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Brightburn
(2019)
7.06
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Plot/Story

7.50

Characters

7.50

Acting

8.00

Cinematography

7.00

Production Design

6.50

Sound

7.00

Execution

7.00

Emotional Impact

6.00

Overview: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director: David Yarovesky

Release Date: 2019-05-09

Genres: Horror Science Fiction Thriller


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A proper shake up in the hero genre when an alien raised as a human but with unbeknownst super powers turns to puberty and suddenly taps into his dark side to an unsuspecting small American town. For what it’s worth, the movie ended up being quite gripping with shades of Superman (if he was evil) and The Omen comes in mind when viewing. It’s definitely different and the ending I find quite satisfying as it works well with the story.

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 1 month ago




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I like the idea of Brightburn a whole lot more than the actual film. Brightburn does deliver on the promise of "What if Superman became a super-villain instead of a super-hero?" but it's far to grandiose of a story to tell in 90 minutes. Everything goes by so fast that it's easy to lose the thread. We jump from finding a baby to Brandon (the baby) being like twelve, so when things allegedly start to change (and it escalates unbelievably fast) we don't have anything to go on other than the parents saying "He's never said something like that before!" Has Brandon always been a creepy little bastard or is this new, because no one seems to notice what a fruit loop this kid is. The acting from the adult cast is great (Matt Jones and Elizabeth Banks being the best parts of the movie) but the kids are kind of awful. I loved the level of gore and how sparingly it is used makes it all the more jaw dropping (pun intended) when we get some truly R-Rated scenes. All of the big problems stem from them trying to do way too much in such a short time. We end up with a fast-forward origin story that is rushed to the point that it's hard to get lost in like I wanted to. I want more background, more explanation, and more time to let things unfold at a slower pace.

By : Greg Mueller | Date : 1 month ago