Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Darker Indie Batman - Boy Wonder

Nice random pick from Netflix today. After watching the latest episode of the much so popular Breaking Bad taking it's final trench run, I needed something fast paced action. Boy Wonder is, according to it's description, like an Indie version of Batman. Netflix says it's about a boy, who is traumatized by the death of his own mother, and becomes the vigilante to catch the bad guys.

What I didn't expect to see the Bruce Wayne High School through the glasses of early M. Night Shyamalan. I mean its clever, and it has it's twists like M. Night Shyamalan's early work. It is also dark like Frank Miller's Batman. Imdb gives the movie 6,7 out of 10 rating, but Netflix gives it 4,5 stars out of five. Netflix got much more closer to the truth, but it could be because Netflix has a much more narrow user base. My points are 4 at Netflix, and 8 at Imdb.

I couldn't help myself making comparisons with Batman, and the movie's title didn't make it easier to pass the opportunity.

Must say that Netflix picks up good indie movies, at least here in Ireland. Don't know if other parts of the world has that same luxury.

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