Brightburn - Movie Review

  • Published on May 24, 2019
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    Chris Stuckmann reviews Brightburn, starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner. Directed by David Yarovesky.
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  • Stuart Bailey
    Stuart Bailey Day ago

    Just watched this and I can honestly say, it had no point...period! Don't waste your time!

  • Jameel Ja
    Jameel Ja 2 days ago

    I don't know why this movie got so many bad reviews. I thought it was good.

  • dennis gicho
    dennis gicho 2 days ago

    In the first 30 mins, i felt the plot was rushed. I got slightly annoyed by that. But midway through the movie i got engaged in it. In the end it was good. I don't see a Brightburn 2 happening, coz what is it going to be about?

  • Ragnar-USA
    Ragnar-USA 3 days ago

    Just get rid off the ship and don't bury it under your feet .

  • K EL
    K EL 4 days ago

    The evil super villain in the movie is the equivalent of DC Ultraman, who is an alternate universe evil clone of Superman. In Brightburn evil superman is a 12 year old kid who kills his victims horror film style using all the powers that superman has. It was pretty good.

    • Brando
      Brando 3 days ago

      @K EL
      I think Chris has lost his critic touch. He used to be a real critic. Man, I have issues with this film and some were things Chris praised... you'd think he's never even watched a good film before 🤦‍♂️

  • Spencer Dean
    Spencer Dean 4 days ago

    hes obviously the kid from Metal Gear: phantom pain

  • cliffedward
    cliffedward 6 days ago

    The way it ended makes me wonder if there'll be more.

  • Dunston
    Dunston 6 days ago

    There was no way they could have kept it quiet that he was an alien

  • roguepilot14
    roguepilot14 6 days ago

    Brightburn and Midnight Special should have been one movie.

  • VictoriaWasHere :)
    VictoriaWasHere :) 6 days ago

    Honestly I thought the mom was kinda dumb, she let him get away with many serious implications, not to mention her just disregarding the fact that he flung the dad right in front of her. so I did not relate to her struggle.

  • RageQuitProductions
    RageQuitProductions 8 days ago

    I got tired cause the movie had 2300 scenes were a character sees Brandon, then the camera slowly moves, then goes back but OMG BRANDON ISNT THERE ANYMORE. It was ok the first 1000 times, but later on I was like yeah ok turn the camera back to see that he is gone so we can move already.

  • s Ring
    s Ring 8 days ago

    Do a clockwork orange next

  • Backwoods Films
    Backwoods Films 8 days ago


    Overall I thought the movie was really good, although there were a couple of scenes where people hear noises in the dark and mutter lines like, "who's there?" or "Is that you, _____?" that were really cliche and overused in horror films. What I liked the most is that the movie didn't have the typical Hollywood ending, where the protagonist (Elizabeth Banks) kills the evil force (although it's set up to look like she might). That last scene with her falling through the night sky was really powerful, and I agree with Chris that this movie looked like it was made with a MUCH bigger budget than the $7 million he mentions.

  • Hedwig
    Hedwig 8 days ago

    Oh my shit. Condemn it already coward. You know you didn’t like it.

  • Hedwig
    Hedwig 8 days ago

    If you liked this shit of a movie it is my duty to hunt you down and murder you.

  • Bill DelFera
    Bill DelFera 9 days ago

    When homeboys jaw was hanging off his head....i officially liked this film...says alot about me as a person I guess lol

  • Zachary Clements
    Zachary Clements 10 days ago

    I liked this movie mm ore than I thought I would. it had holes in the character development and a few other issues but really nailed what it did follow up on.

  • derek l
    derek l 10 days ago

    This movie was disappointing for how hyped up it was, just seemed like a very lazy plot that relied entirely on it's graphic killings...also Elizabeth Banks' performance was so generic and laughable at times, probably due to lazy writing..I'd give it a C+

  • Marquis Berry
    Marquis Berry 10 days ago

    Let this review play in the background. For the first 30’s I thought he was reading SuperMan origin story.

