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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sheep Movie Review: Brightburn (2019)

Brightburn (2019)
May 24, 2019
Directed By: David Yarovesky
Written By: Brian GunnMark Gunn

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Screen Gems
Rating: R (for horror violence/bloody images, and language)
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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?

Went to see Brightburn with my husband, 18-year-old daughter and a friend of mine. First off...I was so not expecting what I saw. That isn't a bad thing, but it is a horror movie..."Silence of the Lamb" gore type. This character (who isn't called Bizarro—anti-Superman—but that's who he is) is evil...there is no happy ending.

My daughter and I liked it a lot. My friend liked it but not quite as much because they thought the gore had no purpose. My husband didn't like it at all mostly due to the gore and slow pace.

It did move slowly in the beginning. They tried too hard to draw out the suspense and set up some jump scares. The acting was excellent and well cast and they did the most they could with only a $7 million budget.

You know where the story is going, the question is how far will they go...all the flocking way! It was like the proverbial train wreck. I knew what was coming but couldn't look away.

Even with all its faults, I loved the premise. True evil supervillains. The ending sets up the possibility for an evil superhero franchise. You need to pay attention to the "news stories" at the end. You get a peek at the "others."

This is the opening weekend and it was only playing on one screen at our theater and it was the smallest one. You don't need to see it on the big screen to enjoy. I think it will do better on Blu-Ray/DVD than in the theaters. BUT if you like horror movies then check this one out.

My husband gives it 1 1/2 sheep
My friend, Holly and I give it 3 1/2 but I would have given in 4.5  if it had been a little faster paced.



  1. Going to see this today in Dbox (where the seats move with the action). Not expecting the Dbox to make the movie much better, but we have the AMC monthly deal where it doesn't cost us anything extra to see in IMAX, 3D or Dbox. Not super excited to see it, but I've enjoyed pretty much all the horror films we've seen this year. I thought La Llorona was under rated.

    1. We did Dbox for Endgame. I'm kind of spoiled with IMAX. But Brightburn wasn't offered. I think you'll like it other than the pacing. I love the whole idea behind it. I didn't get to La Llorona...might have to try and catch that one as soon as it hits On Demand. My next one is GODZILLA!!!! *runs screaming into the void*

    2. Yes, next week will be interesting with Godzilla, Ma and Rocketman. Nice variety.

  2. Two thumbs up from my dad and I. The story wasn't complicated or deep, but the movie was entertaining. Glad we didn't pay extra for the Dbox, there were a couple of scenes where it added some oomph, but it wasn't used much