Brightburn

audience Reviews

, 67% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    In the end this film is acceptable and sometimes also cute. In general, however, he has very obvious problems of both plot and whispering that can never really keep you in tension, for this you spend most of the time laughing and wondering what else will do this bad Superman
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    A familiar but enjoyable concept: "what if Superman wasn't good?" is answered by putting the troubled emotions of a young boy in the body of an indestructible super-being. Where it falls down is the lack of alternate outcomes - it's impossible to believe that anyone in a real-world setting (as shown here) could defend themselves against such an unstoppable force, so the final act does lack suspense. But it's well executed and uses some graphic shocks to remind you that this isn't a comic book.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    I did not like this movie. Weak plot, no character development. Many times things happen in a complete non sensical way, for example your kid literally broke a school mate's hand and your reaction is to...defend him? really, that's it? . Many scenes seem like they are going somewhere but they do not have any pay off...
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Excited to see this take on the genre and for the most part i was more than satisfied with the movie. Not scary enough to be a great horror movie, but as a superhero take on venturing into the horror genre-it is solid.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Interesting concept but the whole thing was just torture porn and I couldn't help but feel like it could be potential inspiration for school shooters. I love depressing stuff too but this felt a little meaningless to watch. Yeah, the world sucks. And? I just wanna say the actors were amazing though! Hope they get into better films.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    He's a bad wittle boy.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Total rip off of Superman arriving on Earth as a baby and kid, except he is evil. I'm not sure how they were able to make this movie when it's the same story as Superman arriving on Earth as a baby? You would think DC would have sued them, since that's all we do in America, sue each other.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The evil Superman. I really enjoyed this opposite end of the spectrum take on the tale of Superman. Crashing in Kansas from another world, Brandon Breyer, uses his powers not for good, but rather for bad intentions, once he realizes his potential and gets his first taste of killing. I typically don't like child/teenage actors as I find them annoying more often than not. However, Jackson A. Dunn who stars as Brandon, does a tremendous job with his characters arc from start to finish. This probably won't make much noise at the box office, but if you're in to horror or superhero films, I recommend this!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Brightburn brings something fresh to the anti-hero type movie but just fails to seal the deal. Director James Gunn had a perfect opportunity to make something more gore and horror like but just missed it. Even if Brightburn is a fun watch, it felt like an appetizer and I was left craving for more. Finally, with an amazing cast and interesting characters the movie had potential, but just ended being an okay movie. It is good, but not great.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A truly original take on the superman story premise that works suprisingly well for horror. The movie ultimately delivers on a lovecraftian vibe; the rational human being thrown towards an omnipotent force they cannot comprehend. It also offer some of the best gory scenes I've ever experienced in a horror movie; used sparingly to achieve maximum effect.