Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World is a wild movie filled with dark humor, frenetic action, martial arts, and violence. Similar to other revenge movies tells the story of Boy, right from this point you can tell how humorous and not much sense at times it will make, a young deaf mute who must confront the evil Van Der Koy family that has the entire population under their control. Boy lived through a tragic childhood since the Van Der Koys killed his family, leaving him deaf, growing up to build character he takes some of the voices he remember as a kid as his inner voice since through time I would guess he forgot the sound of them. From the day his life completely change and lost his family he came up with a master plan, a three step plan: step one was to find an inner voice, choosing the last one he remembered from a video game; step two was to become strong, stronger like insane strong; and step three was to join a team because he figure out one person can’t take down the Van Der Koys, his only mission is to make them pay for what they did to him an many others on their way.

Movies loaded with action scene sequences has become a trend, the most recent one was Monkey Man with a similar story of a young boy who fights an entity that hurt his family or people some how, Boy Kills World doesn’t seem to be any different but what caught my attention the most was its humor, they run a kinda purge but its a TV show, this gives me even Hunger Games Vibes, the trailer was very colorful and many will relate to the movie due to similarities to certain fight games comes to mind Street Fighter, the training that Boy goes through Kickboxer (1989), over all I think this will be another hit for 2024 and its great amount of content.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13923084/
– Platform: Theater
– Release: April, 26, 2024

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
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Director Moritz Mohr: A New Voice in Cinema

Boy Kills World director is Moritz Mohr, born in 1981 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, a new director to the big screen from what I could found which was not much based on his IMDB profile and productions that he has work in the past, none of them that I can recall although in the past he has been known for working with short films, some of this projects like Akumi (2005) and also has experience on the smaller screen TV, directed the TV Series Viva Berlin (2011) that has a rating of 7.5 on IMDB so there must be something that Moritz Moh does very well and that’s directing. I wonder who is his inspiration as a director because the same way as the scenes has similarities to other movies I mention on the introduction there must influence from other directors for me the king of commercial gore movies Quentin Tarantino, speaking of the dark humor on Boy Kills World reminds me of Grindhouse (2007), on a similar way from the trailer I can tell how they directly make fun of people they kill by accident, this movie I would not recommend for teenagers.

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
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The Film: A Stylish Blend of Action and Realism

Boy Kills World already has great comments from critics and audience online waiting for its debut on Theaters, if I try to explain its style I would have to mention it pays homage to old Westerns, kung fu movies, and 16-bit video games, now days a very unique blend of genres but its the story that worries me a bit since on the trailer itself the story how he lost his family is not so much clear and that’s fine its just a trailer but the movie has to make sense and be simple at the same time, I hope it doesn’t become confusing for the audience from its root to how he achieve his master plan.

This movie directly touches themes of loss, survival, and the harsh realities of adulthood, this last part I mention because we will see Boy as a kid going through different faces until the point he becomes an adult and gather a team that will help him so the question is how a kid that was raise and train in the country side deal with adult problems and behave like one? well I think we wont side such side of him because mostly everything will end up in jokes, that’s the impression I get from the trailer.

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Challenges and Controversies

I get the sensation that this movie will slide into a younger audience that might not be prepare for all the violence and even confusion that a story like this might present them as a young age, this has been brought in the past by critics of how cruel and raw the fight scenes can be at times along with its dark humor, the movie also brings in the image of an unjust society causing even more confusion to the young ones who might even believe this is or could be possible.

The movie did have some step back during the cast, there were several changes before it could become a reality but nothing mayor that could become a big step back, this kind of movies with such unique blend of genres requires certain unique actors who are not your traditional action man who is already impregnated on the audience mind from any other successful movie he has been before and deviate the impression the movie wants to put on the audience mind.

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Known and Balanced Cast

From Movies to TV series Boy Kills World has a well known balanced cast.

