Few comic trends have aged as poorly as the GrimDark superhero books of the early Aughts, and you might consider Garth Ennis one of the godfathers of said movement. But to Ennis' credit: he was sick to death of the capes and cowl genre way before the MCU's complete global saturation. For better or worse, Amazon's "The Boys" might just be the nihilistic antidote for America's unfailing obsession with the costumed set.
Solid anti-hero satire of the superhero genre that doesn't transcend its genre trappings but provides an entertaining and often humorous season of revenge, mayhem and thwarted intents. Fairly well cast with lead Karl Urban stealing the show throughout.
I watched the whole series because it was funny. Lots of twists and turns. Good is bad, bad is good. They set it up in such a way that it could run for a couple of years. They found a good way to end the first season. Let's hope the rest is as good or better.
Much like Preacher, this series veers quite a bit from the source material, but does so with superior writing and directing. The shock points it draws humor from are in many ways better, or at least more effective, than the original comics.
The Boys has some interesting things to say about celebrity, masculinity and the almost fascist undertones of some superhero media, unfortunately because of Garth Enis's original comic, there is also an abundance of laughable "edgy" shock content to weigh it way down.
Dopo aver visto questa prima stagione, sono convinta che, se esistessero davvero persone con super poteri, sarebbe più simili a questi, piuttosto che agli eroi della Marvel. La Marvel ha creato un meraviglioso mondo di ottimismo e speranza, ma diciamocelo, nella realtà ci sarebbero un sacco di s*****i che approfitterebbero dei loro poteri, esattamente come i Sette.
The Boys nous rappelle quel est l'origine du fantasme du super-héros, qui traverse la société américaine. Ils incarnent le produit parfait, la firme, le cynisme même du capitalisme, son accomplissement et sa force. Cette satire trash et jubilatoire, aux multiples ressorts, dynamite le mythe ! Que Marvel et DC paraissent tocs !