Brightburn - Movie Review

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



  • I don't know why this movie got so many bad reviews. I thought it was good.

    Jameel JaJameel JaSaatler önce
  • In the first 30 mins, i felt the plot was rushed. I got slightly annoyed by that. But midway through the movie i got engaged in it. In the end it was good. I don't see a Brightburn 2 happening, coz what is it going to be about?

    dennis gichodennis gicho13 saatler önce
  • Just get rid off the ship and don't bury it under your feet .

    Ragnar-USARagnar-USAGün önce
  • The evil super villain in the movie is the equivalent of DC Ultraman, who is an alternate universe evil clone of Superman. In Brightburn evil superman is a 12 year old kid who kills his victims horror film style using all the powers that superman has. It was pretty good.

    K ELK EL2 gün önce
    • @K EL I think Chris has lost his critic touch. He used to be a real critic. Man, I have issues with this film and some were things Chris praised... you'd think he's never even watched a good film before 🤦‍♂️

      BrandoBrando21 saatler önce
  • hes obviously the kid from Metal Gear: phantom pain

    Spencer DeanSpencer Dean2 gün önce
  • The way it ended makes me wonder if there'll be more.

    cliffedwardcliffedward3 gün önce
  • There was no way they could have kept it quiet that he was an alien

    DunstonDunston4 gün önce
  • Brightburn and Midnight Special should have been one movie.

    roguepilot14roguepilot144 gün önce
  • Honestly I thought the mom was kinda dumb, she let him get away with many serious implications, not to mention her just disregarding the fact that he flung the dad right in front of her. so I did not relate to her struggle.

    VictoriaWasHere :)VictoriaWasHere :)4 gün önce
  • I got tired cause the movie had 2300 scenes were a character sees Brandon, then the camera slowly moves, then goes back but OMG BRANDON ISNT THERE ANYMORE. It was ok the first 1000 times, but later on I was like yeah ok turn the camera back to see that he is gone so we can move already.

    RageQuitProductionsRageQuitProductions5 gün önce
  • Do a clockwork orange next

    s Rings Ring6 gün önce
  • SPOILER: Overall I thought the movie was really good, although there were a couple of scenes where people hear noises in the dark and mutter lines like, "who's there?" or "Is that you, _____?" that were really cliche and overused in horror films. What I liked the most is that the movie didn't have the typical Hollywood ending, where the protagonist (Elizabeth Banks) kills the evil force (although it's set up to look like she might). That last scene with her falling through the night sky was really powerful, and I agree with Chris that this movie looked like it was made with a MUCH bigger budget than the $7 million he mentions.

    Backwoods FilmsBackwoods Films6 gün önce
  • Oh my shit. Condemn it already coward. You know you didn’t like it.

    HedwigHedwig6 gün önce
  • If you liked this shit of a movie it is my duty to hunt you down and murder you.

    HedwigHedwig6 gün önce
  • When homeboys jaw was hanging off his head....i officially liked this film...says alot about me as a person I guess lol

    Bill DelFeraBill DelFera7 gün önce
  • I liked this movie mm ore than I thought I would. it had holes in the character development and a few other issues but really nailed what it did follow up on.

    Zachary ClementsZachary Clements7 gün önce
  • This movie was disappointing for how hyped up it was, just seemed like a very lazy plot that relied entirely on it's graphic killings...also Elizabeth Banks' performance was so generic and laughable at times, probably due to lazy writing..I'd give it a C+

    derek lderek l8 gün önce
  • Let this review play in the background. For the first 30’s I thought he was reading SuperMan origin story.

    Marquis BerryMarquis Berry8 gün önce
  • I got really excited cause I thought you'd find out it was a meteor shower, then at the end there's more than one super boy. I didn't want a man of steel punch on but a much faster vicious kid punch on haha

    RobRIPDGRobRIPDG8 gün önce
  • Am I the only person who found this movie really fuckin boring

    the x is xilentthe x is xilent9 gün önce
  • I liked this movie a little bit more than It 2.

    DeucesDeuces9 gün önce
  • This movie was the shit hands down scary seems to not have lost its touch well depends on who's doing its work.....hahahahahah facts

    uncharted7again black kinguncharted7again black king9 gün önce
  • This film was really really good... 😀👍.. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥...

    Bradley EmmersonBradley Emmerson10 gün önce
  • One of my favorite of the year in my opinion Brightburn gets an A-

    Damenicion ScottDamenicion Scott10 gün önce
  • This movie deserved better. It should have had better script, character development, a good plot but it has none

    Mert BinceMert Bince10 gün önce
  • The Brightburn symbol literally ripped or inspired by the "branding of Sacrifice" in "Berserk"!