  • Bill Skarsgard leads the group as Boy, known for his role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the It movies, which probably skyrocket him to international fame, he also makes his appearance in John Wick: Chapter 4 as the villain Marquis so he did probably got a few stunts and moves out of John Wick.
  • Jessica Rothe takes on the role of June 27, known from the successful Happy Death Day film series, as well as La La Land and All My Life.
  • Michelle Dockery plays the character of Melanie Van Der Koy, recognized for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the famous period drama Downton Abbey and The Gentlemen (2019).
  • Famke Janssen commands the screen as Hilda Van Der Koy, known for her role in the X-Men franchise as the very famous Jean Grey.
  • Sharlto Copley, known for his performances in movies like District 9 and Elysium, plays Glen Van Der Koy, he also was involve in the very recent action movie Monkey Man.
  • Brett Gelman, recognized for his role in Stranger Things, a very well known face to the character of Gideon Van Der Koy.
  • Isaiah Mustafa joins the cast as Benny, drawing from his experience in the television series Shadowhunters but he has also been on other famous movies from a variety of genres like It Chapter Two, Horrible Bosses and Black-ish.
  • Andrew Koji completes the cast as Basho, known for his role in the television series Warrior and his martial arts skills.

I believe movies like Boy Kills World are needed while the audience escape from the figure of John Wick from the action genre, for some time it was dominated by this character and it was the benchmark for any other upcoming action movie but with the mix of different stories and other actors who in the past has not play the role of a hero who only knows how to kick ass and blow peoples chest with a shotgun over time the dominance of John Wick will start to faint giving space for new and better action movies to create a similar impact on the audience. I find Boy Kills World a movie with a lot of potential but my only worry is that this movie seems a mix of too many others or too many concepts in a single one, for it to be successful will have to make seance and be simple enough so the audience doesn’t get lost, action movies do not require over complicated drama, but other than that I like very much what I have seen on the trailer.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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Shogun Episode 8, The Abyss of Life, does honor its name when we see so many people willing to die for honor while others didn’t run away but did have different opinion on what was next for them going against everything they have work on that is the case of Hiromatsu who have decided to honor his word and everything that he have work on during his entire life but on the other hand his grandson Buntaro believe that if he must die will not be because Toronaga gave up, its a bit contradictory since when they escape Osaka he was the last man standing on land left alone but I guess one thing is to fight for your life knowing you most likely will be killed and the other one is die just because Toronaga surrender, meaning let other man kill you willingly.

A very interesting episode with a bit of gore, lot of mind games but not everything was intentional, on episode 7 Toronaga’s son Nagakado died after he slipped and crack his back head while trying to kill his uncle Saeki, after Nagakado failed attempt Saeki gather his men and took control of the situation going back to the original dilemma, Toronaga having to surrender but after his son died there was a variable and it was time, this gave Toronaga 49 days, the customary time to bury his son and go through all the traditional ceremony, enough time for Toronaga to think how could he save his clan, if you have been watching the series you know he can’t die yet so something or some one was going to act in favor of him.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/
– Platform: FXNOW

Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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Toronaga and what is left of his men go back to Edo to bury his son and gather things up before going to Osaka and meet Ishido to surrender but what was strange to me that all of the sudden Toronaga is ill badly, coughing all the way and looking pale. Everyone next to him does not want to surrender, they want to fight even when they are out number but Toronaga is Lord, they must obey his command, honor is above everything at least until this point in time.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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I really though we would see more of a romantic scenario between Mariko and John at this point, if they really slept together but she have kept her boundaries in and out of home this shows how much different Japanese culture is than others, it is script to every single dot. The other couple on the horizon is Ishido and Lady Ochiba, he has really been falling for her and it seems for ever even when Taiko was alive, the reason I would think this is because he has done what ever she wanted, this entire plan to destroy Toronaga is her doing although he is no stranger of power hungry, Ishido now feels his plan will finally be accomplished so the final nail on the coffin would be marry Lady Ochiba who is the mother of the heir, this will provide Ishido enough power to act and do what ever he wants and he would probably be turn into the temporary ruler of Japan but I’m not sure if she is not measuring this correct because that means he could also kill the heir.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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Before they cremate Nagakado, all Toronaga’s Vassal join at night to drink sake, talk and remember what a good guy Nagakado was, he was still a boy eager to show up he could be more, learning from his mistakes who was not willing to let his father die just because someone was trying to bully him over power but to be honest what a stupid and unfortunate way of dying, the guy slipped the last second when he had Saeki in the ground about to cut his head off, falls on his back and crack the back of his head against a rock dying almost immediately. That night and day after during the funeral ceremony, most of Toronaga’s vassal didn’t want to die nor surrender, they wanted to at least die fighting but this meant going against their lord will.

