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What they say: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet straight-a student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong?
What I say: We here at About Heroes love super heroes. Sometimes we get tired of their comic book antics but now they are taking over film. Obviously there have been a LOT of super hero films in the last few years, but alas very few of them have been original. That being said, Boy Wonder is a breath of fresh air. While is does riff on the whole Batman mythos a bit, it definitely tells its own story. This these troubled times it’s pretty telling that super heroes are becoming more appealing to audiences. I think due to how powerless a lot of us feel, we can really connect to these stories.
Young Sean watched his Mother die before his eyes in a failed carjacking. This has haunted him for the last 10 years. He spends his free time looking for the killer as well as others who have escaped justice. Dressed all in black, Sean becomes a vigilante hero to the crime ridden neighborhood. But as time goes on his methods become more and more extreme.
Police detective Ames has put it together and faces a choice. Does she stop him or help him? In the hunt for his mothers killer he has wandered into one of Detective Ames’ cases. The film takes an interesting look at right and wrong, justice and revenge, and when is the right thing the right thing?
Everything in this film from top to bottom is fantastic from the writing to the performances. This is a slow-burn morality tale, but one that dwells in a gray world. The most effective part of the film is how well you are shown both sides, so you can come to your own conclusions. Truly suspenseful and an incredible psychological thriller.
Extras include a making of and the films trailer.