Day 347: The Boy (February, 19)

I had planned to see Room on this day, but my 12 years old niece told me it was probably a too sad movie for her (I agree). She really wanted to go to the movies, so what we would see was mainly her choice. Of course she chose the only horror movie showing. It was ok, really, I told myself, because Joe has been telling me about the lack of horror flicks in Omad. And so, The Boy it was.

At first, I thought I would die in here - I enjoy thrillers, but I'm too scared of them at the same time. It is a bit nerve-racking for me. But it was cool, some funny scares at worst. This doesn't mean that the story is not interesting. It is, despite being awfully silly at times, as expected.

However, the whole is more entertaining that I had imagine, and the explanation about the mystery here is even likely. The bigger problem is the actual end, that tries to leave a door open to a sequel - my niece immediately looked at me and said: and here comes The Boy 2! It was a shame, I guess, because without that unnecessary link, the end would live up to the rest of the movie. Again, as the day before, nothing much, but a surprising entertainment.

The Boy. Directed by William Brent Bell. Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert
Evans, James Russel. Writer: Stacey Menear. USA/China/Canada, 2016,
97 min., Dolby Digital, Color (Cinema).


  1. I remember adding this film to my watchlist when I first saw he trailer for it. But now, somehow, I don't feel like rushing to see it. Especially after you mention its open ending. Guess I'll skip it for a while.

    [ j ]

    1. It is not open ending... there's a hint to something else, a sequel maybe, but the end makes sense, for a change. It presents a pretty congruous explanation in fact.