  • RobRIPDG
    RobRIPDG 10 days ago

    I got really excited cause I thought you'd find out it was a meteor shower, then at the end there's more than one super boy. I didn't want a man of steel punch on but a much faster vicious kid punch on haha

  • the x is xilent
    the x is xilent 11 days ago

    Am I the only person who found this movie really fuckin boring

  • Deuces
    Deuces 12 days ago

    I liked this movie a little bit more than It 2.

  • uncharted7again black king

    This movie was the shit hands down scary seems to not have lost its touch well depends on who's doing its work.....hahahahahah facts

  • Bradley Emmerson
    Bradley Emmerson 12 days ago

    This film was really really good... 😀👍.. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥...

  • Damenicion Scott
    Damenicion Scott 12 days ago

    One of my favorite of the year in my opinion Brightburn gets an A-

  • Mert Bince
    Mert Bince 12 days ago

    This movie deserved better. It should have had better script, character development, a good plot but it has none

  • Kevin
    Kevin 12 days ago +1

    The Brightburn symbol literally ripped or inspired by the "branding of Sacrifice" in "Berserk"!

  • Cole Vick
    Cole Vick 12 days ago

    There were only like 20 credited roles in the movie. Tight knit.

  • ThisIsIt
    ThisIsIt 12 days ago +1

    *inspiring man of steel theme plays
    Superman kills a bunch of innocent people
    *theme stops

  • deadpenguinss
    deadpenguinss 12 days ago

    Gives BB a B. Coincidence? I just shat my pants. Coincidence?

  • harrisons92
    harrisons92 14 days ago

    this movie was absolute ass

  • Ian Dog
    Ian Dog 14 days ago +1

    I Really enjoyed this movie. The part with the jaw coming off i will never forget, makes you think about it long after you have watched it.

  • Seyyed Hafiz Mowlana
    Seyyed Hafiz Mowlana 15 days ago +1

    Evil Super Man 🤣

  • AD3adly Assass1n
    AD3adly Assass1n 15 days ago

    This movie could've been awesome. But the kid came off as a spoiled brat and the parents were morons

  • Keoma Fernandes
    Keoma Fernandes 16 days ago

    This movie has a genius premise stuck in a generic horror movie structure. The idea is so cool and fresh, it's a pity it lacks the creative ambition to develop it.

  • marco avila
    marco avila 16 days ago

    This movie is good one of my favorite horror films of the year also Ma and Us which has problems with ending

  • Nathan Bailey
    Nathan Bailey 16 days ago

    I can’t wait to see your name as a director. Make a horror movie!!

  • john doig
    john doig 17 days ago

    BRIGHTBURN is one of the WORST movies i have ever seen i'm amazed this was in theaters just total trash

    • john doig
      john doig 14 days ago

      @Dexter M. i'd like too know who said it was a take on superman ??? so in that sense i feel you went for the wrong reason if you are trying to compare it to superman

    • Dexter M.
      Dexter M. 14 days ago

      You went for the wrong reason. I didnt watch it cause it was a horror movie...but because it was a take on if superman type hero was not good but bad. Was it but far from worst movie I've seen.

    • john doig
      john doig 14 days ago

      @SRM13 I went to the theater looking for some unusual concept from this 'horror' film. Too bad everything is just dumb and bland. THERE IS NO HORROR, JUST JUMP SCARES. THAT'S THE CHEAPEST KIND OF A HORROR MOVIE .plus the acting was sub par and the mother became obnoxious and the little boys acting well was pathetic .

    • SRM13
      SRM13 15 days ago

      john doig Cade to explain your garbage opinion?

  • Spider- Man
    Spider- Man 17 days ago

    I just have a question for this movie

    Where’s lex luthor or doomsday when you need them ?

