After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.
After being shot while calling for help trying to stop a violent attack on his high school girl, a 16 year old boy awakens from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have embedded in his brain, giving him superhero powers. He uses this knowledge and technology to exact revenge on the gang responsible for the attack.
Tag line from the poster with Will Poulter: Every Generation Needs A New Hero. See more »
Around 45:00 iBoy is making up several small packages of drugs with smiley faces on them that he took from the gangs hideout and in doing so he is not wearing any gloves. When the forensics team finds them they are wearing gloves. iBoy's finger prints are all over them making him the prime suspect instead of the gang members who he is trying to frame. See more »
You don't call the devil then get upset when he turns up.
You're not the devil, you're just a cunt.
I suppose I am a bit, yeah.
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This is Bill Milner's second time playing a young man with special abilities. He previously played Young Erik Lensheer aka Magneto in the opening scenes of X-Men: First Class where he could control metal. See more »
When I saw this on Netflix, I assumed it was a TV series (possibly because of what I was watching at the time it was recommended). It's been a while since I watched a movie on Netflix.
It was strange to see the whole thing end after only 90mins, when I was expected it to drag on for at least 6 to 13 episodes. It's a very different perceptive, but it made me more impressed that they did do in an hour and a half.
The concept was pretty cool, but I did not quite understand exactly how iBoy's powers worked. What's going on in the movie seems different from what Netflix is selling.
I'm more use to seeing Brits play American superheroes than making ones themselves and they did a pretty good job developing that whole mythology of a super hero and even his connection to the super-villain. It's a lot like Unbreakable in that concept.
Definitely take a look.
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