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Brightburn (2019)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2019 (USA)
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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?

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David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erica
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil Has Found Its Superhero. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,721,148
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Banks and David Denman both appeared in Power Rangers (2017). See more »

Goofs

The lighting (not the supernatural parts) in the barn sequences is all wrong. In numerous shots you can see the building's light fittings and none of them are ever turned on. All the scene lighting is clearly from the set lights. It comes from completely different positions and has a colour and focus you wouldn't get from the basic incandescent fittings shown. See more »

Quotes

[Kyle refuses to let Brandon have the rifle Noah gives him for his birthday]
Brandon Breyer: Give it to me!
Kyle Breyer: I'm sorry, what did you just say to me?
Brandon Breyer: I said...
[pounds his fist on the table]
Brandon Breyer: give it to me!
[Erica and two other diner patrons notice Brandon making a scene]
Tori Breyer: [whispering] Brandon!
Kyle Breyer: Okay, we are done here. We are not having that scream. Thank you so much. Brandon, let's go. Brandon, come on, let's go.
[Kyle grabs onto Brandon and refuses to get up]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are a few short scenes during the first part of the end credits where news reports and a conspiracy theorist reveal there are other super beings, including a half-man/half-sea creature and a witch who chokes her victims with a rope. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References Rio 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

In Here
Written by Joseph Dominic DeMarco, Ian James Staley, Jeremiah Thomas Bull, Timothy Edward
Performed by Sixteen Jackies
Courtesy of ole Lip Sync
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Solid B+ or shall I say BB
11 May 2019 | by treefabaumSee all my reviews

It's not a perfect movie, but it was awesome. The filmmakers successfully expanded the genre.

BB reminded me as a mixture of X-23 played by Dafne Keen in Logan, Charlie played by Milly Shapiro in Hereditary and a dash of Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal.

It had some great ideas, but some of the scenes felt overly simplified. I think this is because of the smaller budget. I don't know why but the version I saw in the cinema had the red band trailer's "eye / glass shard" scene removed. I wonder what other scenes got removed...

I'm glad that this "exploratory" movie got greenlit. Hope to see more of these getting made.


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