Brightburn (2019) - Drama, Horror, Mystery

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

IMDB: 6.2
Director: David Yarovesky
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 195 out of 1000 found boring (19.5%)

One-line Reviews (520)

It seems that once the spaceship calls out to him, it causes a switch to be flipped in his brain, simultaneously granting him his powers while compelling him to be evil.

It felt too contrived and so basic.

This film was beautifully disturbing and for the most part, unpredictable.

Absolute waste of time.

My only grumble was I felt the story fell into the trap of becoming a bit cliche (is it compulsory to have a self-rocking rocking chair in horror movies?

Very predictable, stupidly predictable.

In general, this is a rather entertaining film that features some cringe worthy effects.

They feel like two real people caught in this fantastical story and despite Tori being just a little slow on the uptake (if you're asking who I identified with more, it was Kyle), I appreciated the screenwriters not making them so naive that it was unbelievable.

It's a little gory, I don't know if that was necessary, a little predictable at times, but overall it's really enjoyable.

Don't waste your money, I wanted to walk out after only thirty minutes because everything was so poorly written and performed.

Straight forward, easy to follow & entertaining!

I enjoyed it a lot.

Absolutely love the references to Superman in this film.. Enjoyed it.

Still it's a entertaining film.

This is a thoughtless, dreary perversion of the Superman story.

The movie its self unintentionally feels like a masculine answer to De Palma's original Carrie, there is a bit about coming of age and awakening a power rooted in darkness for a young outcast along with a foreboding feeling of unease and tension through out the first half of the film, which comes in at svelte hour and thirty minutes.

I think this movie is worth watching if you have some time to spare and will definitely keep you interested throughout its runtime.

Most of the tension and suspense is pretty cliche but overall it's a pretty entertaining horror film that deserves a sequal

Terribly paced, poorly acted and mind numbingly boring.

It had a few entertaining moments.

The story is so predictable if u ever superman movie.. you will see the same momentthe story is not ended well

The second half was painfully predictable, down to each scene.

No storyline, no twist.

It feels like they got bored in the writer's room and just filmed an early draft.

This movie's stupid, boring, and what else was I thinking?

The execution is poor and average and such concept gets wasted, this movie plays like an average horror movie and frankly it's quite boring

It was handicapped throughout by frankly risible plot development - the "Let's keep this mystery alien baby rescued from a spaceship like he's sent from God to solve our fertility crisis and raise it just like it's a normal kid" nonsense, the "He's obviously doing evil things, we've already seen it and suffered it, but we'll still tell him we love him and behave like he's just a misunderstood child" nonsense, the repetitive and witless "Why on earth would you wander around in the dark while spooked, hearing strange noises and generally scared out of your wits?

As I mentioned, the concept is endlessly intriguing.

What I loved about this film is that a lot of it was unexpected compared to your usual horror film that will have a happy ending in some way or another.

Everything is just boring and dull.

The last 40 or so minutes were super intense and definitely had that horror aspect.

I wouldent waste my time.

Cliche.

Please don't waste your time .

It's definitely worth watching.

Dont waste your time on this one.

Although there were some good jump scares, overall it was just depressing and kind of boring.

Predictable in a bad way, hard to engage.

I thought the acting was great and the story had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning.

The majority of blockbusters always have such a predictable outcome.

Worst Movie, Go watch The Boys on Amazon if you want a (evil) Superhero content that has substance.

Surprisingly enjoyable...

Each scene is something intriguing taking place, thankfully!

Pointless .

The trailer had so much promiss but this movie is boring, not at all scary and just really redundant.

Anyways it was the worst movie Iv ever seen besides the live action avatar movie...

Unfortunately, an engaging premise is about all that "Brightburn" has going for it.

In short, this film is a classic jump scare horror with absolutely no story and just a basic idea to go on.

The acting is great and the power depiction is accurate, but the story is extremely simple and predictable.

To me it's just like the boy got the role because he's someones' son in the industry, the CGI is sooooo terrible it makes the eyes hurt and the plot, another example of an American pointless brutality.

Things of mundane suddenly made into horrific spectacles.

Please save your money and time ,I should this that yesterday,instead go to cinema waste my precious time and money,booooooo

It was neither gripping, scary, intriguing or so innovatory as to be forgiven making no sense.

Worst movie i've ever seen .

Overall, if you like a good suspenseful movie, or just want to see what Superman would be like if he was a bad guy this movie will do.

Waste of time in my opinion, it's lame and some deaths around.

Actually i didnt finish whole movie, i was bored as hell and get out of the cinema.

Just a predictable light horror movie.

Wow what a waste of time this was.

No character development, no interesting plot devices, predictable outcome.

Want to waste limited time in ur life, then plough on people.

