Country:  USA
Genre:Horror, Science Fiction
Rating:7.3  Rate
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Community: 6 Have Seen

DirectorDavid Yarovesky
Selected CastElizabeth Banks as Tori Breyer
 David Denman as Kyle Breyer
 Jackson A. Dunn as Brandon Breyer
 Abraham Clinkscales as Royce

On DVD & Blu-ray World


Brightburn - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - UK (2019)

Brightburn - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Sweden (2019)


Comments and Reviews
Magic Marmalade
9th Jul 2022
 Rated 6/10
A bit disappointing this one...

...Basically, it falls into that category of films where someone has simply thought, or had a conversation with someone, along the lines of:

"Hey, you know that film where the basic set up is this... well what if some particular detail was the polar opposite... what would that movie be like?"

...And so they make the film.

....And this is that film.

What if the spaceship that crashed into the Kent farm, containing extra-terrestrial super-baby did not have a good, pure soul who would later go on to become the saviour of the human race, but a nasty little insect boy, who's race had sent him here instead, to conquer us, and be evil?

In essence, the anti-superman origin story.

Naturally, with his powers, this is basically a horror movie, with some pretty grim effects on occasion, and has the tone, look, and feel of a modern horror.

The problem is, that while this is... OK, it's that same conversation everybody has had about Superman (What if he was evil) before, and all he same conclusions arising from it are all played out as you'd expect... So it's entirely predictable, lacks surprise, and just walks through that scenario in a paint by numbers kind of way. Feels a bit too flat.

On the plus side, where the story is of interest, in it's focus on the kid's adoptive parents, and the strains on their relationship as they struggle with the dawning realisation that their little cherub is not a good little boy at all.

Could have done with more of that to make the movie worth-while, but didn't, and isn't compensated for with enough action really, to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Oh and there's a pretty good track over the end credits, which turns out is by that there Billie Eilish person the kids are all raving about, and who's ubiquity of image and idol worshipry have been invading my consciousness for some time now from (Damn... I really am getting old!).

(I can now say I have knowingly heard a song by her, and she's not bad!)

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4th Oct 2020

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