Brightburn - Movie Review

Chris Stuckmann reviews Brightburn, starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner. Directed by David Yarovesky.



  • I totally agree with you on the reveal at the start, however they would have had to have given that away in the marketing anyway given the whole premise is evil superman

    Tilly JacksonTilly Jackson52 dakika önce
  • It's a good villain origin.

    FunkMonkFunkMonkSaatler önce
  • I couldn't even finish it. The story was terrible. Great idea, didn't like the execution. Acting was great, visuals were great, the story was so dull and frustrating. I'm amazed I got through an hour before I got up and left the theater.

    Alex VallejoAlex Vallejo11 saatler önce
  • What made this movie bad to me is that he was just bad for the sake of being his mission was to take over the world but like...for what PURPOSE....WHY y,know there was no reason that explained that, it kinda reminded me of Dragon ball Z how Goku was sent to Earth to rule it but he hit his head and forgot his mission. But atleast in the show it explains why Saiyans took over worlds but in this movie, the kid was just an evil superman thats it....:/ like a what if Superman was actually an evil kid with powers that wannted to take over the world...thats it -_- very disappointing there wasnt more to it then just that. An the rest of his kind were they gonna go to Earth to see or help him take over the world or what kind of race of aliens were they etc. just sooo many unanswered questions and he was just a kid with powers who was evil who wanted to take over the world for NO REASON and if there was a reason for it, we sure dont get NO explanation why. but oh well it was cool seeing him act like an evil Superman tho with the kills other then that movie didnt really care for it.

    TheKira708TheKira70815 saatler önce
  • The father is grossly overweight and were supposed to believe he’s doing all that running around without being out of breath??? Lol please. I believed the superpowers more than that very OBESE man running around

    Sharonda Leaky JacksonSharonda Leaky Jackson2 gün önce
  • I watched the movie yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I absolutely agree with you, I felt the movie kind of rushed up and I was really expecting some thing more deep but overall the movie was great. I also expected a short background were Brandon (The boy) came from, but I think this is a good thing that they made his original background a mystery. For example I think Brandon come from another diminution (Earth 3) and when he is become a man he probably be Ultra man from DC comic Crime syndicate (That is my thought). Anyway, excellent review as always Chris good job mate.

    Saifaleslam AldhahrySaifaleslam Aldhahry3 gün önce
  • If superman was a god to people...then brightburn must be the anti christ.....

    boy Whiteboy White5 gün önce
  • Well the never really reference that he was a alien besides of the superman origing story..

    boy Whiteboy White5 gün önce
  • I found this movie wasn't that good, not worth watching.

    MajorShotMajorShot5 gün önce
  • His shirt is legendary. I need it.

    Isaac RiveraIsaac Rivera6 gün önce
  • This movie was BORING all the way thru. It had a good idea that was not thought out. This film makes Dark Phoenix looks Oscar worthy.

    Michael KuhlenbergMichael Kuhlenberg6 gün önce
  • Chris Stuckmann Do you honestly think that not including the crash landing scene would have not given the mystery of where this kid comes from? Are you not aware of trailers?

    TruFantom21TruFantom216 gün önce
  • While I appreciate Chris's opinion that there should have been more of a struggle within Brandon, I saw him being "commanded" by the ship to "take the world" as a twist on the whole "Clark activates the Jor-El hologram & it tells him he can/has to be a hero" trope from both Superman (1978) & Man of Steel, so I'm okay with how it happened. That said, I think that's a very minor problem that the Superman movies & this exude: why can't it be the character's own choice to do good or evil? Are they fated to do either?

    Nick YoungNick Young7 gün önce
  • This movie is objectively terrible. Stop acting like it’s decent. Fuck. I want my money back plus compensation for the gas I spent getting to the theater

    brett norrisbrett norris7 gün önce
  • This movie was terrible. Only the idea was good. It's like watching the same scene over and over again; Brendan stands in front of someone, camera pans, Brendan is gone! Cue Brendan flying in again with violence. Also there was no story at all. No character development. Why did he want to kill all these people? Where did he come from? I can't take anyone serious that passes this off as anything more than watchable.

    yung razzyung razz8 gün önce
  • Like a solid blind rental from the 80's.

