My Weekly Recommendation (#15) – Brightburn
Welcome to another DustyPosts weekly Recommendation! My recommendation for this week is the movie Brightburn. It is a horror/sci-fi that is essentially based on Superman, but what it would have been like if became a villain and used his powers to “take the world.” While it didn’t really feel like a horror movie, it was still very solid in my opinion. It could have used a little more plot (or maybe even just 10-15 more minutes of movie) to really get things going, but It starts getting really good right at the end. And even though it felt more like a thriller than a horror, there were still some horror elements to the movie that were done quite well. There is one scene about halfway through the movie that almost made me lose my dinner. Brandon (evil Superman if you will) chases after his uncle who is attempting to escape in his truck. I don’t want to give too much detail here, but it is quite the injury his uncle sustains. Overall, I would rate this movie a 7/10. It had loads of room for improvement, and I could easily see the producers adding in more of a horror element into a second or third movie. I mean, this was an origin story after all so it makes sense why there was more detail/dialogue than fighting/death. Even if you don’t like superhero movies, I would still suggest watching this unique adaptation of the Superman story.
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