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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a superhero flick, a dark psychological thriller, May 26, 2012
This review is from: Boy Wonder (DVD)
Don't believe the marketing blurbs. This movie is NOT a superhero flick, and if you go into it looking for a fun action-adventure you are going to be miserably disappointed. "Boy Wonder" is actually a very dark psychological thriller about a disturbed young man whose life was changed forever by the murder of his mother. Unable to deal with the pain and anger, he unleashes his violent fantasies on criminals and bullies.

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.
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Initial post: May 27, 2012 4:11:57 AM PDT
Iron Man 1, OK. But Iron Man 2? No thanks. This is a very helpful review as I am looking for a "WHAM POW and the good guys win" flick and won't be wasting my time on a story of an unfortunate boy who was "unable to deal with the pain and anger" of the murder of his mother. I've never heard of anyone who could.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 12:20:55 AM PDT
Alison Jones says:
I love you, B. Box, r u single?

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 4:20:49 PM PDT
ReaderRoz says:
B, "...anyone who could." Bravo.
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