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The premise may sound like a Batman origin story, but the relationship ends there. There is no "WHAM POW and the good guys win" in Boy Wonder, just a self-destructive young man spiraling out of control, immersing himself in violence to deaden the pain. If you like stories with this element of darkness, then Boy Wonder is a must-see.
Otherwise, just go watch Iron Man 2 again.
There is some violence and blood throughout the film, and there is no sex or nudity. If you're even slightly interested, Boy Wonder is available on Netflix streaming as of 6/24/12. I highly recommend you check it out.
He maintains the guise of a straight `A student' at school and spends his spare time going through mug shots of ne'er do wells at the local Police precinct who handled the murde - ostensibly to identify his mothers killer. Then a new female detective comes along and takes a big professional interest in our reclusive teen who seems to be always `falling over' and getting bruised etc. What he is hiding is that he has become a night stalker, vigilante who wants to take out bad guys. This is not a `Death Wish' he actually comes across as genuinely scared at what he is doing; but he goes ahead anyway. The violence is the realistic sort - not stylised rubbish that owes more to choreography and as such it all adds to lend authenticity to the film.
I kept thinking this was going to verge into cliché as it has the feel of a low budget indie film, but it keeps you guessing right up till the end and the more I saw, the more I really liked it. It has also stayed with me which is no bad thing at all. God acting, great script, genuine twsits and an actual thriller of a plot. The only thing they appear to have got wrong was the lack of publicity as I only happened across this by chance - absolutely recommended.
This movie was perfect.
It'll be a long time before I forget this movie. One thing you'll not want to do is blink. If you blink you'll miss something. It's not just because the film requires attention and thought, but because it will also dig into every emotion you've ever owned and set them afire.
I replayed the ending four times. I challenge you to do it in fewer.
In short, this was an amazingly good film. A movie in the finest tradition of excellence. I'll be watching for Michael Morrissey's next venture. Morrissey wrote, directed and produced this film. He's a star.
I've just changed my rating to 5.
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Good show about the many challenges of a young mind influenced heavily by a tragic event.Published 4 days ago by Nutty Buddy
It was a good movie, it shows that as kids we don't forget thingsPublished 4 days ago by Dan Molina
The acting and story were pretty good but there were a few places in the movie that seemed to be a little awkward.Published 5 days ago by Bill Ledbetter