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Richland Chronicle 5/07/24
Richland Chronicle 5/07/24

ONLINE ONLY: ‘Boy Kills World’ – blood, gore & more

Tongue in cheek satire extremely violent, not for the faint of heart
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Bill Skarsgård stars in the blood-soaked “Boy Kills World.”

“Boy Kills World” is a tongue-in-cheek comedy satire.  Be forewarned, though, this one is extremely violent and not for the faint-of-heart.  If you have an aversion to violence, you might want to move on.

Bill Skarsgård, son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (“Dune” and “Dune:  Part II”), was so creepy as Pennywise the dancing clown in “It” in 2017 and the sequel in 2019.  He portrays a deaf mute called Boy in this one.  He’s seeking revenge on a group of thugs who murdered his entire family.  I don’t like horror movers per se, but I like horror comedies like “Evil Dead 2:  Dead By Dawn”(1987)  and Peter Jackson’s “The Frighteners” (1996)

Boy communicates by staring at people and using facial expressions.  He trains hard for his upcoming mission of bloody revenge.  When the training is finished, Boy is buffed and ready to make heads roll.  The violence is sponsored by a kids’ breakfast cereal.

Sharlto Copley, who appeared in “District 9” (2009), plays Glen Van Der Koy, a despicable human being and one of the thugs on Boy’s short list of Who Should I Kill Next.

German director Moritz Mohr, who has a background in film shorts, makes his feature film debut in this ultraviolent satire that reminds me of Stanley Kubrick’s classic violence fest “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).  The voice-over narration by H. Jon Benjamin, who also does voice-over work on “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers” on TV.

If your favorite style of movies involves lots of blood and guts and gore, this is the movie for you.

Despite that, there’s a plethora of inventive death sequences for all the baddies involved.  It’s kind of fun to see bad people meet their untimely demise in a tongue-in-cheek comic way.

“Boy Kills World,” which I liked but didn’t love, is available on various small-screen streaming services.

Grade: C

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