    KevinKevin10 gün önce
  • There were only like 20 credited roles in the movie. Tight knit.

    Cole VickCole Vick10 gün önce
  • *inspiring man of steel theme plays Superman kills a bunch of innocent people *theme stops

    ThisIsItThisIsIt10 gün önce
  • Gives BB a B. Coincidence? I just shat my pants. Coincidence?

    deadpenguinssdeadpenguinss10 gün önce
  • this movie was absolute ass

    harrisons92harrisons9211 gün önce
  • I Really enjoyed this movie. The part with the jaw coming off i will never forget, makes you think about it long after you have watched it.

    Ian DogIan Dog12 gün önce
  • Evil Super Man 🤣

    Seyyed Hafiz MowlanaSeyyed Hafiz Mowlana13 gün önce
    • Ultraman

      Razh 80Razh 8012 gün önce
  • This movie could've been awesome. But the kid came off as a spoiled brat and the parents were morons

    AD3adly Assass1nAD3adly Assass1n13 gün önce
  • This movie has a genius premise stuck in a generic horror movie structure. The idea is so cool and fresh, it's a pity it lacks the creative ambition to develop it.

    Keoma FernandesKeoma Fernandes13 gün önce
  • This movie is good one of my favorite horror films of the year also Ma and Us which has problems with ending

    marco avilamarco avila13 gün önce
  • I can’t wait to see your name as a director. Make a horror movie!!

    Nathan BaileyNathan Bailey14 gün önce
  • BRIGHTBURN is one of the WORST movies i have ever seen i'm amazed this was in theaters just total trash

    john doigjohn doig15 gün önce
    • @Dexter M. i'd like too know who said it was a take on superman ??? so in that sense i feel you went for the wrong reason if you are trying to compare it to superman

      john doigjohn doig12 gün önce
    • You went for the wrong reason. I didnt watch it cause it was a horror movie...but because it was a take on if superman type hero was not good but bad. Was it but far from worst movie I've seen.

      Dexter M.Dexter M.12 gün önce
    • @SRM13 I went to the theater looking for some unusual concept from this 'horror' film. Too bad everything is just dumb and bland. THERE IS NO HORROR, JUST JUMP SCARES. THAT'S THE CHEAPEST KIND OF A HORROR MOVIE .plus the acting was sub par and the mother became obnoxious and the little boys acting well was pathetic .

      john doigjohn doig12 gün önce
    • john doig Cade to explain your garbage opinion?

      SRM13SRM1312 gün önce
  • I just have a question for this movie Where’s lex luthor or doomsday when you need them ?

    Spider- ManSpider- Man15 gün önce
    • In a deleted scene Catalyn (the girl he had a crush on) joined Brendan and she had a older brother who was a Lex Luthor type

      Razh 80Razh 8012 gün önce
  • The gave away his secret in the previews so it was a mute point.

    chesschamp1000chesschamp100015 gün önce
  • My wife knew I'm a Superman fan. So she rented this on redbox. Shocking; it's as though General Zod was sent to Earth as an infant instead of Kal-El.

    Jim WilburnJim Wilburn15 gün önce
    • Or Ultraman

      Razh 80Razh 8012 gün önce
  • Chris....I'm looking forward to seeing your film. You pay attention to details in every movie, you have a good knowledge of what works and what doesn't work, and I do believe you are going to create, direct and produce a masterpiece one day.

    Angie AngeeAngie Angee15 gün önce
  • *Brightburn comes out* Megamind: am I a joke to u

    Master_ GMaster_ G16 gün önce
  • It's just what if Superman was evil.

    Laughing ManLaughing Man16 gün önce
  • Your review made me consider this movie very differently and provided the possibility of improvements and directions that could have taken the movie to an entirely differently level. This was the only review I saw that had a thoughtful critique not only of the final product, but also possibilities we will never see. It's interesting you compared the base premises with the Superman premises; I considered Brighyburn to the BASE outline of Goku's origin story: kid sent/crashed to earth to destroy it, but this time did not bump is head (and thus forget his objective) so he begins killing all of the humans.

    kakoratekakorate17 gün önce
  • If you like this, you should read Steelheart.

    tek87tek8717 gün önce
  • I didn’t really like this movie, kill scenes were pretty cool but not really logical in some. The mother and father character finding the baby in the woods was well played out, you can tell that the mother really wanted a kid and the father wanted to be a father. It’s just the bright burn character is a kid. I can’t really take a kid from a red meteor from space killing everyone and enslaving everyone to take over the world. The red glow effect was bad in my opinion, it just felt like a red lightbulb instead of some weird fetish seat with blood and gore. It just reminds me of some anger issue kid in school that draws 24/7 or something and hates everyone and thinks of their own fantasy of killing everyone in school. Gore was cool I guess, the jaw scene was ok, I liked when the kid ran on the black cop chief and just obliterated him then banged the cop girl against the ceiling. The ending was a cliff hanger so there’s mostly going to be a second one. I just think how it will all end is that he will rule the world or something then kill him self becuz he doesn’t have love that he’s been needing.

