Jul
23
2019

The THE BOYS trailer.

I’m just in more or less ‘watch trailers’ mode today.

This one I look forward to watching, but only late at night when the kids are asleep, with their doors closed. I’m also mildly (drifting to morbidly) curious as to whether THE BOYS series is planning to bring in more than just the viscera so prominent in the comic run. This latest trailer suggests that they will follow the general arc of the series, so we’ll see.

Again. Strictly at night. When the kids are in REM sleep.

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9 Comments

  • Compound says:

    Heh. The casting for Hughie’s dad.
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    But aside from that there’s some odd casting in this. Humble Bundle has a big “e-versions of Ennis’ stuff” sale and I used it to catch up with the series so it’s quite current in my mind and some of the casting choices don’t make a lot of sense. I could elaborate but spoilers. Oh well. We’ll see how it comes on Friday.

  • acat says:

    No idea what the comic books covers. Not my geekdom, no offense.
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    That said .. this looks .. bloody AF .. a tad mental .. and potentially good.
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    By way of not being a comic book geek .. how does this compare to ‘Watchmen’** ?
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    Mew
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    ** what, it’s not a comic book, it’s a graphic novel.

  • Aetius451AD says:

    Looks interesting.
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    Is this a universe like Sanderson’s Steelheart where the thing making them super is also driving them around the bend? Or is this one of those if you gave the average man God like powers (ala Superman) he would probably be an asshole unless you got the George Washington level morality roll (again ala Superman?)

    • BigFire says:

      The universe Sander wrote is call Reckoning. In it, people empowered with superpower invariably become sociopath. The only way to counter a super power being is another one, and the government quickly fell before them. I don’t ever foresee it becoming a series as too much of it was a first person narration of someone fighting against them. It’s fun, but quite unadaptable.

      • junior says:

        Sanderson included some work-arounds for the socio-pathy issue, though they’re not obvious. And one of those solutions was only available to a specific sub-set of powers. But more importantly, there were rules put in place. For example, every super had a weakness. That weakness might not matter much (as with the guy in Steelheart whose power was that he never ran out of ammo). But every super had a kryptonite. And if you could figure out what it was (which David was particularly good at), you could take them down.

    • Compound says:

      A little of both if they go with what’s in the comics. In the comics, there might be a plethora of actual good guy types, but they’re not concentrated on because they’re not really the people who Butcher would be going after. But the power origins in TB tends to lend towards a rather messed up upbringing which tends to learn towards messed up adults. There’s a few issues of the comics where we see how the powered folk are raised and the number of Billy Batsons it might produce are a bit low.

  • Compound says:

    A few episodes in. A little annoyed at some of the creative directions they’ve taken but I may have to tap out of the series. Why? I can handle the many, many (and well deserved) warnings about the graphic nature of the show that they toss up before each episode, but there are lines that even I can not cross and in this case, it’s watching character eat a Hot Pocket with a fork and knife. Dude. That’s just messed up.

    • acat says:

      Clearly, your definition of “messed up” is somewhat unorthodox, but .. yeah.
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      Two or so episodes in and .. so far, rather liking it. It’s .. poking at one of the less obvious (but more annoying, when you do see it) conceits of superhero universes .. statistically, there should be far more collateral damage. I mean .. they’re tearing up New York City .. not nowhere West Texas…
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      This is a much more violent take on it than Megatokyo’s (https://megatokyo.com/) .. same super-flaw, though.
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      So yeah, enjoying it so far, and .. warned about the culinary weirdness, I’ll .. brace myself.
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      Mew

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