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Brightburn (2019)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2019 (USA)
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What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

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David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erica
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's Not Here To Save The World. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,721,148
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At around 14:30, when the family are at Darba's Family Grill celebrating Brandon's birthday, it is clearly a shuttered Hardee's based on the outside facade. See more »

Goofs

The lighting (not the supernatural parts) in the barn sequences is all wrong. In numerous shots you can see the building's light fittings and none of them are ever turned on. All the scene lighting is clearly from the set lights. It comes from completely different positions and has a colour and focus you wouldn't get from the basic incandescent fittings shown. See more »

Quotes

Caitlyn: He's a pervert!
Brandon Breyer: [incensed] Liar!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are a few short scenes during the first part of the end credits where news reports and a conspiracy theorist reveal there are other super beings, including a half-man/half-sea creature and a witch who chokes her victims with a rope. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »

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References Rio 2 (2014) See more »

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Bad Guy
Written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell
Performed by Billie Eilish
Courtesy of Darkroom/Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wasted potential
25 May 2019 | by deandsouza15892See all my reviews

This film pitched a very simple question - 'What if Superman was evil?'. After watching it, I feel like this was a marketing ploy used to sell the script and bring audiences to the door. Honestly, if you take the Superman aspect out of it, this is really just your generic low-budget horror flick. The gist of it is a kid wants to be evil one day and just goes ahead killing people. That's really it.

This is one of those rare stories,that I feel could really benefit from an additional 30 minutes. The fact that the runtime is limited to 90 minutes, results in a lot of rushed scenes, which are consequenced by my biggest complaint, the editing. It feels like they shot all the scenes individually,but had no idea how to transition, so they stitched them together. You're just bouncing from scene-to-scene-to-scene and it's incredibly jarring. There are several moments when I thought, yes, this is interesting,but please slow down so I can marinate in it. Nope,next scene.

There are,however, a few redeeming aspects. The actors do a really good job, and I really wish they had more time to sell us on the material. The gore,is actually quite good; there are some really brutal, bloody moments that I enjoyed. And finally, the creative decision to add Billie Eillish' 'bad guy' was genius.

Overall,I don't really know what you're looking for in this story. If it's a dark Superman twist, you won't get it. If it's horror, it's mediocre. As a slasher gore film, not bad at all. I'd classify this as wasted potential.


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