Kid reviews for The Boys

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Common Sense says

age 17+

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Parents say

age 16+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 39 reviews

age 15+

Not as bad as portrayed

Yes it is a bit gory but it’s not as bad as people think. It’s funny and definitely a movie for a group of teenagers to watch with their friends. Don’t watch it with your parent since it would be awkward at some points but overall a good time. And who cares if they swear a lot. That’s the only reason it went from 15+ to an 18+. Parents think that their kids are much younger than they actually are and stop them from watching movies since it’s not their age. I’m 15 and I’m watching the walking dead and the boys and I just find it funny and cool. Sure it’s a bit gory but us teens are not 5. It’s fine to see cgi gore and C-words

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+

Awesome

The boys is not that graphic in my opinion. The only sexual parts are really easy to skip and the violence in it is not that bad. The amount of swears in it is the amount a middle schooler hears in a day. Overall, I think its 12+ for a good kid if not then 13+.
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age 15+

Best show I’ve ever watched, don’t listen to these adults

Some of these adult reviews don’t focus on how amazing the show actually is and is focused on the gore being “too much” it’s a show get over yourself this show is the best show I’ve ever watched and I’m so glad I finished it, the character development and the way a character can die at any second really shows how unpredictable and insane it is, watch this if ur 13-14+ this review is coming from a 17 Yo
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age 17+

Explosively violent superhero show offers deep insights into power and corporate manipulation

The Boys is an extremely mature show that offers deep insights into corporations, manipulation and power through explosive violence and character studies. It is exciting, emotional, powerful and very intriguing. Although it may seem like your typical superhero show on the outside, The Boys is actually surprisingly deep. The show often enjoys digging deep into what makes its characters tick, and portrays how the main superheroes are manipulated and controlled by Vought (a powerful corporation). Seeing people with no powers having power over insanely powerful superheroes is frightfully realistic, and this supposed safety ultimately leads to Vought's downfall. The beauty of The Boys is that it is not afraid to back down, and offers the viewers with far more than what they ask for. Rather than censoring and containing the show, Amazon Prime allows the show to be graphic and impactful. This allows The Boys to be unique and stand out amongst other shows. This does make the show very mature though, and I am very surprised that it gets a 15+ age rating by kids. In my opinion, this show is strictly for adults, not only due to its high-impact content but also due to its mature themes. This segues into my next section, and now that I am down with my show review, I will move on to my content review. For content I would give The Boys: 10/10 Sex - Frequent sex scenes that tend to be quite long and graphic. In the first season, there is a superhero orgy scene, multiple sex scenes and a character is referenced to have sexual interactions with marine creatures. The second season has less frequent and graphic sex scenes but still has quite a bit. There is nothing exceptionally graphic in the second season. The main reason I gave it a 10/10 is because of the third season. The third season is exceptionally graphic and is far more explicit than the previous two. The most graphic moments include an incredibly lengthy sequence in which a superhero orgy is taking place the whole time in the background. There are also countless other sex scenes, some even with an octopus. 10/10 Nudity - Once again, the first two seasons are not overly graphic. The first season has occasional full frontal male nudity and about one scene of full frontal female nudity. There is occasional female topless nudity as well. The second season has infrequent female and male nudity. In one episode, a man's comically large penis wraps around another man who is very disgusted. In the second last episode porn videos are seen, and they graphically show female and male nudity. It would be impossible not to give the show a 10/10 for nudity with the third season. In the first episode, full frontal male nudity is shown many times very graphically. Full frontal female nudity is also shown later on in the season. This is not even considering the sixth episode, which features what is probably one of the most graphic displays of nudity in any show, or movie for that matter. Nearly the whole episode takes place at a house in which a massive superhero orgy is seen. There is constant full frontal female and male nudity throughout the episode, with one close-up shot of full frontal male nudity being taken after a man has sat on a toilet. 10/10 Violence - The Boys is undoubtedly one of the most violent shows ever made, with its violent content scaling close to Ash Vs Evil Dead's. I could spend hours listing every violent action, so I'll go over the most graphic ones. Throughout the show, a man's head caves in after being crushed on a sink, a man's head caves in after being lasered, a man's head is crushed by a superhero's hand, a man's head splits in half after his lower and upper jaw are torn apart, a man's body turns into blood and gore after being dragged across concrete at super-speed, a man bursts through a man's penis after being shrunken and returning back to normal size, a man's head is crushed after a woman sits on his face, a man's fingers and jaw are blown apart with the latter being shown for an extended time, many people blow apart, a man's face is torn off, a woman's eye is gouged out, a man's hands are snapped off, and a man's leg is broken with bone sticking out. 10/10 Language - Countless uses of f***, c***, s***, sexual references and other milder profanities. 9/10 Themes - The show is high in impact being both graphically violent and explicit. It also has very mature themes, disturbing scenes and intense moments. 8.5/10 Drugs - Cocaine and other hard drugs are occasionally seen and used on the show. The main drugs, Compound and Temp V (where the latter is a slightly modified version of the first) are often used in a rather graphic fashion. Drug use becomes far more prevalent in the third season, with Temp V, also known as V24, being used constantly. Overall, The Boys is an action-packed, well-fleshed-out show that digs deep into intriguing topics. I would strongly recommend it, but only to viewers aged 17 and over due to the show's strong themes and graphic portrayals of sex, nudity, violence, and language.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 15+
Good but not for kids.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 14+

Very accurate messages about the world we live in.

Pretty much everything about this show is perfect, it is very violent, clearly too much for some adults here haha, its pretty much anti everything which is highly entertaining, there are horrible (racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic etc) characters throughout which is great to say exactly what not to be in the real world, the lead characters (and villains) are very compelling, well written and well acted, there’s Giancarlo Esposito which is fantastic. There is also a lot of sex and a full frontal male nudity which was a surprise the first time I watched it but it set the tone for that part of the story. In short, it’s quite mature and I personally was fine watching it as a mature 14 year old (when I watched the first season).

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 15+
Good criticism of corporate America and how corrupt and hypocritical Christian and political organizations are. There is some sex, and nudity and I think some of those scenes can be skipped if you don't want to see that. Overall not too bad, very gory.

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Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Not for young viewers!

The show is good just horribly graphic + tons of swears + racist characters + sex + substance use. Really good just not suitable at all for youger viewers!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 16+
The Boys, is amazons best original show, with great characters, a great story and a great idea to back it, although it can sometimes be violent just for the sake of being violent. I loved this show all the way through and cant wait for season 3.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 15+

Great show, but hyperviolent, mature, tons of violent, and fully of nudity in a satire take on superheroes.

First off, I have seen both seasons of this show. I really loved it. Hands down better then all the Marvel films I have seen. But the violence in this show isn't the type that teens are used to in typical games such as Doom Eternal, Mortal Kombat 11, etc. In this show peoples heads, torsos, and other body parts pop. Also, in this show people are sliced in half, ripped in half, get their heads ripped off, splattered, etc. Many scenes with gory instances will shock Kids, and tweens, because this show is meant to express a shock factor through violence. Otherwise, the show is great. This show has extremely filthy profanity. Not the type of profanity you hear in Middle School, but worse. The word C**t is used very frequently through both seasons, so is tw**. Whoever can handle this show in its entirety, I really recommend you to watch. 95/100 overall score.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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