They could have made something very special here but instead made a silly predictable movie.

The movie is entertaining, the kid who played the superhuman is a really good actor too, i must say.

Worst Movie I've watched in 2019 .

But after the trillionth superhero movie, that concept really starts to sound boring.

Brightburn asks the intriguing question - 'what if Superman actually turned out to be evil with desires akin to that of Damien from The Omen?

Rated only a 15, this has some moments that will see most people squint at the screen, not giving any of the story away, good acting, great effects, good build up pace and just an enjoyable movie on a whole.

Enjoyable and Intriguing Despite Some Issues .

The detailing in the gore is very gripping.

The adult actors show a lack of range, for the most part, and the kid playing poor Brandon is just kind of dull - a problem not helped by the scattershot plot.

Every cliche from horror movies is present here.

Boring and unimaginative .

Well written, great cinematography, great story line, great casting, riveting ending.

While I suppose it doesn't exactly live up to its potential, it does deliver a decently entertaining experience peppered with competent, if expected, scare-sequences that doesn't pander to the preconceived expectations people tend to have of 'superhero' stuff.

Predictable but enjoyable .

Waste of time, worst character develop, a villian need a sense and reason to kill he just do it for stupid reasons.

Predictible but entertaining .

I was literally on the edge of my seat saying " No way" ...

It was intriguing the first 30 mins and then the end ruined it.....

Complete waste of my time.

And the leads all had compelling conflicts.

Exciting as in how the story will continue and end.

I highly recommend it.

In these boring days of anabolized, messianic films where more than going to the movies it looks like you go to church, this is seriously needed.

But it is entertaining and has a satisfying conclusion.

For my problems I guess I would say it felt really rushed, somewhat predictable, and there was just something that felt off to me.

Brightburn is an unforgettable origin story unlike any ever seen before, it can be categorized as both superhero and horror genres, and in each of these categories, it is unique and exciting!

They had to put some propaganda in it.

Stunning .

Waste of money.

Things took an unexpected turn.

The second half turns the movie into a pure slasher flick, which might positively affect some viewers, but for me it took away what was really entertaining.

Honestly it was VERY entertaining, had you clamoring right to the end of the movie.

Dark & exciting .

Does it want to be a slow, tension building atmospheric movie?

The scale was very small, and the characters were bland for the most part.

The acting was good, but the story was very predictable.

A little predictable at times, a little weak at times but worth the watch one time.

So, I have completely enjoyed it.

And the Superman-weakness counterpart idea was kinda dull.

And had me on the edge of my seat quite a few times.

Because it turns the whole movie into a boring horror movie.

It shows a alien from another planet in a very negative way ,plus the end absolutely pointless and disappointing.

Entertaining

Exciting Thriller .

At first I was like "okay cool, lets kick it off right away," but about 30 minutes in and I was thinking "chill out, slow down, show more depth.

There is no story-line here.

The story was pretty predictable and not at all surprising.

Its just so MUCH talking and Denial its stupid about this kid that is boring.

When the film started i was shcoked, how boring was it.

Fast paced climax, inventive destruction and kills, and a mix of horror/slow burn really make for a hell of a ride.

Enjoyable .

so very enjoyable .

Dont waste your time in this one.

The concept, while fascinating, is never fully explored.

If youre done with cliche superhero movies, this is the one to watch.

The most frustrating thing is that these parents were so slow on the uptake of putting 2 and 2 together to come up with 4 in the fact that their son was psychotic for what seemed like no reason.

I'm so tired of bad movies that are total rip offs with a silly, cliche twist.

Please don't waste any of your precious time.

The movie so closely mimics Superman that it runs into the exact same set of writing hurdles that very few writers who've tackled the character of Superman have been able to overcome, like how do you keep a character compelling if he is invulnerable to physical harm, has super speed, flies and shoots lasers out of his eyes at will?

There are plenty of jump scares, certainly many scenes that will make you cringe in disgust, and yet you will be on the edge of your seat in anticipation the entire time.

it was very predictable.

"Brightburn" has a simple but engaging premise, what if the classic Superman mythology was flipped, so that rather than being a hero, the child with unimaginable powers is becoming a monster.

The movie is pretty predictable the second he finds out he's from outer space you already know what he's going to do.

Really enjoyed it love the fact he didnt turn good at the end he just got darker and darker.

Super fascinating!

The movie also feels very repetitive in being that they're doing the same things pretty much over and over again, with only 1 or 2 creative scenes towards the end.

this is one of enjoyable horror superhero film then topet sematary (2019) or film Jordan Peele US, he wishes this was his movie well thank god he doesn't own this movie.

I thought the ending was predictable....

His character develops from a kid that struggles a bit with growing up and managing difficult situations, like first signs of puberty, to a dull and stupid robot without any feelings that just wants to kill everybody cause they're weaker.

