Brightburn stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Jackson Dunn. As Brandon (Jackson Dunn) grows into his 13th birthday, he starts having thoughts and feelings he had never had before. Eventually, he finds the space ship that he crash landed on all those years ago, and discovers who he really is. So basically someone made a movie about a Superman that ends up being evil and destructive. Okay, interesting concept.
As for the movie, I thought it was well done. The acting was good and I liked the story line in general. It was fairly gory, but not the goriest movie I've seen *cough cough Apostle.* I would have liked to see more of the backstory with Brandon's home planet or really any information at all. The screenwriters show us the ship and the audience can feel the impact that it has on Brandon, but WHY is it evil? And what is the purpose?
So Brandon keeps chanting "Take the World," does that mean that the place where he comes from wants to take over the world? And he just willing helps? The footage in the end credits show how much havoc Brandon is wreaking on the world, but nothing ever comes of it. I feel like this movie needs either a sequel or a slightly longer run time (I know, I know.. this is coming from me). I just felt like the film didn't have enough in it.
Overall, I don't know if I would watch this film again, but I would watch a second movie if there ever was a sequel of some kind. I would have liked the story to kind of wrap up in the end. I'm going to give this one an "okay" rating. It was interesting enough, just not anything exciting. There are plenty of other horror movies I would have chosen to watch for Halloween than this. (3/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
follow me on Twitter