BrightBurn (May 24, 2019) Directed by David Yarovesky

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    Sony Screen Gems has shifted the previously untitled James Gunn-produced horror film BrightBurn to May 24, 2019. Elizabeth Banks (SLiTHER) attached to star
     
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    Produced by James Gunn. Directed by David Yarovesky (Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (Video short)

    BRIGHTBURN - Official Trailer (HD)
     
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    Superhero origins with a horror twist.

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    That actually looks pretty great, reminded me a bit of Hyperion's origin in the Squadron Supreme comics (although that itself was a riff on Superman as well).
     
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    So is it a twist on if Superman turned out a bad egg (not read any links)?
     
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    Really looking forward to this one!
    Not sure if it's Supe gone bad or just the reality of what a nipper would be like with superpowers:D
     
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    I'm sure the James Gunn connection will make everyone forget Chronicle covered similar ground a few years ago albeit from a more low key angle. Still looks pretty decent, though.
     
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    Ta for that. I had just assumed that most folks here knew what a Redband trailer meant. But you're right, and it's now been appropriately monikered due to the nature of it's content.:)
     
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    didnt even know this existed until i saw the trailer pre john wick 3 the other day.... looks pretty decent!!
     
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    I watched a US review and overall they liked it and felt the third act was the strongest part of the film. I'm not keen on gore, so not sure when or if I'll watch this.
     
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    That trailer was a sight for sore eye(s).
     
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    I haven't watched it. I prefer to go in blind.
     
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    Pretty good, that. I liked it. Exactly as marketed: a cross between Superman (the early years) and the Omen. With a dash of Chronicle. Tonally it would also fit nicely in the Cloverfield universe. Decent performances from the two parents, especially Banksy. A sprinkling of well judged humour, and nice and bloody in places. Not the gore-fest I hoped for perhaps, but its deffo not for kids. One scene is jaw-dropping.

    Definitely feels like an origin story. Yeah, it's well worth it. 7/10
     
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    Anti superboy
    Some nice visuals and cinematic moments. Very atmospheric but forgettable I feel nothing new here
    6.8/10
     
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    yeah I cam out thinking it was a Cloverfield story :)



    What if lil baby Clark Kent was an evil lil sh*t instead of a Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes.
    Yes is the age old story of a couple living in a farm in Kansas when a spaceship containing a baby just turn up in the back garden.
    But this time when he reaches puberty evil calls his name . Instead of shouting Save Me he embraces the bad and enjoys it.
    There is some nice gore and Jackson A. Dunn does a great job in the titular role .
    I can never decide if I like Elizabeth Banks or not but she plays Ma Kent really well.
    Go see it 7.5/10
     
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    I’d like relations with Elizabeth Banks.
    That is all.
     
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    Never fancied this at all, however my head has been turned. I won't get to the cinema for it, but will defo look forward now to a home viewing.
     
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    Join the back of the queue! o_O
     
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    Didn't pull many punches. Quite a bold superhero horror film. The gore on offer is actually much more graphic than I expected it to be and thought it was quite effective in that regard. I found myself digging my nails into the seat twice in reaction to two pretty nasty on-screen incidents. I'm genuinely surprised Hollywood greenlit this given some of the chilling scenes involving children. Even the scenes involving the protag and other adult characters are quite tense and unexpectedly chilling. Felt my blood run cold during some of the exchanges between the boy and his elders.

    There is a bit of a Lovecraftian vibe going on in the background of the story.

    It isn't perfect though:

    Matt Jones' character reminded me too much of his BB depiction of the wally Badger. Babytalking a car while something supernatural is occurring and threatening your life came off as corny and out of place with the tone that the film had set prior to this.

    The disconnect between the growing suspicions of the parents of their 'son' Brandon's complicity in a number of gruesome episodes in Brightburn followed by their casual way of addressing and speaking to him felt a little odd. It didn't seem to be an effort to placate his nascent rage and monomaniacal urge to 'take the world' so just came across as peculiar.

    The length of time it took for them to twig to his actions seemed driven by the plot rather than by their faculties as characters. The central conceit is tough to swallow too (alien baby lands in backyard let's adopt it without concerns about its origins, etc) but since the story is a dark take on Superman then we'll lay the blame for that at the door of the writers of the original Superman film.

    Disquieting and disturbing film. Enjoyed it more than I expected to and will definitely
    be up for the sequel. Felt like there was a bigger story to be told than the one in the film so the bold, dark ending at least opens up the prospect of a sequel that expands the scope of the story and world. Hope Michael Rooker is in the sequel as the end credits suggest.
     
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    Basically found this to be pants. Not even the lovely Banks could save it. Cliched dialogue (wish I’d gotten a quid for every time someone said buddy or baby!), predictable story, although I’m giving it an extra mark for not bottling the ending.
    Mostly I flitted between boredom and mild irritation.
    4/10
     
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    Enjoyed this ... enough.

    The horror elements are good fun but tonally its a bit jarring - comedy moment didn't really sit for me.
     
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    Just spotted this on Twitter - 12 years time we could see a superhero!

    Seriously though, how could anyone dump a newborn in a bag in the woods? o_O

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