Well worth watching .

Intense .

I think the idea behind it was entertaining.

Waste Of Time and Money .

This movie lets you know from the beginning what to expect, but the way it all plays out on the screen is anything but predictable.

Thrilling and awesome .

This 'what if' Superman story is a tense, intriguing descent into hell.

I recommend this for a 2 hour cleverish, entertaining trip to the cinema.

don't waste your time.

Very Entertaining, Don't Listen To Critics .

A waste of time .

This is the worst movie I have ever seen.

It ended up being one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Waste of time.

A very entertaining slasher film.

Now Sony, the official propaganda arms of the Sore Losers' so-called government, launches another all-out insidious assault against our U.

You have to review horror movies a bit differently because most people go there for the antagonist, the kills, and for being overall entertaining.

Brightburn offers amazing action, compelling acting, but basically no story to engage you.

The visual effects are stunning!

When I first heard of its premise I thought it was intriguing, especially in the Age Of Comic book Movies.

An evil Superman is very thrilling.

The film had some very scary and suspenseful moments.

Bored of watching the usual supernatural characters, go for this one.

It was predictable .

Literally one of the worst movie ever watched in my life.

Also that's another thing, the horror aspect was so cliche that I rolled my eyes everytime the camera looked at something and when the characters looked away and back again he was already near them.

The first 40 or so minutes were nice, going up and up, exciting and all, definitely an 8/10 at that point, but then it started using too much cliche horror tropes, not enough action for the climax & Bad Guy by Billie Eilish as the credits song.

Worth watching for sure.

The jumpscares were a little dull and predicting as well when Brandon does super speed to kill anyone.

Predictable?

It may seem to take itself a little too seriously at times, and at times provides certain unnecessary moments, but the film is undeniably entertaining and a heck of a interesting journey that is certainly unique and provides an experience you will never forget.

I mean, I wasn't absolutely horrified, but the tone was chilling and suspenseful, which is absolutely fine.

Surprisingly creepy, brutal and intense!

It feels like that the whole movie exists just because it wants to waste your time.

A character of the boy real disgusting and no storyline

The whole film is one colossal cliché and barely has a plot or a storyline development.

The story was quite refreshing for what they were going for, the cinematography is downright stunning, the effects and violence was pretty great the acting was pretty stellar.

IN a genre overfilled with gimmicks and cliché approaches though, the saturation level these films have taken.

Just to clarify:Brightburn need more work (brightburn 2 spoilers, lets go) , the movie have a evil superman idea and its enjoyable to watch even with bad lock scenesThe prodigy brings what this movie dont have, more terror, less out of the world start and keeps the bad movie lock scenesJust like some kid actors are talking in the social media and Brightburn star is one of them, just join the movies and bring some justice league to the other part.

All of the characters are forgettable and underdeveloped, the plot is pointless and forgettable, and nobody will remember this movie was made in 2 years.

I'm a pretty nice guy and tend to do the right thing, but much like Ben Parker, with great power, comes great responsibility, despite how cliché that is.

Don't waste your money on this.

The central concept of Brightburn is great, and as the tension begins to ramp up, it's an enjoyable enough yarn.

The plot was predictable and boring, and if this is considered as "scary" than I don't know what scary is anymore because it was a snore fest.

This ranks among one of the worst movies I have ever seen!

The movie does have some quite cruel scenes, but it must be commended for being a tight, suspenseful, horror shocker, the whole way through, the crescendoing chiller music score, making it that more nasty.

The strange fixation of an evil Superman or at least a darker one, while interesting in of itself, kind of got tedious with the oversaturation of media that play around with this idea lately.

But enjoyable & highly recommended.

Predictable, pretty, unoriginal, sub par effects and generally just an annyoing "What If" story.

Opposite of a hero but as thrilling as one.

Boring.

Complete waste of time .

The ending to me is just mind blowing!

The lazy attempt at subverting our expectations kills of any chance of real surprise since the script obviously limits itself to 2 possible endings and they're both cliche as all hell.

I thought it was entertaining and original .

to get to the moments to see those shine, we have to sit and watch the most bland and unforgivably BORING "everything else"!

Unfortunately they took an awful approach on the writing of the movie which completely left it as a massive boiling pot of confusion.

Bad bad movie but still entertaining enough .

It was an exciting ride, thrilling and fearful.

If I wanted to watch a long, boring story with no ending I'd watch my own life, thank you very much.

Its my fault for watching it im sorryWORSE THAN HITLER NO STORY LINE WHAT SO EVER WHY THE HELL IS HE KILLING RANDOM PEOPLE WTF THEY NEEED TO STOP AND I WANT MY TIME BACK THIS IS NOT FUNNY OR CUTE BYE

I personally love watching horror films and there was one part so intense where I couldn't even look.