    • Razh 80
      Razh 80 14 days ago

      In a deleted scene Catalyn (the girl he had a crush on) joined Brendan and she had a older brother who was a Lex Luthor type

  • chesschamp1000
    chesschamp1000 17 days ago

    The gave away his secret in the previews so it was a mute point.

  • Jim Wilburn
    Jim Wilburn 18 days ago +1

    My wife knew I'm a Superman fan. So she rented this on redbox. Shocking; it's as though General Zod was sent to Earth as an infant instead of Kal-El.

  • Angie Angee
    Angie Angee 18 days ago

    Chris....I'm looking forward to seeing your film. You pay attention to details in every movie, you have a good knowledge of what works and what doesn't work, and I do believe you are going to create, direct and produce a masterpiece one day.

  • Master_ G
    Master_ G 18 days ago +2

    *Brightburn comes out*
    Megamind: am I a joke to u

  • Laughing Man
    Laughing Man 19 days ago

    It's just what if Superman was evil.

  • kakorate
    kakorate 19 days ago

    Your review made me consider this movie very differently and provided the possibility of improvements and directions that could have taken the movie to an entirely differently level.
    This was the only review I saw that had a thoughtful critique not only of the final product, but also possibilities we will never see. It's interesting you compared the base premises with the Superman premises; I considered Brighyburn to the BASE outline of Goku's origin story: kid sent/crashed to earth to destroy it, but this time did not bump is head (and thus forget his objective) so he begins killing all of the humans.

  • tek87
    tek87 19 days ago +1

    If you like this, you should read Steelheart.

  • MedievalBomber
    MedievalBomber 19 days ago

    I didn’t really like this movie, kill scenes were pretty cool but not really logical in some. The mother and father character finding the baby in the woods was well played out, you can tell that the mother really wanted a kid and the father wanted to be a father. It’s just the bright burn character is a kid. I can’t really take a kid from a red meteor from space killing everyone and enslaving everyone to take over the world. The red glow effect was bad in my opinion, it just felt like a red lightbulb instead of some weird fetish seat with blood and gore. It just reminds me of some anger issue kid in school that draws 24/7 or something and hates everyone and thinks of their own fantasy of killing everyone in school. Gore was cool I guess, the jaw scene was ok, I liked when the kid ran on the black cop chief and just obliterated him then banged the cop girl against the ceiling. The ending was a cliff hanger so there’s mostly going to be a second one. I just think how it will all end is that he will rule the world or something then kill him self becuz he doesn’t have love that he’s been needing.

  • BigBoiler508
    BigBoiler508 20 days ago

    Stuckmann dropping 3 F bombs in this video... all grown up

  • Mike Best
    Mike Best 20 days ago

    Gotta see this

  • hardnewstakenharder
    hardnewstakenharder 20 days ago

    Elizabeth Banks was excellent as Martha.

  • David J. Thompson
    David J. Thompson 20 days ago

    I thought the child actor looked like a preteen Toby McGuire...

  • Super Danda
    Super Danda 21 day ago

    Actually its not call justice league but its call deception league....

  • Super Danda
    Super Danda 21 day ago

    This happen when you mess with legion ring...🤔

  • Robert Gross
    Robert Gross 22 days ago +1

    This bad excuse for a super hero movie turned out to be a Gorefest with pointless violence and numerous grisly murders. Hollywood is so degraded this kind of garbage is produced instead of a Marvel style creative inspiration for adults. They have to make a ultra violent bloody film with a kid who murders his parents instead of a positive result like Shazaam. Pathetic slasher horror intead of an inspiring film.

    • Psychos Advocate
      Psychos Advocate 21 day ago

      Where was his motive to hurt/kill unclear to you? When his spaceship mindcontrollled him? When his parents lied to him? When his dad accused and abused him? When his spaceship explained his purpose? When his crush humiliated him? When his therapist and her partner planned to report him? When both his parents tried to kill him?

