‘The Boy’: Follow His Rules or He’ll Cry About It
Jesus Christ, am I the only person who thinks The Boy looks fucking stupid? True, the film hasn’t been released yet and maybe I am jumping to conclusions, but the trailers are doing absolutely nothing to change my opinion. Have you seen them? I’ll put my rant on pause so that you can take a look for yourself.
Honestly, this film appears to be accomplishing nothing more than piggybacking off the success of The Conjuring and Annabelle. Everyone say hello to the resurgence of the possessed doll movement. Not only that, but there is also the PG-13 issue. I get it, but come on. This film wasn’t created to be a staple in horror history. It was created to be (hopeful) temporary box office hit, targeting junior high kids who are easily entertained by unoriginal and overused jump scares. If you’re in junior high, no offense.
I do plan to see the film and maybe it will blow me away. Doubtful, but maybe. However, unlike other horror sites out there, I’m not going to lie to you. You will not see this film on my must see list for 2016.