BY: GABY MORENO
Review By: Gaby Moreno
Release date: May 24, 2019
Main Cast: Jackson A. Dunn, Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and more
Brief synopsis from online:
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing the movie “Brightburn”. The premise of the movie is about a kid (alien) lands on Earth, on a farm to be exact. The farm belongs to a couple who can’t have kids. They adopt him as their own little do they know what their son will grow up to be! He has superpowers that are dormant, but on his 12th birthday things change. At night the spacecraft that he came in, located in the barn hidden by his adoptive parents activates his powers. The craft speaks to him in his alien language and reminds him why he came to Earth and that is to destroy it!
Pretty much this movie is an alternate universe or the alternative scenario if Superman used his powers for evil. We always assume if one had superpowers they would use it for good, but that is not always the case! As the great Stan Lee once said, “With great power comes great responsibility!” The super villain in this film is a 12 year old boy named Brandon Breyer who uses his superpowers for his sadistic pleasures. The movie is a mix of superhero and horror genre. Which I enjoyed loved that they blended two different genres!
The death scenes were very well done with the effects they used. It was mostly CGI from what I could tell. It would have been dope to see practical effects. With that said that did not hurt the movie. I thought the death scenes were filmed well and I enjoyed the gore and visceral carnage. Especially the scene where Brandon kills his Uncle and his jaw is detached! Pure gore with every death, as a horror fan I loved it!
I read another review where they called it The Omen with the super villain element. I agree, definitely got The Omen vibes. Brandon’s character had the creepy gaze like Damien and he had no remorse what so ever for any of the killings. I believe if Brandon had not been an alien from outer space he would have been a child with serial killer tendencies. That is the most terrifying mix a child who has the need to kill and add superpowers, that is an unstoppable killing machine! I enjoyed the ending it was different. It left room for future sequels and a larger universe that I am willing to explore! It might be too early to say this, but this movie is hands down my favorite horror movie so far this year!
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!