Brothers Gunn as screenplayers showed that even most boring story in the world could be great and interesting with right tool.

Bored of superheros movies?

Boring .

Believe the negative reviews and don't waste your time.

its fairly boring.

Flawed, but original and enjoyable anti-superman like film .

The concept is cool but the story is dull.

Most of the 'scary' moments are pretty predictable, while a lot of the actions by the characters aren't.

Waste of time .

Unfortunately for the film, Brandon is a bit of a wet-blanket of a central figure, we are supposed to hate him, that much is clear but there's no real explanation for why Brandon has decided to become a vicious murderer and it makes viewing his increasingly bloodthirsty incidents a curiously uninvolving affair, even if some sequences such as Brandon's visit to a late night diner or his uncle's house have their moments that appear too be from a much more thrilling and engaging affair.

Its a bit cliche when it comes to the mother always defending the son who doesn't always believe that something is truly wrong until the end.

Was entertaining.

There are several moments when I thought, yes, this is interesting,but please slow down so I can marinate in it.

And completely dull.

I get it, sometimes it's good to have unanswered questions but I felt like there was no plot otherwise!

If ur like me and your bored with the same family friendly superhero movies watch this and ull be begging for a sequel just like me.

Waste of time .

The cinematography, the score, acting & characters were pretty much definitely above average & enjoyable to watch.

Certain moments in this film will definitely have you on the edge of your seat and cringeful stomach churning Gorey moment's.

The story is predictable and at times a little flat.

However the movie turned out quite good, it is more a horror movie than super hero movie, and it can be quite suspenseful.

A little bit slow to set up the killing scene!

Easily Predictable and Poor Direction .

"Brightburn" is a cool, underrated little horror flick with some genuinely shocking moments, and an entertaining story which actually feels kind of original.

A bit clumsy in it's execution but very watchable and suspenseful.

But despite it being enjoyable at times, I could have lived my life just fine having never watched this movie.

Overall, I love how superhero and horror intersect in "Brightburn", it is definitely a perfectly entertaining film for fans of both genres!

empty and hollow .

Dont waste your time for this movie.

If I had any qualms with it, then I wished it would have taken a few more unpredictable turns for the child rather then going dark too quickly.

Bad characters, badly timed gore, predictable choices.

It's just falls flat, full of cliche's and undeveloped charachters.

However, Brightburn is a bit predictable in its narrative and scares and relies on horror cliches a bit too much (people irrationally walking into dark rooms alone, jump scares coming when expect them etc.) but is still quite entertaining and had moments of wince inducing gore.

most characters are stupid and uninteresting.

The film got painfully predictable and underwhelming at times.

a superhero movie worth watching.

It was very predictable and that's ok because I still wanted to see how it played out.

He is so superficial to humans, that it boring you to death.

Predictable, unengaging.

I thought this was a fascinating, horrifying look at the Superman with a twist.

A waste of an intriguing concept .

This was unique, entertaining and kept me on edge the whole time.

This is the first time in years I enjoy a movie like this one , Literally I enjoyed every single moment of it wow wow just stunning

The build-up is too long and the reveal is too short.

Enjoyable twist on the classic superhero genre .

The adult acting is meh, and the kids are ok, but the overall idea of this movie is what makes it worth watching.

Mediocre uneven directing of a slow boringly crafted script.

And don't expect any twist, it's as predictable as it gets.

Everything to the last bit is predictable in the movie.

It's simple but entertaining.

more than half of the audience left in the middle, so did i, but i returned the next day to watch it all - just to make sure that it is the worst movie ever - and it is.

Brightburn is an intriguing take on superhero movies.

I feel it would've benefited if it had about 15 more minutes to slow down and possibly add a few more interesting scenes.

Good: The boy that the movie is centered around is a really intriguing character.

This has a very thin story line that is completely predictable from the start.

If it had taken a slower approach, really leaned into Brandon's descent into madness, used the gore a little more wisely, and cut way back on the jump-scares, this could've been really good.

We'll see a character become scared for a moment and then the kid will be there, as if the filmmakers were impatient and couldn't wait to show the gory kill, preferred that over the long drawn out build up that would've upped the ante.

Don't listen to all the wanna be critics, good movie, well acted and directed, really enjoyable with some creepy moments, my only complaint is I wish it had been a lot longer.

The father / son relationship was really intriguing because the dad was willing to see through the kid's bs while the mother was not.

The deaths are intense and I loved how creative they were.

The idea of having an evil Superman type of character, leaves open for an intriguing take on the superhero genre.

But instead it was much more exciting than any Superhero/ Supervillain Film I've ever seen!

