I had been waiting in anticipation for the chance to see Boy Kills World at our local Cineworld, the film starring Bill Skarsgard is not only packed to the rafters with action, but it’s so bloody funny with some great gory action sequences and the unforgettable voice of Bob’s Burgers H. Jon Benjamin.

Bill Skarsgård plays the character of Boy, who is deaf and mute, but has a very active imagination. He has an inner voice that he borrowed from his favourite childhood video game. After Hilda Van Der Koy, the deranged leader of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty, murders his family, Boy vows to seek revenge. He teams up with a mysterious shaman and trains him to become a skilled fighter. On the eve of the annual culling of dissidents, Boy is set loose and unleashes martial arts mayhem, which leads to a lot of bloodshed. As he tries to navigate this chaotic world, he joins a group of rebels and has conversations with what appears to be the ghost of his little sister.

Sometimes a film comes along that brings such a big smile to my face that I can feel my cheek muscles pulling as the film starts and Boy Kills World is one of those films, I knew as soon as H. Jon Benjamin’s voice came on I knew that I was going to kick back in my seat and get taken on a journey of action, gore, violence and some great lines of comedy from not only Benjamin but also from the other cast.

We start with the “Boy” training with the Shamen and as we see him going through his paces and getting ready to wreak bloody revenge on Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), we have a nice moment where the boy becomes the man that is going to take us on his journey.

As we go down the road of revenge with Boy (Skarsgard) we are treated to his inner monologue spoken by H. Jon Benjamin, now I know what you are all going to say and yes it does get a bit of getting used to, I found it hard to constantly not think of Bob’s Burgers and the brilliant Archer TV shows, but don’t worry you soon get used to it and it works brilliantly in its comic style.

The story is somewhat a simple one of revenge, but it does play along well, there are a few twists and turns that some may see coming but others may have that moment of “What the…!”, I had an inkling of something early on in the film and I was right, but it didn’t spoil the entertainment that the film was giving me.

I mentioned earlier about the action sequences, these look great and the fight scenes are some of the best I’ve seen this year (so far), action designer/action director/fight coordinator Dawid Szatarski (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Black Widow) has certainly brought us sequences that are not only exciting to watch but also just look so damn good on the big screen.

Director Moritz Mohr has certainly had me wanting more and more as the film played along, I’m not sure about a sequel but I would love to see a sequel to this one if a script/idea could bring us more.

Music for Boy Kills World is by video game composer Ludvig Forssell who gamers will know from the games Metal Gear Solid 5 and Death Stranding. The soundtrack does have that video game feel at times, but this is perfect when we know that Boy took his inner voice from a video game that he used to play with his sister.

Boy Kills World is a film that I wasn’t too sure about when it was first announced, but the trailer sold me on wanting to see it at the cinema, it’s certainly not going to be for everyone but if you love action movies with plenty of action and some great fight sequence, plus chuck in some gory moments then this is certainly a movie you will want to check out on the big screen.

Does Boy Kills World Have a Post-Credits Scene?

Yes the film does have a post-credits scene, you will have to wait right until the end of the credits for this one, I’m not going to tell you what the scene is at will be a spoiler if you haven’t seen the film yet, suffice to say there is cereal involved!

Starring Bill Skarsgård (It), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Isaiah Mustafa (It: Chapter Two), Yayan Ruhian (The Raid), Nicholas and Cameron Crovetti (The Boys), Quinn Copeland (Punky Brewster), Andrew Koji (Bullet Train), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Famke Janssen (X-Men) and H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers) as the voice of ‘Boy’, Boy Kills World is directed by Moritz Mohr from a screenplay by Arend Remmers (Oderbruch) and Tyler Burton Smith (Alan Wake II) and from a screen story by Mohr and Remmers.

Sam Raimi produces alongside Zainab Azizi, Roy Lee, Wayne Fitzjohn, Simon Swart, Alex Lebovici, Stuart Manashil and Dan Kagan for US outfits Raimi Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, Hammerstone Studios and U.S. and South Africa-based Nthibah Pictures. Executive Producers include Sipho Nkosi, Mxolisi Mgojo, Humphrey Mathe, Bill Skarsgård, Reza Brojerdi, Christian Mercuri, Moritz Mohr and Andrew Childs.

Boy Kills World is only in UK and Irish cinemas now. Distributed by Signature Entertainment

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