Netflix hasn’t exactly had a good run of original movies but heck it keeps trying.
Its latest seems to be getting is playing to the superhero genre hype, and keeping up to date with the young’uns with a plot that sees a teenager’s capabilities enhanced thanks to an iPhone.
Here’s the synopsis: “Tom is an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy.”
Starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear, iBoy hits Netflix on January 27th.