Brightburn (Post-release)

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What did you think of Brightburn?

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Rusty85

Sr Member
I saw the trailer for this movie earlier today and wow, I'm pretty excited. I know on one occasion I've wondered what Superman would have done if he'd turned to the dark side. Farm? Check. Spaceship crash landing? Check. Papa Kent's truck? Check. Snyder-style swing blowing in the wind? Check. :lol: Looks good, though, I'll definitely be checking it out!

 

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Strikerkc

Sr Member
Huh... Seems worth having. And it's no mistaking it as evil Superman. But, I kind of doubt it will be enjoyable. Most good Superman stories' conflict's revolve around being about personal interaction, secret identities, and protecting friends, because he simply can't be challenged in a physical way.

If this is just gonna be Brandon wading through "Middleville", or wherever this is, and turning it into a civil war blood bath reenactment.. then where's the story? How is it not just murder porn at that point?
 
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I'm really excited for this. I have always wondered about an evil-Superman too. The fact that it's being done by James Gunn just adds to the "yes"
 

D48thRonin

Sr Member
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The fact that it's being done by James Gunn just adds to the "yes"
Except that it's not - it's not really a James Gunn film. He's only one of 6 listed producers (and not even an executive producer). He didn't direct it, he didn't write it. They're just using his name in a slightly misleading way.
 

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Except that it's not - it's not really a James Gunn film. He's only one of 6 listed producers (and not even an executive producer). He didn't direct it, he didn't write it. They're just using his name in a slightly misleading way.
Thank you for the info! They certainly have been being misleading about it. Still excited, but good to know.
 

rocketeer25

Sr Member
Just saw the trailer for this and it looks very interesting! Surprised that it's not been done before as a move...
 

JRHermle

New Member
Going to call it now... The mother has to make the choice to kill the kid. She was the first one to touch him and "somehow" that means he's depowered when she's holding him...

Or else the whole town acts like that episode of Twilight Zone and kiss ass to prevent from being "wished out into the cornfield."
 

Richard Baker

Sr Member
This film reminds me so much of the old Superman comics where they explored a 'What if' story.
It is the flip side of Stan Lee's "With great power comes great responsibility", we get to see if Superman had indulged in is darker impulses when he was young and had no care for what happened.
 

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JoeG

Master Member
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Saw it tonight. While I did enjoy it, it was so predictable. Overall I feel I could've skipped seeing it in the theatre and maybe would've liked it more, but we pretty much go to the movies every week, so oh well.
 

Richard Baker

Sr Member
I think a lot of films are just fine on the home screen- some demand a theater experience like the Star Wars and Trek films, but with our set up at home they are great. If a film is special enough or has things I would like to reference or see over and over again (Ready Player One) I buy the disc, but a lot are watch one time and I am fine.

I used to go to movies as social events, but with the price of tickets and popcorn for a family I can get the BluRay and the Player for it at the same cost...
 

Cameron

Sr Member
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Brightburn had all the usual jump scares and telegraphed every plot point but it was a fun way to “burn” 90 mins on a rainy day. I liked it. Very interested in what they could do with a sequel. They set up for the “evil” justice league in post credits.
 

NeoRutty

Master Member
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I dug it. Not great... certainly not bad.

I wish they had made the kid more a sociopath from the beginning... Felt like he was fine til the ship called to him.

Clark was a good kid raised by a good family... If they're doing "what if Clark was bad" have him be a kid torturing animals or being a complete weirdo from the start....
 

Tan Djarka

Sr Member
Finally got around to seeing it. Not a great movie, but I don't feel bad for having seen it. While there is a set up for sequels, I don't know if that's something we really need. It made nearly 27 million on a 7 million dollar budget, so it's at least a financial possibility.
 

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rocketeer25

Sr Member
I saw this yesterday and would give it a 5/6 out of 10. Its hard to describe why I didn't like it more... it's like the individual scenes were fine, but they didn't develop into a solid whole. Maybe I was looking forward to it too much... Still it was a good popcorn movie.
 

d_jedi1

Sr Member
Could have sworn that I replied to this... weird.
Anyway, I really liked it.
Kind of tipped it's hand early if you'r paying attention (like a Shyamalan film) but that wasn't a totally bad thing and certainly didn't break the film.
 

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