  • Christine Veronica Miles Hedin

    Lawd! The movie had great death was a good movie

  • DarkEmperor
    DarkEmperor 22 days ago

    I want to see him fight Superman and slowly get stronger with each punch like Saiyans.

  • oxy 75
    oxy 75 22 days ago

    That wolverine shirt is sweet

  • Imran Ali
    Imran Ali 22 days ago


  • tbirum
    tbirum 22 days ago +2

    Chris I know you will never read this, BUT
    1. the movie was billed as "Evil Superman" so you can not really hide the fact that the kid is an alien (EVERYONE KNOWS THE ORIGINS OF SUPERMAN)
    2. His motivation for being evil, I thought they hinted at it pretty clearly The ship was communicating with the kid once he began going through puberty (As i am sure you know, when kids go through puberty there is a LOT going on in the brain and the body, so the ship he arrived in was likely either set up on a timer (12 years) OR once the kid started going through puberty the ship was able to sense the change in him and the ship "Woke Up" and began communicating this kids purpose/mission "TAKE OVER THE PLANET" In Superman we know why he was sent away from Krypton, and why he was sent to Earth. But in Brightburn we do not know who sent him or why, Possibly the race that Brandon is a part of chooses to send out "Planet Conquerors" and once the planet has been conquered Brandon will in some way send out some kind of signal to his people letting them know that Earth is now part of their Empire?
    3. By going to the "Brigthburn Wiki" page it says that James Gunn was saying that if the movie was a success (which financially it was a mild success) that there would be a sequel and some of what the sequel would contain is what we were shown in the mid credit scene, about some half man half sea creature and some kind of "Witch" BUT James Gunn then had to postpone that because he was re-hired to wright GOTG 3 and a sequel to Suicide Squad 2. So possibly in the next couple of years we could see a sequel to this movie that will expand on the mythos and motivations of Brandon. personally I would have given this an 8.5 out of 10 or a B+ but a B is still a good score.

    • Psychos Advocate
      Psychos Advocate 21 day ago +1

      @tbirum That ending with the evil justice league XD Since the DC universe is finished they should do that next!

    • tbirum
      tbirum 21 day ago +2

      Stuckmnn gave it a B which I am fine with, I would have given it a B+ but, yeah I watched that movie last night, and I found it to be MUCH better then what the general critics have been giving it, on IMDB it has a rating of 6.2 ,,,,,, 6.2!!! I do not understand all of the hate. I REALLY hope they make a sequel I would LOVE to venture deeper into a world filled with PYSCHO Super Humans, if you watch the mid credit scene again, there is a image where the "Conspiracy Guy" has images of the "Monsters" and you can see what is clearly a Evil Version of Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman (Brandon), The Flash, Martian Manhunter, and a Big ? implying that there might be another Creature/Superhuman. I would be more excited to this this then the next DC movie

    • Psychos Advocate
      Psychos Advocate 21 day ago +1

      brendans motives were very clear. Im having a problem with critics eg YMS RLM Stuckman and Jeremy not taking criticism seriously and misrepresenting movies cause they lack understanding, im so glad i ignored the reviews and saw it. The positives highly outweigh the negatives it was such a fascinating surprising and satisfying movie! 7.5/10

  • maxxfatal
    maxxfatal 22 days ago

    The mother's death was the MOST satisfying one

    • maxxfatal
      maxxfatal 21 day ago +1

      @Psychos Advocate I agree

    • Psychos Advocate
      Psychos Advocate 21 day ago

      ​@maxxfatal And him just dropping her was unsettling enough, if he went vicious at her then that ending wouldnt feel that satisfying

    • maxxfatal
      maxxfatal 21 day ago +1

      @Psychos Advocate Yeah I did too. That's how you properly subvert expectations!

    • Psychos Advocate
      Psychos Advocate 21 day ago

      it was the most surprising death for me, i actually thought she was gonna stab him