It is that time of the year again. The Boys are back again for their most diabolical season yet. With the highly-anticipated third season of the show starring Karl Urban, Antony Starr and Jack Quaid dropping today on Amazon Prime Video, reviews are already flooding in and it is exactly what we want to hear.
Currently, the new season stands on a healthy 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 35 reviews. Out of which, 34 have been positive with almost all of them agreeing on how the new season has yet again successfully pushed the shock factor even further. As Billy would put it it’s “diabolical.”
Where the opinions differ though is if the shock and awe factor helps in moving the narrative further. Some critics have also taken issue with the debut of Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles, who shows up rather late in the season and is a a parody of Marvel’s Captain America.. On the bright side though, his performance has been unanimously praised across the board.
For the uninitiated, The Boys is based on a comic series of the same name created by Garth Ennis with artist Darick Robertson. The best way to describe it would be “What if the Justice League existed in real life?” The series follows Billy The Butcher and his band of posies who set out on a journey to get rid of superheroes in their world.
The Eric Kripke show stars Karl Urban in the lead as Billy and also includes Laz Alonso, Jessie T. Usher, Antony Starr and Chase Crawford.
Meagan Navarro, a certified top critic on Rotten Tomatoes described this season as, “Kripke successfully maintains the series’ high calibre consistency with season three. The Boys continues its streak of anarchic energy, sardonic humour, and self-indulgence made all the more entertaining by its bursts of extreme gonzo violence.”
While Amon Warmann from the Empire Magazine wrote, “Through it, all, the moral murkiness and messy consequences are never less than compelling in a season that blurs the line between the good guys and the bad guys more than ever before.”
Here’s what others are saying about it: