Directed by David Yarovesky and written by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, this supernatural horror film centers on the premise of Superman using his abilities for evil. After an alien boy, Brandon Breyer (Jackson A. Dunn) arrives on Earth, a kind and attentive couple Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle (David Denman) adopt him and raise him in a rural farming area. Brandon begins to display some talents and gifts in his childhood, but once he is bullied at school he begins to uses his powers to exact revenge. Can he return to the good child he once was or is he now on an irreversible path?~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
I watched this film the evening I purchased it. It is directed by the same director that did the 1st Guardians of the Galaxy film. But this film is on a completely different level.
Definitely not for the squeamish. I was on the edge of my seat through out the entire movie. Without giving anything away, I hope they do a sequel for this film. It was that good! I gave it 5 stars...
I had high expectations and was not disappointed. It is one of those movies that you like even better when you think about it after. Crisp and clean blu ray with cool extra features. The after the credits could set up a whole universe. Bought a ton of movies for Black Friday.
Brightburn is a 2019 American Horror Superhero film directed by David Yarovesky and produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, Slither). I won't talk a whole lot about the movie's plot but it is basically a more scary evil version of Man of Steel, but for what it is it's still a very fun flick. I really hope David Yarovesky will continue the Brightburn storyline with a sequel down the road. May not be for everyone but those who are huge fans of the Superhero genre, as well as the Horror genre, and just overall gory movies will definitely enjoy this movie. 8/10
PQ: Picture quality on this 4K disc is great as usual of Sony Pictures. Black levels are solid throughout, the sharpness & detail is there, and the colors truly pop. The HDR10 aspect really makes this movie shine. This is a very vibrant & crispy clean picture quality throughout.
AQ: Audio on this 4K disc is presented in Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 for those who aren't interested in height speakers) and that track is just as awesome as the picture quality. Bass effects are deep & impactful without being too boomy, dialogue is always loud & clear enough to hear, the surround activity is great, and when appropriate the height activity is so good it'll make you turn your head almost everytime like "Where's this sound coming from!?". This Atmos track is a great listen.
Extras: The only extra on this 4K disc is a commentary audio track, all the rest of them are on the 1080p Blu-ray disc. Not much more to say about this.
Final verdict: Brightburn is a all-around fun flick and it's kind of a shame this didn't make as much money as the other films released around the same period as this film. Highly recommended.
This movie was an interesting example of superhero (or supervillain) horror. As a horror movie, it isn't afraid to show gore, which makes the story more effective. One scene in particular is shown from the perspective of a victim and really gives a sense of foreboding. The HDR was nice but not really stand-out. The audio was very good though. I liked this movie for its uniqueness and hope this isn't the only entry.
I went into this film knowing it was essentially a story about what would happen if Superman were evil? What I didn't expect was the gore. So, be prepared. It didn't bother me, just know what to expect. The story overall was good and the movie was done well. It's probably just a one-time watch for me. I would recommend it though.
This movie is a perfect mix of action and sound! The story line is also very cool. I prefer super heroes, but hey, not everyone can be a good character.
I love to blast 4K movies on my home theater system. This movie will blow you away with the sound effects. It is worth the purchase for this reason alone.
I felt I was on the same journey with the main character as he learns about his powers and he begins to use them as he pleases, regardless of the people he may hurt.
There is no stopping him.
Personally I loved this movie. I wouldn't say it's my favorite of all time or anything like that, but it's an interesting twist on the "Superman" story without actually being a Superman movie. This movie didn't get the love it deserved. I doubt it will happen, but I hope they make a sequel. It was definitely left open for one.