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>> No. 22838 Anonymous
19th August 2019
Monday 12:54 pm
22838 The Boys
I wasn't expecting much from this, but I was pleasantly suprised. There was only a couple of properly on-the-nose bits of satire and it did a lot more than mug off at superhero films.

Shame about Urban's wonky accent and I took a little while to warm up to the main character after he sold a woman a "premium" HDMI cable in one of the first scenes.
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>> No. 22839 Anonymous
19th August 2019
Monday 1:32 pm
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I've read the entire comic (thanks to /com/, in fact) so can anyone who has also done so say how it compares and if I'd be disappointed?
>> No. 22840 Anonymous
19th August 2019
Monday 5:53 pm
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The story is quite heavily rewired plus the sex and violence are toned down but it's not a disappointment.
>> No. 22841 Anonymous
19th August 2019
Monday 6:12 pm
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I just came off a binge watch of the show I loved it.

I've only read the first couple but the plot is quite different in where Compound-V fits into the universe and that changes everything. They also tweeked it to critique the phenomenon of the MCU in the real world.

Simon Pegg is in it playing his own father as a nod to the comic.

Kyle Urban is a fine Butcher maintaining both his sinister streak and his charm, (unfortunately his cockney accent is a bit uncanny valley at times).

Superheroes are less the subject of ridicule to sneer at in this and more treated as terrifying things you would never want to exist. There are still elements of the nods and winks of poking fun in the comics but more subdued, it is more 'gritty' I'd say.

My biggest criticism is one of the locations they shot at feels more like a counter strike level than the real world. Complete with barrels and waist high crumbled concrete walls to hide behind. which on the scale of criticism is pretty low.

Homelander comes across as the most interesting and complex character.

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