    Michael Prescott, Jr.Michael Prescott, Jr.8 gün önce
  • this movie was fucking terrible

    myname istavomyname istavo8 gün önce
  • Yeah but they needed to advertise it as 'evil superman' to get a decent amount of people in the cinema, they really wouldnt have been able to keep the alien part a secret. And also I feel like his motivations were clear enough, he is still just a kid

    YEROCnamrusYEROCnamrus9 gün önce
  • movie was horrible

    Art GiddensArt Giddens9 gün önce
  • I too was rooting for this film. These are the type of indy movies I would pay to see in the theater every week.

    Silly GooseSilly Goose9 gün önce
  • Great review is always Chris!

    kevin ukevin u9 gün önce
  • If it was any slower, it would’ve been Capt. Marvel 😴

    Cap GloCap Glo9 gün önce
  • Great review, but I don't think taking out the intro crash landing scene would've helped the movie much, since every trailer gives you the idea that the movie is about an unusual, other-worldly kid who becomes evil. I think it would only work for someone going into the movie completely blind knowing nothing about it other than the title.

    Brutal JustinBrutal Justin9 gün önce
  • This movie was a waste of time

    Candice GCandice G9 gün önce
  • I thought it was pretty cool movie. As you said it lacked some character development. He went from nice boy to prince of darkness in 0.2 seconds. I heard so much about it being like evil Superman, but the only things that were like Superman was the adoption and the farm. Other than that it was pretty much a purely evil alien who happens to have superman like powers.

    Lia FlexxLia Flexx9 gün önce
  • Great movie

    Wes FieldsWes Fields10 gün önce
  • It was a terrible movie. The acting was wooden. The father was miscast and it seemed as though they rushed through the story to get to the killing. You're welcome.

    jmac46951jmac4695110 gün önce
  • 4:40 yes

    Pen WednesdayPen Wednesday10 gün önce
  • This movie sucked a giant gorilla dick. There was zero character development. There was no connections to the relationships between the characters. Extremely predictable. It felt rushed as f***. Horrible! I honestly don't see how this guy sees this movie as a good movie. It really boggles the mind. 😳

    PreferAndroidPreferAndroid10 gün önce
    • Chris is one of the absolute worst movie reviewers.

      TieFighter34TieFighter342 gün önce
  • Please dont say superhero, there is nothing heroic about anything Brandon does. He is not a hero. He is a serial killer with superpowers, nothing more.

    Manny JohnsonManny Johnson10 gün önce
  • So it's goku without head injury

    Who's Next • 9 years agoWho's Next • 9 years ago10 gün önce
    • Good One

      Haters Have OpinionHaters Have Opinion8 gün önce
  • If you want to see a good movie then skip this one.

    David HuffDavid Huff10 gün önce
  • Great review😎Love your channel🤗 I love the superman dark twist to it 🤣

    Nikki Movie ReviewsNikki Movie Reviews10 gün önce
  • A movie that is similar to the super man story that is over looked / forgotten is 'Powder'...

    Nick NNick N11 gün önce
  • great review, great points. i think a solid A , for sure, maybe A+

    Alex RademacherAlex Rademacher11 gün önce
  • A tough judge. I like that.

    tinwoodstinwoods11 gün önce
  • Guess they would have had to withhold a lot more from the trailers if they wanted to do a late second act reveal. It was evident from the first trailers that came out that this was a twist on Kal-El's origin story from the Superman saga. Still one of the movies im most looking forward to this year

    JarskyJarsky11 gün önce
  • Very interesting insight, Chris! The idea of a twist could have really made this story a bit more compelling and really could have built up the motivation and explanation side of it too.

