ve been a fan of the show since its debut on Amazon Prime. While I have enjoyed every season, there were a few minor issues with the latest one. However, let’s focus on season three for now.

If you haven’t seen the final episode or the entire season, I would suggest avoiding any spoilers. The Boys is a popular show on Amazon Prime that offers a unique take on superheroes and anti-heroes.

It delves into what would happen in a world where people with superpowers exist, and it doesn’t shy away from graphic content such as violence, nudity, and profanity.

The show raises the question of whether superpowered individuals would use their abilities for good or if they would succumb to their darker impulses. The Boys takes the latter approach, and the story revolves around the protagonist.

Huey Campbell, portrayed by Jack Quaid, bears a striking resemblance to his father, Dennis Quaid. It’s refreshing to see actors carve their own paths in Hollywood.

The protagonist of the show may be frustrating at times, but the real star is Billy Butcher, played by the talented Carl Urban. Despite their constant clashes, the two protagonists rely on each other to survive.

Baby Huey joins Butcher’s crew after a tragic event, setting the stage for the gory and unpredictable events to come in the show. The show’s duration is not even as long as the episodes themselves.

Which is concerning. Game of Thrones has managed to maintain its quality over the years, but the final season, particularly the last episode, failed to deliver. It rendered the entire season useless.

Billy Butcher stands out as the highlight, while Mother’s Milk is decent. Frenchie’s side stories are unnecessary, and pairing him with Kamiko doesn’t make him more interesting.

Homelander, the evil Superman, steals the show with his multitude of issues, especially with his mother. Elizabeth Shu does a commendable job in her role, but eventually, even that runs dry.

The show satirizes American society and doesn’t shy away from mocking every aspect, including mega rallies. Season three of the show takes a different approach compared to the previous seasons.

Instead of focusing on the perspective of the underdog, it delves into more controversial and explicit themes. The season explores superhero Nazis, fish porn, superhero drug addiction, and a diverse range of characters with complex backgrounds.

While the first season successfully portrayed the contrast between ordinary people and powerful superheroes, season three blurs the lines between heroes and villains, making it difficult to determine who to root for.

It can be seen as a grittier version of Ghostbusters, where the characters are not experts but still manage to disrupt the system. However, the moral compass becomes increasingly unclear as the season progresses, leaving viewers unsure of which characters to support.

Additionally, the introduction of Soldier Boy, an anti-Captain America character, adds another layer to the show. He is brought out of cryogenic freeze with the purpose of killing Homelander.

And by the end of the season, they have the perfect opportunity to do so. However, the writing in the last episode is a disaster, filled with illogical situations. It seems like the writing staff painted themselves into a corner.

And I didn’t know how to resolve the storyline effectively. The decision to have Soldier Boy hesitate and not use his powers to defeat Homelander is frustrating and makes no sense. It’s a missed opportunity and leaves the viewers disappointed.

The act of killing the child, or rather, the little beam that takes away superpowers, doesn’t necessarily result in the person’s death. Additionally, since the son is also a soup, it wouldn’t have killed him; it just stripped him of his powers.

The excuse for not killing the child seems absurd, especially considering Butcher’s supposed indifference towards anything, including collateral damage involving the child. However, in this episode, it suddenly becomes off-limits.

In my opinion, season three was a mishmash of ideas that never really came together to create a satisfying finale. As a result, the entire season felt underwhelming, except for the introduction of the V and the impending danger it posed.

It’s clear that Butcher’s time is limited, but I can’t say I’m invested in that storyline. The Frenchie side stories also don’t interest me at all. Maybe there are fans of Frenchie who feel differently, and I’d love to hear from them.

Despite its flaws, I still appreciate The Boys as a show with unique and creative ideas that subvert the superhero genre, even though superheroes are becoming overdone.

However, this season fell apart towards the end. I’m not giving up on it yet, as there’s still hope for improvement in the next season. I hope they bring back the wow factor and focus on delivering results instead of padding the story. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, as I may be in the minority here.

If you disagree with my opinion, please feel free to share your thoughts. However, if you share the same sentiment as me and believe that the finale was not satisfying, I would love to hear from you as well.

Despite my disappointment with the season, I must admit that “The Boys” was far superior to the majority of shows on Disney Plus. Apart from “The Mandalorian,” most of the streaming shows on Disney Plus have been quite underwhelming. On the other hand, “The Boys” kept me engaged and eager for each new episode, which is a testament to its quality as a show.