What If ?
- Brightburn review by porky
What If Superman was a Psychopath ? .....well you would have Brightburn .
Interesting alternate story of the Alien Child growing up in a Loving Mid Western Childless Family the same as Clarke Kent ,Only This Child is Not a Force for Good.
Super Hero or Super Serial Killer ?
It doesn't take much to be One or the Other ,just the internal workings of a Specific Child's Mind , Nature or Nurture ? or Alien PreProgramming
Entertaining Horror /Superhero Cross over .
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.
Interesting new genre - Superhero Horror
- Brightburn review by SG
Mark Kermode said this was good so I tried it out - I wasn't going to watch it otherwise - and i can confirm it's a goodun! It has the usual child Superhero traits ...ie he finds himself and shows himself, but in essence its about the parents and nature v nurture rather than the superhero infant. I didn't even use the FFWD option so that says it all - it's a gripping film that gets under your skin. You root for him but also you don't root for him, if you get my drift. Elizabeth Banks is (always) excellent as his mum and the child actor is quite disturbing. BTW Michael Rooker is only in it for a few seconds, unfortunately (who can ever forget Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). Its a dark and brooding B movie well worth your time.
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
Superhero movie which owes a lot to Superman and The Omen II
- Brightburn review by PV
I am not a fan of superhero movies but this looks interesting and has got great reviews, so I gave it a go.
Initially I enjoyed it, but things get sillier as the movie proceeds until it's all more cartoon than drama with real-life characters.
The best film I have ever seen on the same theme is The Omen II - best views after watching the brilliant original. I found that far more interesting dramatically and thematically.
But then I am sure the superhero fan kids will love this.
For me it was OK - but no more than 3 stars.
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