    Mainely MoviesMainely Movies11 gün önce
  • Have you seen Clerks for $28,000?

    deathrider7deathrider711 gün önce
  • Here's a trigger. What if the Russians sent that kid instead of it being an actual alien. Could be a twist coming up for the sequel.

    92680BOYD92680BOYD11 gün önce
  • I think he's just a straight psychopath, just the shit he does or saids has traits of a psychopath, not even the killing forget about that, just how he reacts and acts and how he's very anti social as well, a lot of traits of a psychopath, to me personally super power or not I think he would have ended up evil

    Out of Spite ProductionOut of Spite Production12 gün önce
  • "There are times in the movie where he expresses that he wants to be good" You mean the ONE time at the end of the movie after he killed everyone? Just before he kills his mom?

    MrKalashnik0vaMrKalashnik0va12 gün önce
  • I rewatched the movie and still can't figure it out the kid's motivations. It's so rushed.

    Freak ReviewsFreak Reviews12 gün önce
  • "Chronicle meets Superman" it's good, but I'd rather pitch the de idea as "We need to talk about Kal-El"

    IvyHiltsIvyHilts12 gün önce
  • You liked it more than I did. It seemed more like an 85 minute teaser for a potential Brightburn 2.

    David SemickDavid Semick12 gün önce
  • Easily my fave horror movie

    TFEXYTFEXY12 gün önce
  • Not sure if I’m reaching here, but I also kind of noticed a really nice touch of colour symbolism. Many times in the movie you’ll see the family around blue clothing and other items, while the kid’s aesthetic is all red. Every time he goes crazy there’s a touch of red, but whenever his parent’s bring him back down, there’s always blue in the shot.

    Juicy NarwalJuicy Narwal12 gün önce
  • Excellent review

    K26SMOOTHK26SMOOTH12 gün önce
  • I could feel the "oh shit'' moment in the scene that you showed where the kid gets pushed around and bullied. I think it's just a bad idea to bully people. It never seems to turn out well.

    Garrett KGarrett K12 gün önce
  • It's funny.. I just saw this movie and it did NOT have that opening scene with the crash. We see the parents fooling around in the bed, they get interrupted by a sound that goes silent, and then goes out with a big bang. Then it cuts to footage of the boy as a baby, growing up. That's it. The crash scenes comes later in the film, so I'm kinda sad that Chris Stuckmann didn't see this version that I did :) Anywho, I loved the movie with its flaws.

    Søren Vigand KrygerSøren Vigand Kryger13 gün önce
  • off topic but I need that shirt lol

    sadder dazesadder daze13 gün önce
  • Good film, but need more character development to show his motivation. Also it seems everyone kept making really dumb mistakes typical of horror films. Since they let you in on the alternate Superman-verse right at the star, it would have been cool to see some other character origins like "Lex Luthor" turning out to be the good kid scientist that has suspicions about Bryan, setting up for the sequel.

    Mlogan11Mlogan1113 gün önce
  • Here's the thing: I thought the film was solid. Great acting, good premise, good writing, and one helluva third act. The ending was good. I liked the direction. I thought it was good. But when 'Bad Guy' by Billie Eilish came on and they played it over clips of him leveling cities and killing thousands.... i just couldn't take it seriously. Its hard to take in these horrific things while a pop song with an up-tempo beat plays. If they intended for me to take it seriously... no. just no. kinda took me out of it because it was so HARD R and gory details that its jarring to hear an up-tempo pop song come up. its just odd. to prove my point, watch the movie (its worth watching), listen to the song in the finale, then look up the music video. Tell me that the tone matches

    Jedi Master ULTRA-NERDJedi Master ULTRA-NERD13 gün önce
  • So, it’s an alternate universe of superman. Lex Luthor, joker, deathstroke, etc are good

    That1lameguyThat1lameguy13 gün önce
  • Labyrinth t shirt!!!

    ZH36 -ZH36 -13 gün önce

    Seanjohn0101Seanjohn010113 gün önce
  • I loved this movie this is the real superman it deserves a sequel for such flip

    Triste d3 Nemesis 13:17-13Triste d3 Nemesis 13:17-1313 gün önce
  • You have to remember that they probably got that time to do the movie so it had to be rushed

    Romane ForbesRomane Forbes13 gün önce
  • Batman : im not gonna save this bitches mother

    Nihaal SandimNihaal Sandim13 gün önce
  • Interesting, thanks for the info.

    utubeproductreviewsutubeproductreviews13 gün önce
  • I think the opening scene was fine given the fact everyone in the audience already knew that this was an evil superman movie. Wouldn't had made sense to keep it a secret.

    Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams14 gün önce
  • omg, I want your shirt so bad!

    JadedTheatreJadedTheatre14 gün önce
  • When does a movie about a childless couple become a horror movie? When it becomes apparent.

    Bill StoneBill Stone14 gün önce
  • I was disappointed. It wasn't an awesome movie. It was just an okay movie. The only unlikable character he killed was his mother. In my opinion, this movie would have been a lot better if they focused more on his school life, him being bullied and if they went with the angle of him getting revenge for that bullying. Kind of like if a school shooter had super powers, what would happen.

    Jason StewartJason Stewart14 gün önce
  • If the Gunn brothers decide to do a crossover film with Super (which was teased at the very end), I’d be there opening night!

    Not A DoctorNot A Doctor14 gün önce
    • I think they should, have an evil justice league. Then have them fight a good suicide squad, a good joker, a good lex luthor, good penguin, etc.

      BRYCEBRYCE12 gün önce
  • I would of gave brightburn an a

    James simpkinsJames simpkins14 gün önce
  • Evil superman

    Alexander LeslieAlexander Leslie14 gün önce
  • this movie was fucking garbage like 5/10

    After MathAfter Math14 gün önce
  • Wow. I now want to see this film.

    Rob VespaRob Vespa14 gün önce
  • I like the approach where the mother was in denial rather than oblivious to the connection between her 'son' and the horrible things that have happened since he started going through "puberty". It is a realistic approach that actually makes me fascinated with what was going on in the film rather than roll my eyes.

    Dark GlassDark Glass14 gün önce
  • It was all jumpscares from beginning to end. Why. Why are the reviews so good.

    John CherryJohn Cherry14 gün önce
    • I'm bob ross I'm a master of horror

      John CherryJohn Cherry14 gün önce
  • He didn't want to be good. I thought the classroom scene where he explained the difference between bees and wasps basically suggested he's a predator whos only purpose is to hunt and kill like a wasp.

    Lmarie.Lmarie.14 gün önce
  • That shirt is dope

    Sean CoomesSean Coomes14 gün önce
  • Well. about the spaceship scene....since it was already established from the really didn't make sense try to hide it like a 'plot secret' ...the trailer must show something after-all.

    Veemon digimonVeemon digimon14 gün önce
  • I actually got to the theater a couple of minutes late and missed the opening scene of him crashing and yeah you were right. It did kinda make the movie better for me lol

    MetalArmsMetalArms14 gün önce
  • I don't understand what the movie gains from "hiding the surprise / playing with our expectations" If you seen the trailer or know anything about the movie there is no surprise. The fact they lean into that in my opinion is great because the movie does not pull punches in what it is showing. Other than that I agree with everything you said

    krzykoopakrzykoopa14 gün önce
  • Wishing it was a tie in to the unbreakable universe!

    BrandonBrandon14 gün önce
  • What a surprise. Leftist degenerate turns the story of Superman into a demented fantasy. Who would have guessed?

