I don’t know much about The Boys other than it’s a comic book about a group of CIA agents that are in charge of policing a world full of superheroes.
Well, now it’s a show from Amazon Prime starring Simon Pegg and Karl Urban. Here is the extremely long-winded summary:
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.
Sounds a little bit like The Watchmen?
“The Seven” appear to be made up of a Superman, a Wonder Woman, a Ms. Marvel, a Green Arrow, an Iceman, an Invisible Man and a freaking lawsuit waiting to happen with that Snake Eyes knock-off!
I like this type of “What If?” world-building but it’s hard as hell to pull off.
Here is the trailer:
Not much there to base an opinion off of except that Elisabeth Shue is still looking great!
20+ years after The Saint!
The Boys drops on Amazon Prime sometime in 2019.