There were so many throw in unnecessary details that made the movie muddled and confusing.

The acting by the lead characters was excellent, the score great, but the pacing was off.

Brightburn is totally unique, unexpected and scary!

A total waste of time and money ...

I would say it's worth the watch at least once; would I recommend watching it on occasions?

The story is predictable sure; if you saw the trailer then you know the premise.

This was a waste of money and time.

That's the premise of this surprisingly entertaining movie.

as expected from a James Gunn movie, there's some gore, and oh boy the kill scenes here are very enjoyable, they actually had some b*lls given the fact that this was very low budget and that it could fail on the box office.

the pace of the movie is on the faster side, but i thoroughly enjoyed it.

Excess of violence with a lack of plot .

The look and feel of his homemade outfit is on the money, think Michael Myers, Freddie, Jason etc.Elizabeth Banks plays her part as mother well, often torn between love and confusion as she tries to keep her family together.

Really slow pacing.

I actually added it to my Spotify I enjoyed it that much.

Worth the watch!

And, it was so ridiculously slow-moving and absent of any subplot which only made it appear even more slow than it actually was.

Ultimately, it is unconvincing movie that is lacking dynamism being with (predictable) finale which is deeply underwhelming what, at the end, makes this film unmemorable.

Surprisingly entertaining.

Every character has no depth, like a painting that is made with no message.

I personally found it simply exciting at certain moments.

It was entertaining, and the action sequences were great!

Brightburn was an unexpected Gem.

I guess the fact that they only annoyed me after means I enjoyed it whilst watching.

Despite the really cool idea of a super villain origin story, Brightburn squanders every bit of its compelling premise.

Yes it was original but it was boring.

This is how you make a cool movie look dull.

It's an enjoyable, gleefully gory B-movie that leaves things open for a potential sequel, and when it's at its very best, Brightburn truly soars.

The movie is outrageously predictable....

Giant yawn.

Very entertaining look at what we so seldom get to think through.

Very slow pace.

No plot (or at least one thats coherent), no character development jus tnothing redeeming at all.

I really enjoyed it I hope there is a part 2!

It's a slow unfolding movie that pretty much kept my attention.

Dont waste your time.

In an era of superhero over-saturation, Brightburn sets itself apart with a great acting, unexpected gore and violence, and a really creepy performance by the main character.

Entertaining enough .

Quite gripping.

Story was super predictable, unnecessary amount of gore and acting was subpar.

Boring and really easy to guess whats happening all thrue the movie.

Predictable, but very entertaining nonetheless.

The story of a kid with extraordinary powers and decides to use said powers for his own gain is truly suspenseful and will definitely keep your eyes glued to the screen in anticipation for what will happen next.

Waste of time.

7 The End with a nod to a possible set of sequels..It all pans out very predictably, which is a bit of a shame as producer James Gunn, brought a lot of unpredictability to Guardians of the Galaxy (especially Chapter 1) as director, which made them so entertaining.

I highly recommend it!

Strong first hour, then quickly dissolved into a cliche-ridden slasher movie .

But a bit slow at the beginning!

Very interesting and exciting concept.

This movie is a waste of time and it takes a lot of wasted time for the sake of suspense that would inevitably fail in its execution.

It's worth watching.

Overall, the film had good (and a little generic and cliche) horror elements, nice gore and blood utilization, good music and ok special effects.

Unexpected Pleasure .

This is worst movie.

Brightburn is a good, entertaining turn on superhero movies.

With a few more creative and entertaining scenes, Brightburn could have been a lot more menacing and scarier.

But after Brandon killing a waitress at the restaurant scene, the film completely intense and creepy until the end!

So it makes for an incredibly boring movie.

Honestly one of the worst movie I've ever seen.

A good twist on the comic book hero genre, just a bit sad it falls into a cliche movie .

Seems pointless to fight such a strong being the whole movie, we just embrace the gory deaths.

Generally, very nice horror story, with unexpected jump-scare scenes.

It is slow, predictable, boring.

There was an opportunity to take a lot of chances with this story, but it decides to settle for being a mildly entertaining flick.

I'm a bit morbid and I hate the good guys always winning - it's predictable, it's boring and it's old.

Plain, boring, simple and predictable.

It is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.

Interesting idea to see a kid like superman go bad, but its too predictable, and the "horror" is nothing to be afraid, you already know the kid is the bad guy with superpowers, its just mindless gore

An enjoyable, well-crafted thriller .

So with a wealth of previous storylines that would not be that familiar to the majority the cinema going audience, it is disappointing that the film is so relatively mainstream and predictable.

If they appeared at the beginning I would have walked out.

Anyway the film was so dark and intense, especially with those killing scenes and how they've been portrayed in conclusion I would say that this is the DARKEST.

