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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:

Evil Has Found Its Superhero. 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

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,159,158, 20 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,721,148, 10 June 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Agee, Michael Rooker, Stephen Blakehart and Terence Rosemore appeared as Ravagers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). See more »

Goofs

Young Brandon Breyer (Jackson A. Dunn) is shown in video flashbacks growing up with his adoptive parents. He looks to be about five or six years old when he's helping his father complete a construction project on the farm. Immediately after, the title card reads "Ten Years Later," when Brandon is said to be only twelve years old. Ten years after the last shot of him in the home video, he should be around fifteen or sixteen years old. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Breyer: Maybe there is something wrong with Brandon. He may look like us. But... He's not like us!
Tori Breyer: I will never turn against our son.
Kyle Breyer: *He's* not our son! He's some *THING* We found in the forest
Tori Breyer: [slapping him] How FUCKING Dare You Say That! How fucking dare you say it! How fucking dare you say such a thing!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Bad Guy
Written by Billie O'Connell, Finneas O'Connell,
Performed by Billie Eilish
Courtesy of Darkroom and Interscope Records.
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Interesting concept hurt by poor execution
30 May 2019 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

This felt like a stripped down, summarized version of this story. No time is really invested into characters, so you don't really feel anything for them. The concept, while fascinating, is never fully explored. The actors all do their best though and are solid throughout. The film is also surprisingly gore-filled and there were some genuinely queasy moments. Everything just chugs along at a breakneck pace and it plays out as you'd expect. There was an opportunity to take a lot of chances with this story, but it decides to settle for being a mildly entertaining flick.


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