Boy Wonder
United States of America (US), 2010, 93 minutes, SD
Beware the Hero
Boy Wonder Synopsis

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.

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Reviewed by nikkareyes
A story of vigilantism, revenge and putting the law on one's own hands. Director Michael Morrissey scores a well-written story that follows a young man who can't get over the... more
A story of vigilantism, revenge and putting the law on one's own hands. Director Michael Morrissey scores a well-written story that follows a young man who can't get over the murder of his mother and things started getting messy.  Caleb Steinmeyer credibly portrayed the role of Sean: anti-social, book worm but with a hidden motive to eradicate bad guys especially those who violate women.  But up to what extent is his actions justified as right? This is one of the gnawing questions that the film tries to present to the viewers. Impressive performances by the supporting cast notably by Henao as Teresa Ames the lady police and Bill Sage as Terry Donovan, Sean's father. This film won Best Feature at the Sacramento Film and Music Award and at  Vail Film Festival. Do check this out! 
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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
Realistic and with stellar performances! This film depicts a young man Sean, portrayed by Caleb Steinmeyer, who suffers a major trauma and vows to eradicate bad elements, on his own... more
Realistic and with stellar performances! This film depicts a young man Sean, portrayed by Caleb Steinmeyer, who suffers a major trauma and vows to eradicate bad elements, on his own terms.  For an indie film, this shows great promise: well-shot, well-edited and with commendable acting performances. I also relished the idea that this film keeps you guessing until the end!  Zulay Henao as Teresa Ames, a policewoman, gives notable support performance, along with the rest of the cast. This film garnered Best Editing Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Worth checking out!  
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Reviewed by ClementineB
BOY WONDER is a very dark psychological thriller, far from a superhero movie. Sean is a disturbed young man whose life was changed forever by the murder of... more
BOY WONDER is a very dark psychological thriller, far from a superhero movie. Sean is a disturbed young man whose life was changed forever by the murder of his mother. Unable to deal with the pain and anger, he unleashes his violent fantasies on criminals and bullies. Any link to a Batman origin story ends there as ther is no "good guys win" in Boy Wonder. The films presents a self-destructive young man spiraling out of control while seeking justice. He immerses himself in violence to numb the pain. As the storyline flows through all kinds of emotions, your attention is required at all time, to understand Sean's behaviour. The acting is great, the music really stands out and the ending offers some decent twists to the audience. If you like stories with this element of darkness, then BOY WONDER is a must-see.\r\n
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