Brightburn

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  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    The idea was good but I was bored 30 mins into it and had to force myself to finish.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I been waiting a long time to see this film. I saw the preview on "The Isiah Factor" in Houston and wanted to give it a try after seeing the preview. I recently bought it from Redbox after long awaiting. I am and always was a big Superman fan. It was very obvious they took some of the plot from Superman and inputted it into Brightburn.... from the crashing spaceship with the baby in it, the Superman red-beam eyes, the Superman cape, and a Superman symbol, but another symbol, probably due to copyright reasons. I wonder how DC Comics and Films feel about this? Brightburn was on the fine line of copyrighting and a lawsuit; at least in my eyes. The biggest plot-narrative that changed it was that instead of the kid saving the world, he wanted to destroy it. It has to be something behind the scenes or some shady deal with DC that we dont know for them to use so much of the plot from Superman.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    So Superman takes the view that we are more influenced by nurture, while Brightburn says we we are influenced by nature. Superman was who he was because of the parents who raised him. In Brightburn while we see good parents. they ultimately have no power against what their child is naturally drawn to be. The movie was smart to keep it at 90 minutes, because had they tried to make a character study it would have completely fallen apart. The movie is moves quickly. but in reality it moves to nothing. You could see that it was going to end one of two ways. Neither were really that creative. Not a bad movie, just maybe a better idea on paper. How do you deal with an evil superhuman child?
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Was not at all what I expected. I would give it lowest score.. sorry.. gotta do something for the viewers, other than make them sad, and hate the kid.
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    3rd worst movies I've ever seen in 39 years. Pointless and shallow.
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    Excesivamente cliché y muy predecible
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    It's Superman, but bad. Literally.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    It's refreshing to see a different take on the superhero genre. There's just very little meat on the bones to become emotionally invested with the characters. Plenty of suspense, but the lack of narrative depth leaves Brightburn feeling underdeveloped.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Super brutal and definitely not for kids. But still a badass movie. I really enjoyed this eerie, much more sinister retelling of the Superman archetypal storyline. It's not for the faint of heart. I'd say if you crossed Superman and The Omen and bred it with with an alien from hell, that would be the product Brightburn was spawned from.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    I think this was a pretty brilliant idea. A few aspects might have been better executed, but making the origin story of superman and altering it by one interesting detail. The detail being that instead of being good, Superman is pure evil. This was grim and dark. I could see why little wimps that grew up on PG13 made for big box office dribble might find the harshness of it too hard to handle, but I think this movie is a winner. Indeed, what if Superman had the same powers but were purely evil? Well done. I may have to revisit this!