2 thoughts on “Brightburn [Blu-ray]

  1. Superman Origin Story in Reverse Fizzles Out in Second Half Warning: There are a few major spoilers in this review.I went to see Brightburn this weekend, intrigued by the previews. It opens when a childless couple in Kansas (sounds familiar) see a UFO crash on their farm (also sounds familiar) and inside they find an infant boy (still familiar). They hide the spacecraft under a trap door in their barn (more familiarity) and adopt the child (endlessly familiar). It’s the Superman origin story to a letter, but that’s where the similarities…

  2. ~Gory, Darkly Suspenseful, and Underrated Brightburn is not a grand, brightly-lit CGI-saturated superhero film. It is a small horror/suspense that presents an alternate manifestation of being born superhuman. Superheroes who are lead characters in movies have traditionally been attractive, brilliant, physically fit men and women of integrity, virtue, and selflessness. Brightburn explores how socially awkward, ostracized Brandon Breyer (authentically portrayed by Jackson A. Dunn) handles his gift without possessing those same traits and…

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