The plot is predictable and unpleasant, as are the majority of the characters, and even Elizabeth Banks doing her darndest to save it isn't enough.

Definitely worth watching!!

We all left the theatre, compared notes, and we all emphatically agreed that we should have walked out after the first five minutes.

This movie was quirky, inventive unpredictable and within its genre came up with the goods.

Entertaining and some good scares.

Waste of time so I don't want to waste my words.

Interesting movie - worth the watch .

and an ending that makes it feel even more empty.

Don't waste your time.

The only reason I am watching it is out if boredom.

This movie os waste of time, stay away if you don't want to laugh in a horror movie.

Boring .

I dunno, its sort of good, but the script of some characters is mind boggling like hey you "be stupidly ignorant", when there's no reason.

There were scenes that worked well for me (the climax in the Breyer house is appropriately creepy and has some real emotional moments or even Kyle's nightmare in the middle) but there were other scenes that fell flat (the diner scene goes on too long and is too predictable).

Boring and stupid .

Overall, this film was cheesy and entertaining, and I found myself pleasantly surprised, and satisfied with the movie as a whole.

Their characters have a compelling backstory, and they actually have a well-developed script.

The weird thing about this film is that, while it was supposed to be original, it came out to be quite predictable.

One time watch is sufficient to such slow and dumb movie.

The ending is also a cliche, the villain survives and keeps tormenting people offscreen.

It was already suspenseful, and creepy without it.

No suspense, only a complete waste of your time and money.

Enjoyable movie, chronicle's better.

Save your money and your time....

There was so much scope to focus more on his character and show a slow corruption of his psyche, perhaps adopting a Dr Manhattan ish view of humanity where they were just beneath him.

Fresh new concept, well executed and genuinely entertaining.

These powers, combined with confusion and angst at being deceived culminate in the rise of one of the greatest threats of humanity the world will have ever known.

👍 action packed 9/10 for me 👍

It was a big waste of time.

Ridicolous CGI, technically no storyline.

Pointless ...

In the end, you see some news clips and hear a song that lets you make a determination in your own mind about the ending because LIKE MOST FILMS THAT HAVE NO PLOT AND GENERALLY SUCK, THE ENDING IS SUBJECTIVE.

definitely worth watching more than once, NEEDS A SEQUEL!!

This film is a slow burn at first until the final third part becomes a fiery chaos.

The whole mess devolved into your typical teen gore fest featuring a tiresome parade of bloody close-up deaths and maimings.

It's a film that shows its hand in the opening ten minutes and from then on seems to be anxiously looking for a place to go, and a plot to hold on to, while it careens ever faster into confusion.

The characters, though some were decently acted, were boring and I was unattached to whether they lived or died.

Dallatore's cinematography was often stunning, particularly when surrounded by red strobing lights.

I love the idea of what if Super-Man was in the horror/suspenseful thriller instead of superhero/action.

A superhero worth watching.

As I mentioned before this is basically is Superman turned out to be evil, but it was entertaining.

There are no romantic interests, no friendships, no plot twists, no charm, no inspiration, and no point.

The story is slow and probably could've been over in a hour at the most.

From beginning to end it is very cliche and leaves you with unanswered questions.

It was the worst movie ever in

Make no mistake and go see this movie, it's short , brutal and enjoyable.

Boring occasional jump scares, a few gross out scenes, and an overall terrible experience that isn't scary in the slightest.

The alex jones skit at the end was confusing tho.

Good enough acting, absolutely pointless direction and plot.

The movie took an interesting idea and turned it into a boring exploration into the chaotic and illogical evolution of a nice kid into a psychopath, with no real explanation as to why any of that happens.

To stop being so desperate/clingy/cliche/hysterical/over-protective...

While it certainly has its entertaining qualities, it fails to capture the horror of the third act because you never really grow to love Brandon as a normal kid anyway.

Overall an enjoyable experience & a bit irritating, because there's parts of it that could've been a lot better.

It does deliver a creepy and thrilling direction.

Brightburn was thrilling, scary, and very dramatic at times.

As it is right now, the movie feels kind of empty and underwhelming.

There are certainly cool intense moments that add up to nothing.

I saw someone on imdb said the movie wasn't gory; this movie isn't a splatter-fest, but the few gore moments that are in it are intense.

A colossal cliché of an evil Superman .

With some solid jump scares and a well-shot environment, Brightburn is a very effective horror film, an even more effective thriller, and a slightly entertaining action film at times as well.

Waste of time .

Intense killing.

I found it to be entertaining and it also has a good runtime of 1h30m.

The characters are dull, I felt nothing for them.

Not scary, funny, exciting- nothing.

The film had me during the first half, there were some pretty neat concepts here that just became predictable during the second half.

