• Revenge is Good: How 'The Boys' Subverts Your Usual 'Hero' Themes

    10 days ago - By No Film School

    The Boys is Amazon's breakout hit show. But how does a show about revenge and nihilism get so many viewers?
    We're in a state of superhero glut and I kind of love it. As a kid who grew up reading comic books, watching the cultural embrace of my passion has been one of my greatest joys.
    Superheroes are about the best of us. What humanity can be if they have hope, justice, and a moral compass?
    So why do I like The Boys so much?
    The Boys is about how much corruption is worked into absolute power. It's about the perversion and sale of the American dream, and the corporate payouts that play into...
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