Brightburn, 2019 – ★★

Imagine the Superman origin story only Clark Kent grows up to be a sadistic killer. Sound interesting? It’s not.

The biggest problem I saw with this film is the casting. From the mother/father to the kids on the playground, The acting awful. One example is when the dad calls the mom (Elizabeth Banks) “Babe” it made my skin crawl. Brightburn’s uncle and aunt are equally flat. The uncle who dies witha shocking injury is from Breaking Bad. The theater I saw it in was empty. I know why.

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Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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