Interesting and quite thrilling.

Just a big movie fan and found Brightburn a very good movie, quite a pleasant change from the usual super hero movies and found it very entertaining and i highly recommend watching !

Worth watching again for sure.

Rage fueled pointless snuff film .

As others have said, the pacing is off, lacking any interesting exposition and instead jumping from scene to scene until conclusion.

What a pointless mess .

it's really boring.

What is left is either a very formulaic horror movie or a very average superhero movie, you take your pick.

Entertaining here and there .

Brightburn is a wildly enjoyable film.

So predictable SAVE UR $ .

The film features some quite grisly scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

This movie is very fun, thrilling, & exciting for the new generation...

What makes them fascinating that in another timeline, they could have gone bad and have become a threat to humanity.

A definite enjoyable movie.

This movie itself isn't that good though, pretty boring with underwhelming actors, character development and direction.

Acting is perfectly okay, GFX bland at best and SFX not impressive.

Then there's the shard of glass in the eyeball, which is drawn out by watching her slowly pull it out in excruciating pain, or the laser-eyes through someone's skull, which also takes ages just to make sure we savoured every ounce of suffering.

A Tedious Affair .

The acting is good, the story is alright, the suspense is enjoyable.

It may be because it seems like it it trying to play to too many different genres when and therefore seems a little disjointed.

When you watch the concept play out, you'll experience a predictable movie.

And that's not necessarily a bad thing because it does kind of subvert our expectations when it comes to what we should expect in a superhero origin story, but if this movie was slower paced and more of a dramatic character study than a horror film, it would've worked so much better.

I wouldn't waste your time watching this.

Senseless, pointless and endless..It's a movie that doesn't know where it's going...

And it's pretty good to be honest I really loved how the tension was in the movie in general this is a really dark take on the superhero movie and it is really fascinating to actually see or to actually witness seeing a superhero getting powers like Superman and turning it to an evil Superman version, its actually very terrifying and this film did a phenomenal job at showing us what could happen if Brightburn really does exist I love the tension I love the characters especially to the evil Superman I think that this is a a new Revolution in cinema history.

Pros: Cool costume design for Brandon Diverse and gruesome murder scenesCons: No compelling characters or conflicts whatsoever Derivative, cliche sound design Boring plot, simple and predictable Horror scenes before the kill were really contrived, failed to be scary or original Bad creditsBest part: killing the uncle Worst part: the chase scene before killing the mom

The movie had some cool moments,but other than that it was a big waste of time, it sucked and the ending sucked even more.

Don't waste your time.

The story is new and refreshing but it had many many plot holes and I felt like something is missing the whole time, but I can say that it's worth watching.

A concept of a kid with Superman-like powers turning into a big bad villain sounded intriguing to me.

That is waste of money and time and have no idea how Elizabeth Banks accepted to be a part of this ...

There was practically no story in this pointless sequence of events around an adopted boy who appears to be some kind of powerful demonic alien.

For the gorehounds, it's all there.. and honestly, I simply thoroughly enjoyed it.

All of the character building and uneventful scenes kept my interest.

Not a great movie, but it is enjoyable once.

Many things made this movie really enjoyable and entertaining.

Now since we've seen the whole Superman thing it's kind of predictable what going to happen to Brandon, and I wish it just wasn't Superman powers and something a little more.

Don't waste your time watching this title.

People are getting bored of superhero movies.

I must say I really enjoyed it.

Superman's evil twin))) Not very clever,but very entertaining and gory.

Slow start with a strong finish.

But, sadly, instead of being anything meaningful, Brightburn opts to be a surprisingly unoriginal horror flick that barely explores its potentially engrossing concept.

Not a perfect movie, but very entertaining!

The film is thrilling, bloody, and fun to see an interesting spin with this concept.

But the concept itself is such an exciting one.

Happily, this movie embraces the fact that the story it's telling is stale and ends up being a really enjoyable movie.

A worth watching film!

It's incredibly basic to the point where it can feel dull at times.

A waste of time .

Enjoyed it.

Exceeded expectations, provided intense scenes that were new and creative.

Worst Movie EVER.

Mean-spirited violence with no story .

wonderfully entertaining

There's some effectively suspenseful scenes and considering the small budget, the cg is surprisingly good.

My fiance and I sat calling out each cliche that could happen and watched as they fell accordingly.

Intense, suspenseful and gory.

Yes, it's a horror, but I would count this as a coming of age story.

There's some tension, a few effective set-pieces and it's generally enjoyable, too.

Original and entertaining.

dull burn .

Interesting, exciting, stressful and creepy.

It's a film that you wish would just slow down for a second and take a look around.

Entertaining .

the worst movie of 2019 .

