Year: 2023
    Genre: Action-Adventure
    Duration: 45 Minute Episodes
    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    Not often are there spin-off television shows that are the same or of similar level and quality to the original series. Based on the hit Amazon Prime series and the fourth volume of the comic of the same name, The Boys, comes the newest addition to the universe. 

    Gen V centres around a diverse bunch of students who attend the superhero university of God U, where students learn about all the important aspects of being a hero; such as acting, marketing, how to behave in interviews and be your own PR. While at God U our characters uncover a dark and sinister secret beneath the floors of the university. This show is fantastic. The story borrows elements and themes from The Boys whilst keeping the same gritty, dark undertones and SO much gore. With a lot of grotesque imagery and crude humour, it’s safe to say this series isn’t for the faint of heart or young children. Gen V explores the morals of having the responsibility to do the right thing when given the superpowers to do so.

    Visually, Gen V looks great! The special effects for some of the more complex superpowers don’t look too jarring and most of the set pieces look lived in and considered. The general plot of the series is well thought out but unfortunately Gen V, on occasion, has awkward character writing and some pacing issues but they’re easily overlooked.

    Though it’s an extension of its predecessor, Gen V establishes itself as its own entity and leaves plenty of room for a continuation of the plot in later seasons. Please do yourself a favour and get immersed in this fantastic and ludacris world. 



    Year: 2023
    Genre: Comedy
    Duration: 1 Hour 44 Minutes
    Where to watch: Netflix 

    Stand up comedian Bill Burr is the leading actor, director, producer and writer on this crude and satirical comedy about a trio of men coming into their 40s struggling with the generational divide between themselves and anything born/created after the 80s. Getting into conflict with kindergarten principals, dealing with the loss of selling their company and cancel culture. 

    This film has its moments but sometimes turns into beating the audience, and itself, into the ground with humour that’s too crude and a little outdated. The whole film is a bit of meta commentary on today’s social landscape and adjusting to that as a white male in their late 40s. You’ve probably already heard a majority of the jokes. There are moments of smart humour and commentary but they’re short lived or overplayed.

    I’ve been beating this movie up but it’s honestly not that bad. it definitely had its moments where I did laugh out loud but they were few and far between. 


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