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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:45 pm

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981219.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Good news. Columbia Pictures have to rights to make a film adaptation of Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson's excellent comic - which from the start looked like a good candidate for a movie version. (in fact I was surprised DC dumped it, as I assume the WB would've kept film rights)

Since my comics buying purge, The Boys is the only title I've kept wanting to buy and read - so I am quite enthusiastic about seeing a film of it.

Simon Pegg likely has new role ready for him.
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Re: The Boys

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Re: The Boys

Postby Ribbons on Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:19 pm

A couple of trailers dropped for this recently, which has followed the lead of approximately 97% of all books and gone the big-budget Amazon TV series route. I know very little about the comic and it pretty much just looks like Watchmen With A Pottymouth to me, but it's being adapted by the Preacher team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which is enough to pique my interest. Have a look:



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Re: The Boys

Postby so sorry on Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Superhero Saturation Level is about up to my chin... but since Amazon Prime is the only streaming service I have, I'll probably check this out.
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Re: The Boys

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:24 am

those look like two trailers for two completely different shows. i get the first one is an in-jokey fake ad trailer, but still... i am not familiar with this property and have no idea what kind of show this is supposed to be.

but, it does have Shue-power, so that's something.
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Postby Peven on Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm



https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1076249-karl-urbans-putting-together-a-team-of-super-killers-in-the-boys-trailer


can't. fucking. wait
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Postby Fievel on Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:26 pm

I seriously thought that was Angus MacFayden in the video thumbnail.

This will be a Day 1 watch for sure.
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Re: The Boys

Postby Wolfpack on Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:26 am

Over 11 years in the making. It had better be good!
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Re: The Boys

Postby so sorry on Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:04 am

I started binging this over the weekend, I think I'm on episode 5.

Hard to say that I "like it", considering its full of pretty despicable people. Some pretty formulaic plot lines going on, but with enough interesting twists it kept my interest.

The dude who plays Homelander is top notch, that is one scary ass superhero.
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Re: The Boys

Postby Peven on Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:19 pm

am at the same spot in the series and I fucking love it. :D

if it was just empty graphic violence and profane content it would get boring fast, but it isn't and it doesn't. production quality is good and there aren't any performances that stand out as bad, while Karl is channeling Johhny Depp playing a rogue british ex-FBI agent. fun stuff.
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Re: The Boys

Postby so sorry on Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:10 pm

Finished season 1.

Worth the watch, I liked it. Looking forward to more.

That said, I think there were some gaping plot errors, some really stupid side stories, and not sure if it was trying to be a drama, or comedy, or both?

Spoilery-ness coming:

The sub plot with The Deep... where he gets date-raped, and subsequently goes into full on depression mode was over-the-top to the extreme. So bad that they even used Everybody Hurts song as he shaves his body? Maybe they were making fun of the situation??? To have me believe that a superhero couldn't stop a girl sitting on top of him from sticking her fingers in his gills is preposterous.

The gaping plot mistake as far as I'm concerned: when ATrain is in Hughie's house, with his dad, clearly ATrain is there to kill Hughie. Then somehow they manage to overpower ATrain, they break his freaking FEMUR for Jeebus's-sake. And then leave him there to get away? WTF? Did I miss a scene where they decide to just let this Supe go? I thought the whole point of The Boys was to take down and kill the bad Supes? They had one right there in front of them, one who was there to actually kill one of there own, and they just walk away? In the last episode Hughie is faced with the exact same scenario, does he let Atrain die, or help him, knowing that ATrain may come after him again. I feel like this was a different situation for Hughie.... ATrain confesses to killing his girlfriend and shows signs of "humanity", which leads Hughie to helping him.

I still maintain that Homelander is the most interesting and charismatic Supe, and the ultimate Big Bad posing as the Big Good!
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Re: The Boys

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