    michael mcpeekmichael mcpeek14 gün önce
  • Is Chronicle meets Superman it's evil Superman give me Monies😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Zha GZha G14 gün önce
  • I like your idea of them withholding the fact that he's an alien til the middle of the movie. It would have been a better reveal, yet somewhat still predictable. My takeaway from the movie however is that you can love someone with everything in you & sacrifice your last for them but they are still gonna be what they're gonna be, whether that's a murderer, an alcoholic, a thief, gay (not that that's a bad thing) --- you can't change what it is in someone to be. And it raises the question:. "If you find out someone is truly irredeemable --- can you stop loving them? Or maybe, "Should you feel guilty if you stop loving them"? Cuz I think Elizabeth's character really loved him even til the end. But the father --- I think he loved who he THOUGHT his son was til the end, but not who his son truly revealed himself to be, & that's why his & Elizabeth's character bumped heads & were stuck @ a crossroads. I knew what he was gonna do at the end because the mother didn't have the strength to get past her emotions & think practically. It's the same reason why it's hard for people to get over an "ex." You're holding on to the memory of the ideal version of them in your head--- your fairytale version of them. But when you are able to ACCEPT who the TRULY ARE, then you're able to release them & I think the scene near the end with the father & the boy in the woods ( don't want to spoil it) was when the father let the lil' boy he raised die & saw him for who he was at the point, & that's how he was able to do what he did. Or attempted to anyway. Just my 25cents.

    booginasbooginas14 gün önce
  • Everyone knows hes an alien its a superman ish plot

    Haz3 SpearsHaz3 Spears14 gün önce
  • "I feel your review could have been better if you would have gave it a double B for Brandon Bryer" lol jk. I really felt exactly the same about this movie. Was great but missed the mark on a couple things.

    Zach SheetsZach Sheets14 gün önce
  • If he is part of an invasive species then his concept of being good is different from that of humans.

    5yogurt5yogurt14 gün önce
  • Elizabeth Banks is so underated.

    Call me KENNETH!Call me KENNETH!14 gün önce
  • Cool huh!

    Sainiranjan LingayatSainiranjan Lingayat15 gün önce
  • Agreed, I think the run time needed an extra 30 minutes. I think the whole “is it a puberty thing or something else” could have been fleshed out more which also means you’re right the opening crash scene would have had to be moved, most likely to the beginning of the dream sequence. So it’s not an entirely faultless film, but I thought it was really entertaining and fun to watch, I liked it a lot 👍🏻

    3 KIDS3 KIDS15 gün önce
  • I think they did they alien bit so everyone would compare this to Superman

    Jan VenterJan Venter15 gün önce
  • So brightburn is the oposite if superman what if superman is alive again and fought him power by power hand by hand superman vs the demon of space.

    ANIME FANANIME FAN15 gün önce
  • Hollywood announced it's permanent vacation from originality when they tried to remake Point Break.

    Duke SilverDuke Silver15 gün önce
  • The problem with having a setup for a reveal in a film like this is that a lot of people are going in with the premise that the boy is Superman basically, so the surprise would be dumb

    pingus42pingus4215 gün önce
  • So superman gone bad

    skeletonskeleton15 gün önce
  • damn I haven’t seen it yet but you mentioning that they should’ve kept him being an alien a secret until further into the movie made me so angry cuz it’s such a good idea and I wish the writers did that

    Hannah PerezHannah Perez15 gün önce
  • sorry imo this was trash asf

    Jamal CrawfordJamal Crawford15 gün önce
  • Excellent review, thank you.

    Frauke SchmidtFrauke Schmidt15 gün önce
  • I liked this film. It sort of struck me as the origin story for Hyperion. I would love to see this incorporated into the MCU, but I know that’s not gonna happen.

    David DeCelleDavid DeCelle16 gün önce
  • What absolutely annoys me is the amount of people who think this movie has any ties to DC Comics.

    Ms. PerfectionMs. Perfection16 gün önce
  • He explains his motive through the wasp and bees thing in the science class

    Peter BorriePeter Borrie16 gün önce
    • True, every class scene ties into the movies plot.

      maximumrisk2004maximumrisk200414 gün önce
  • My friend gwen acts in brightburn...

    Nhan DoNhan Do16 gün önce
  • This movie had so much white stereotypes 😂😂😂😂😂

    Agent CL. 47Agent CL. 4716 gün önce
  • More Gunns than an NRA meeting

    mobaby1979mobaby197916 gün önce
Brightburn - Movie Review