“Boy Kills World” Trailer Shows Us a Violent World, Narrated by H. Jon Benjamin

Bill Skarsgård and Jessica Rothe both made their mark on the horror world, having starred in the It and Happy Death Day franchises, respectively. But while their latest film promises a lot of deaths, they have a distinctly action-oriented flavor.

Boy Kills World looks like a grab bag of other series, including The Hunger Games, John Wick and - for better or worse - Street Fighter. Still, it boasts a colorful palette and a dark sense of humor. That's nowhere more evident than H. Jon Benjamin, voice of Bob himself, serving as our protagonist's inner monologue. His bemused tone tells us a horrifying story involving murder, mutilation and revenge, but with some hope and humor.

Our hero (Skarsgard) is an orphaned deaf-mute, who vows revenge on the evil oligarchs who killed his family and turned survival into a corporate-sponsored fight to the death. The evil family members include Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Famke Janssen and Sharlto Copley. His bloodthirsty teammates include Rothe, action star Andrew Koji, former Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa. Expect lots of gore and laughs.

Boy Kills World premieres in theaters on April 26.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.