The Boys F’s Supes Up and Comic-Con Loved It

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The Boys is based on the comic book series Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson that began on Wildstorm, a DC Entertainment imprint but when the Seven hit too close to home with the parent company of the Justice League, the were quickly picked up by Dynamite Entertainment.

Now for those that have “Superhero Fatique” Amazon Prime Video attacks superheroes with the live action series of the same name.

The Boys pilot episode premiered tonight at San Diego Comic-Con and stayed true to the essence of the comics. I will say that if you had never read the comics, the streaming series is a hard-R, but if you are a fan of its original printed incarnation, then this is definitely a PG series.

A couple of instant noticeable changes are the gender switch from James Stillwell to Madelyn Stillwell, played beautifully by film and television legend, Elizabeth Shue. Stillwell is proof of what happens when you, “F* with the babysitter,” as she is the ultimate political ball-buster in the series and really is the queen of damage control for the Seven and the federal government.

Karl Urban is fantastic as Butcher (Billy Butcher in the comics) and although, I wasn’t a fan of the beard initially, it gives him a more grimy looks. I also wasn’t thrilled of Hughie Campbell being turned into an American, I did enjoy Jack Quaid’s performance and that Simon Pegg, who the original character was designed after.

Everyone was perfectly cast in the series and the Homelander (a Superman figure portrayed by Antony Starr) is the ideal antagonist to Butcher. Frenchie is played by Israeli actor Tomer Kapon and I am truly thrilled with Amazon having kept the spirit of the comic series alive.

The full season drops on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 26, 2019 and will be an absolute binge watcher’s delight.

  • Overall Score
4.5

Summary

The Boys is an unapologetic series that takes it to the Superhero genre and turns it on its head. If you had Superhero Fatigue or were a fan of the original comic series, then The Boys is a series well worth watching.

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