It isn't terrible, but it is generic, predictable and therefore rather dull.

Waste of time

Had you used the original idea to produce something worth watching ,then go ahead make as many sequels as you like.

If "Brightburn" was even 30 minutes longer, us as an audience would've had more time to connect with the characters, making Brandon's descent into madness that much more engaging.

Dark, gritty, suspenseful .

I found myself bored until the very end scene.

Story was obvious from the trailer but still enjoyable.

It's that comic component that sort of sells this film, providing the entertaining, destructive force of the dark instead of developing the story.

This was a fairly good concept and a promising opportunity laid flat and uninteresting by lazy and below-standard movie making.

Bad execution, amateur scene cuts, unconnected and tedious characters, BS storyline.

The action itself isn't too bad in the small amounts of screen time it gets, but again it gets bogged down because it tries to be a Cliched Horror movie at the same time instead of being something fresh and intriguing.

What's more exciting is the teaser at the end where others like Brandon show up on the scene.

Still enjoyable and with some quite striking, and gory, set pieces.

" cliche.

The few devices the film has as predictable or really badly written and the film instils no feeling of interest or love for any of the characters, to the extent that other than the main characters name and his mothers name, you hardly remember anyone's name, if it was given at all.

A darker and more sinister take on the superhero origin story and although it doesn't really do much with the origin story premise, I still enjoyed it.

It rarely happens that I am pleased with a slasher-type horror: pacing can be off, characters can be unlikable, and the kills are off-screen or boring.

all in all, for me, a waste of my precious time...

+Fun and gory film +Loved the build up and twist to the ho-hum superhero tropes +Interesting take and leaves you on a note that makes you want more

It could do with exploring Brandon's powers a little more and maybe show a little bit more F**cked up scenes of messy brutality in a slow and rising way.

But no, they instead make it a straight faced horror movie with the worn out cliche of characters dying one after another from the menace.

(The scene where one of the characters breaks his jaw was really intense!!!

Was really, just sort of dull and boring.

The story is also predictable with nothing to sympathizes with.

Became formulaic and a bit predictable.

Even though it's a great film and I've totally enjoyed it, there's something I don't like.

i'm not overly impressed by the acting, and the plot speed are a little slow and the story have some holes here and there.

But it was boring AF.

"Take the World" gave me chills as did the self portraits of the world conquered under his dominion..Whoa!The violence is unrestrained and brutal..The cgi is awe inspiring and very very well done..This movie is a keeper for me and off the charts when it comes to rating it ..This is setup to have a sequel and I want to see that done...

Neither fully encapsulating me with its proposed entertaining concept or boring me with its outlandish horror.

Thrilling, bloody, and a fun spin on the genre.

Waste of my time especially when the rating makes no sense for viewers.

More of a dull burn .

The movie is dull, not scary at all, and the plot is so thin and underdeveloped that it made me feel sorry for whoever wrote it.

' But the potential of the premise was hijacked by bland character development and hackneyed jump scares.

Horrible, predictable and boring.

waste of time movie .

Really enjoyable and I hope more people get on board.

Evil superman can happen but story is very slow lame felt like documentary movie.

Enjoyable horror .

Just infuriating that the direction the story took was too dull for its own good.

Yet, the movie has some areas that while entertaining are not the most ground breaking in terms of storytelling.

Predictable .

Different, but very predictable and rather slow.

Deeply sinister, incredibly violent, and mindlessly entertaining, Brightburn takes every risk in all the right ways.

I could go on and on but I'll keep it short, besides Violence and uncreative l'âme boring shots, the film doesnt take enough risks to justify its existence, in the end its just like the worst kind of Slasher (watch Friday the 13th Part III instead).

But overall definitely worth watching.

Generic/Formulaic character drama supported by atrocious acting .

There was no real story told or characters to identify with, and the gore is laughably over the top, but it was a strangely and stupidly enjoyable way to pass the time.

It slightly confusing why they make this thing just to show superman can be evil.

What a waste of time ...

Exciting ride .

The film is entertaining from start to finish and gets more intense as it progresses.

No story, no plot, no attraction.

Brightburn does not take long to begin getting into the creepy aspects, quickly evolving the plot into this dark, comic book like adventure that tries to be thrilling and suspenseful.

Well, it was painful and boring to watch, mainly because the main character was not developped enough for the audience to feel his contradictions.

Predictable and disappointing .

How exciting would that be??.

I think the most engaging part is Elisabeth Banks' and David Denman's great performances as the child's parents Tori and Kyle.

The acting is boring and unconvincing.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen , poor story , poor pace and poor ending , also the movie is filled with gore .. the actors do their best in acting though

However, it becomes clear what he's capable of and the remainder of his rampages are relatively predictable once the evil surfaces.