I’ve been curious about the “Brightburn” movie ever since they’ve been talking about it. I remember Hollywood saying they were going to do a horror film version of Superman, a much darker Superman that is and now that the film is here, I had to go and check it out myself. To my surprise I thought it was really good. The film is getting mixed reviews everywhere. Film is getting trashed by critics and some movie fans are trashing it too but you don’t wanna listen to them, ya know? I don’t care about others opinions when it comes to movie. I speak for myself when it comes to watching movies. If I love it then I love it… if I don’t like it then I’ll be honest and say it.
Well I happened to love the movie “Brightburn”. It was an interesting story. Different and completely original. It gets tiresome seeing good guy superhero characters being the lead… well now it’s finally time for a super villain to take the lead. This is a new origin story that tells the story of a super villain… a total re-imagining of Superman. Brightburn has similar powers as Superman does and he was from a different planet like Superman. “Brightburn” movie was taking place on a farmhouse kind of like what “Superman: The Movie” was in the beginning of the movie. Both “Brightburn” and “Superman” had similar plots but slightly different.
The movie was only an hour and a half long but still very good. I thought it was well-made and well-directed too. I also believe this movie is gonna be a series ’cause this movie was just an introduction and it’s leading to something. In the sequel, I believe Brandon/Brightburn character will be a full grown adult in the next one and the next one won’t be taking place on a farm either. I think the next one could be taken place in a town or a big city where Brightburn can go and destroy things. It’s going to be interesting to see how the Brightburn character is going to develop from here. I think in the sequel, Brightburn will have a better looking costume too. It’s so refreshing to see a movie where a super villain takes the leading role and there’s no other superheros to fight him. Hope they keep it this way for the sequels.
Also, people are acting like they’ve never seen Superman evil before… just a reminder, Superman was evil very briefly in “Superman III” w/ Christopher Reeve (remember the Superman vs. Clark Kent junkyard fight scene???) and Superman turned evil a little bit during “B vs. S: Dawn of Justice”.
Anyway, back to “Brightburn” you should definitely go check it out. I’m not sure if this film was adapted from comics or graphic novels, probably not but I felt like reading a graphic novel when I was watching this film if that makes sense. This film felt kind of graphic novel-like. I’m definitely buying the BluRay when it comes out. I thought the kid who played Brandon/Brightburn did a good job and I hope the same actor plays the character in the sequels.