    MedievalBomberMedievalBomber17 gün önce
  • Stuckmann dropping 3 F bombs in this video... all grown up

    BigBoiler508BigBoiler50817 gün önce
  • Gotta see this

    Mike BestMike Best18 gün önce
  • Elizabeth Banks was excellent as Martha.

    hardnewstakenharderhardnewstakenharder18 gün önce
  • I thought the child actor looked like a preteen Toby McGuire...

    David J. ThompsonDavid J. Thompson18 gün önce
  • Actually its not call justice league but its call deception league....

    Super DandaSuper Danda19 gün önce
  • This happen when you mess with legion ring...🤔

    Super DandaSuper Danda19 gün önce
  • This bad excuse for a super hero movie turned out to be a Gorefest with pointless violence and numerous grisly murders. Hollywood is so degraded this kind of garbage is produced instead of a Marvel style creative inspiration for adults. They have to make a ultra violent bloody film with a kid who murders his parents instead of a positive result like Shazaam. Pathetic slasher horror intead of an inspiring film.

    Robert GrossRobert Gross19 gün önce
    • Where was his motive to hurt/kill unclear to you? When his spaceship mindcontrollled him? When his parents lied to him? When his dad accused and abused him? When his spaceship explained his purpose? When his crush humiliated him? When his therapist and her partner planned to report him? When both his parents tried to kill him?

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
  • Lawd! The movie had great death was a good movie

    Christine Veronica Miles HedinChristine Veronica Miles Hedin20 gün önce
  • I want to see him fight Superman and slowly get stronger with each punch like Saiyans.

    DarkEmperorDarkEmperor20 gün önce
  • That wolverine shirt is sweet

    oxy 75oxy 7520 gün önce
  • Goku

    Imran AliImran Ali20 gün önce
  • Chris I know you will never read this, BUT 1. the movie was billed as "Evil Superman" so you can not really hide the fact that the kid is an alien (EVERYONE KNOWS THE ORIGINS OF SUPERMAN) 2. His motivation for being evil, I thought they hinted at it pretty clearly The ship was communicating with the kid once he began going through puberty (As i am sure you know, when kids go through puberty there is a LOT going on in the brain and the body, so the ship he arrived in was likely either set up on a timer (12 years) OR once the kid started going through puberty the ship was able to sense the change in him and the ship "Woke Up" and began communicating this kids purpose/mission "TAKE OVER THE PLANET" In Superman we know why he was sent away from Krypton, and why he was sent to Earth. But in Brightburn we do not know who sent him or why, Possibly the race that Brandon is a part of chooses to send out "Planet Conquerors" and once the planet has been conquered Brandon will in some way send out some kind of signal to his people letting them know that Earth is now part of their Empire? 3. By going to the "Brigthburn Wiki" page it says that James Gunn was saying that if the movie was a success (which financially it was a mild success) that there would be a sequel and some of what the sequel would contain is what we were shown in the mid credit scene, about some half man half sea creature and some kind of "Witch" BUT James Gunn then had to postpone that because he was re-hired to wright GOTG 3 and a sequel to Suicide Squad 2. So possibly in the next couple of years we could see a sequel to this movie that will expand on the mythos and motivations of Brandon. personally I would have given this an 8.5 out of 10 or a B+ but a B is still a good score.

    tbirumtbirum20 gün önce
    • @tbirum That ending with the evil justice league XD Since the DC universe is finished they should do that next!

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
    • Stuckmnn gave it a B which I am fine with, I would have given it a B+ but, yeah I watched that movie last night, and I found it to be MUCH better then what the general critics have been giving it, on IMDB it has a rating of 6.2 ,,,,,, 6.2!!! I do not understand all of the hate. I REALLY hope they make a sequel I would LOVE to venture deeper into a world filled with PYSCHO Super Humans, if you watch the mid credit scene again, there is a image where the "Conspiracy Guy" has images of the "Monsters" and you can see what is clearly a Evil Version of Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman (Brandon), The Flash, Martian Manhunter, and a Big ? implying that there might be another Creature/Superhuman. I would be more excited to this this then the next DC movie

      tbirumtbirum19 gün önce
    • brendans motives were very clear. Im having a problem with critics eg YMS RLM Stuckman and Jeremy not taking criticism seriously and misrepresenting movies cause they lack understanding, im so glad i ignored the reviews and saw it. The positives highly outweigh the negatives it was such a fascinating surprising and satisfying movie! 7.5/10

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
  • The mother's death was the MOST satisfying one

    maxxfatalmaxxfatal20 gün önce
    • @Psychos Advocate I agree

      maxxfatalmaxxfatal19 gün önce
    • ​@maxxfatal And him just dropping her was unsettling enough, if he went vicious at her then that ending wouldnt feel that satisfying

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
    • @Psychos Advocate Yeah I did too. That's how you properly subvert expectations!

      maxxfatalmaxxfatal19 gün önce
    • it was the most surprising death for me, i actually thought she was gonna stab him

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
  • "blah blah blah"

    SulaHopeySulaHopey20 gün önce
  • What if Superman also crash landed in a farm right around the same time was brought up to be a superhero and they made a movie about the ultimate battle between Superman v Brightburn!!

    George ParZivalGeorge ParZival21 gün önce
  • Does anyone know wht movie that is in the background cause I do

    The Predator Dillon You son of a B***hThe Predator Dillon You son of a B***h21 gün önce
  • I watched this movie in 4K HDR and it was beautiful. The camera work of the home and farm were amazing, like a wallpaper.

    LittleMopeHeadLittleMopeHead22 gün önce
  • I'm really surprised how not much happened in the movie. No peak or showdown at all.

    Rock-E OldboyRock-E Oldboy23 gün önce
    • because the movie took itself more seriously and followed the plot like a good movie should do instead of throwing stuff at the screen

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
  • It felt like there could of been more, but overall it was a pretty good movie. I hope they come out with a second one where he rules over the world.

    dg186 edg186 e23 gün önce
  • So everyone one in the comments are talking about the actual movie and No one is gonna talk about the song that ends the movie

    jelly the harpy34jelly the harpy3423 gün önce
  • This movie would've been a bit better if the opening scene cuts to black RIGHT after the earthquake (Without the shot of evil Superman's spaceship crashing on the ground).

    Banana ChildBanana Child23 gün önce
  • I personally would have had the world shit on this kid. I would have had him not have been able to catch a break, and thats what drives him into being more or less a super villain . Great movie though.

    Film PhilosophiesFilm Philosophies23 gün önce
    • if the whole world shit on the kid then the kid would continue fighting back and start fascinating on unleashing hell on earth. The mother was doing the right thing being protective to keep him calm and incontrol

      Psychos AdvocatePsychos Advocate19 gün önce
  • Im glade they did not hid that we was an alien. really there was no need. They wanted you to know it was like a super man origin kind of story. to me it just cut out a lot of the fat.

    Wash_Your_FruitsWash_Your_Fruits23 gün önce
  • This movie manages to do something special. Be equal parts offensive and somehow boring. It starts out with cute babies for several minutes. Already I am offended knowing this is supposed to overlap with a horror movie. Whatever they were trying to do they just failed at it. 50 minutes later I am wondering why I am still watching this drek. A bad sign. Kid goes from normal to psycho on 60 seconds of movie. How could have been an interesting explanation. Unfortunately, the movie essentially skips this one redeeming plot element obviously ripped off from Superman. In fact one wonders if they did not have permission to use this intellectual property so went out of their way to be "like" Superman but not related to the franchise...wink wink. Whatever they were trying to do they just failed at it. Oh look...the meme for the entire movie. Kid goes on to behave completely irrationally, knowing full well it's waaaaay at odds with the population he has to live among. Especially since it seems rooted in liking a girl. Hey, how to win over a girl? Why let's break her arm (in half) and then kill her parents. A libtard love story. Did I mention the movie is offensive? Not knowing where to go from here and hoping for the sequel it sucks waaaaay to much for it to be made, they end it in as lazy a way as possible. An implied (but not shown) airplane crashed. Why? Why not. Answer, we are waaaaay too lazy to actually flesh out the plot so we leave that to the audience (which basically left in disgust at the 50 minute mark). Notice how no one even bothered to notice this movies existence. Personally, I knew it sucked and left it for the $1 Redbox rental. I want my dollar back.

    Nospam SpamishamNospam Spamisham23 gün önce
Brightburn - Movie Review