Rent Brightburn (2019)

3.2 of 5 from 310 ratings
1h 27min
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Synopsis:
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? With 'Brightburn', the visionary filmmaker of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Slither' presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
James Gunn, Kenneth Huang
Writers:
Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2019
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Italian
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Creating a New Super Villain
  • Hero-Horror! - A Radical New Genre
  • Quick Burns - Vignette Social Series
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2019
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Italian
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Italian
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Creating a New Super Villain
  • Hero-Horror! - A Radical New Genre
  • Quick Burns - Vignette Social Series
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
90 minutes

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Reviews (4) of Brightburn

What If ? - Brightburn review by porky

Spoiler Alert
25/10/2019

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

Spoiler Alert
28/11/2019

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

Spoiler Alert
11/11/2019

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.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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