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This is the scene that got me thinking something was fake, most likely Toronaga was fake, Father Martin decides to visit Toronaga before he goes to Osaka to advice him to form and alliance with Lady Ochiba and take off power from Ishido, I really think he doesn’t understand the situation very well since she is the one pushing Ishido to finish Toronaga, Ishido is enemy with Toronaga for power but she purely hates him. Martin came to bargain with Toronaga for land, he wanted to build a church in Edo, towards he end Toronaga agree but not before one last request “That he return to Osaka and tell what he sees there” Toronaga basically wanted Martin to be his messenger and tell others how sick he is and that for real this time he will surrender, I don’t know Rick, looks fake to me.

Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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After Toronaga sends back Martin to Osaka, Hiromatsu kinda read his intentions and told every other vassal that Toronaga is going to fight, there is something going on, this includes his grandson Buntaro who is a great warrior loyal warrior who does fear death. He has been trying to work things out with Mariko after he beat her up one night a few episodes ago because he was jealous of John and her, Mariko has been playing her role of wife as Toronaga commands her. Buntaro invites her to drink tea with him, same as when John flatter Kiku when she was serving him tea its very similar to Buntaro preparing tea for Mariko its an entire ceremony. After Mariko congratulate him for his performance he had the great idea to ask her to both die that night, told her he doesn’t believe what Hiromatsu is saying and that he finally will let her have what she was asking for all this time, die. One thing is that a foreigner like John ask them to act against Toronaga but another is that a “warrior” like him ask Mariko to go against her lord, he really show his hand this time and to make things worst for him Mariko ask her many times to let her die because she never wanted to be with him but dying was the only honorable way because she would not divorce him or leave him, that would not only make her look bad but also go against what her father wanted her to do.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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Talk about honor and going against their lord will, John goes to Yabushigue to fight for him and Yabushigue refuses ironically because he wants to serve Toronaga and cant go against his orders, the man that was playing double agent for the most part of the series and that he would let it slide because he is a foreigner. Most at this point not clue if to follow Toronaga to death, they all want to die fighting if necessary, even young Omi feels there is a point of return in loyalty, when it takes you no where or even takes you to die in vane.

As always without intentions to spoil the meat and potatoes of the episode I try mainly to talk about the base and structure of events that let to the results of this episode, Toronaga is taking whats left of his army and warriors to the edge mainly for many reasons, to find out who are the loyal ones, to find out who are willing to fight even when out number and even those who would try to take advantage of his situation to gain power over him like Martin did asking for land when he knows Toronaga is about to die but had no clue he was just another pawn on his entire plan, another great episode and I just hope we get two episodes of battle, there are only two episodes left and this is suppose to be a mini series so one episode of battle in my opinion would not be enough to satisfy most viewers.

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Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW

Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW

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Last night I took the time to watch Spaceman (2024) with Adam Sandler, this type of movies where the main character spend most of his time on a close environment are not easy to pull off, very recent the was the movie I.S.S that was close to a 5/10 but it had a few good scenes and it was on a similar environment, close space station without any kind of exploration mission.

Spaceman (2024) is a movie about a Czech Republic Cosmonaut Jakub Prochazka, who is on a mission to take samples of a purple cloud close to Jupiter while his wife Lenka waits for him on Earth with their next to born son. During this trip that would be a more than one year mission alone in space, Jakub had an encounter with a what looks to be an Alien that look like a Spider, as Jakub he is a traveler but got deeply attracted by Jakub loneliness.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11097384/
– Platform: Netflix
– Release: February 23, 2024

Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW

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I really like the vintage vibe from the movie although is very common for things to look very simple and square on space stations in case something needs to be fix there is as less complex mechanisms or parts. At the time the movie starts Jakub is over six months traveling alone, the mission was design to be a solo mission, all he had to do was to collect dust sample from the purple clouds next to Jupiter, to stay sane while been alone all this time sleeping is key factor but his toilet that long tube he is next too has been going on and making loud noise at night so its been close impossible for him to sleep.

Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
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For me this was the first fucked up moment and probably what attracted the Alien, during a conference call with Earth a girl was giving the opportunity to ask Jakub if he feels sad to be so far away? he must be the loneliest man in the world!. Once you continue watching the movie and you think about this moment again if Jakub was honest at that moment he would probably start crying at worst because been away from his wife for so long was killing him but he put up a fake smile and answer was polite as he could.

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Jakub wife Lenka at Earth has recorded a terrible video, she is leaving him while he is millions of miles away on a solo mission, she is pregnant for a second time and its a coincidence that this is the second time he is not there for her, the space program director refuse to give him this message and the hunt to locate Lenka starts so she can talk to Jakub and keep him sane because right now it doesn’t look too good for him.

Besides Jakub and Lenka the other character that had an important role was Peter by Kanul Nayyar, I really like this guy from Big Bang Theory TV Series, this time on the opposite side of the spectrum been a serious tech at control center who was in charge of keeping Jakub in check, very awkward character as a fact the entire movie has this Soviet Union style from the 80s so it was not just Peter, you wont see people smiling on this movie that much except for Jakub happy memories with Lenka.

Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW

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As I mention before this Alien Spider like has been intrigue my Jakub loneliness feeling and he just show up out of no where, there was no portal or ship nothing just whats up here I’m at Jakub bathroom from all of the other room on the ship the one that torments Jakub the most, to make things simple Jakub gave the alien the name of Hanus since he was nameless. The moment they start interacting Hanus starts to rewind Jakub’s memory, he gets into his head and start looking for his memories with Lenka trying to understand why he was so lonely, if it was him who decided it or it was a punishment or he was that stupid that he could not see the damage he was doing to himself and others around him like his wife, deeply Jakub was lonely and sad before he got into the mission thats the style of life he choose and this is what Hanus is trying to understand.

Spaceman (2024) - REVIEW
Spaceman (2024) – REVIEW

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Hanus kept digging on Jakub’s memory trying too look for a logical answer because everything around Jakub felt like a punishment, been on that ship felt like a punishment for Hanus, he could sense more than was just on the surface of Jakub something not even Jakub himself could understand or see, if he had he would not left his wife back on Earth pregnant after she lost their first baby under the same kind of circumstances, he was not there for her and the excuse was always work, Hanus got into a few memories of Lenka trying to live a life full of happiness next to Jakub pushing him to do things he would enjoy, trying to know more about him but from Jakub’s side of the table the sentiment at the moment was not mutual, he did love her but was not aware through the years how his relationship with his wife was deteriorating because of how either obsess or blind he was for been always fixed into his work.

I get this is not a movie for most people, they might jump in thinking there will be planet exploration, fight with the alien or something totally different, I did too but the moment Hanus says “Your loneliness intrigue me” I was hooked because this alien knows nothing about human behavior and is trying to understand humans farther than just learning our ways and language, he wants to understand our existence specially how a human like Jakub can live been sad and lonely all the time like he currently was, when Hanus starts to rewind all Jakub’s memory with Lenka then he realize the problem was him all the time, not that its part of human behavior, it was him at his core that was selfish and shortsighted, he was only interested in things that keep him going but never into the things that kept Lenka going, she was pregnant for the second time but he never saw farther than she just been pregnant but how the mission would affect her specially after she lost their first baby, the message of this movie is very simple although what I like about it is the scenario and how this alien figure is so philosophical basically saying this is not normal, this is not ok, what is wrong with this guy? then he gets it and even gets mad at Jakub leaving him alone for some time. After that then comes the last part that had some space exploration and even an Interstellar type scene with Jakub going into a cloud that had effects like a black hole. It is very hard to recommend this movie unless you like movies that analyze human behavior or fucks with the character mind.

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