Critic's Corner Brightburn


Starring: Elizabeth Banks,

David Denman, and Jackson A. Dunn

Rated: R Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes


            A young Kansas couple find a baby in spaceship that crash landed in their back yard. Things go awry twelve years later when this Superman like character walks in the opposite direction on the moral spectrum that Superman did. Well, he walks then runs then flies faster than a speeding bullet into full blown evil land. (Not a spoiler. The trailers plainly show this.)

            Brightburn, earns three out of five, Jaw Dropping Monkeys. This is not a feel good superhero movie or a redeeming villain movie. This movie is an exploration into what happens absolute power corrupts absolutely. The story is well written, and the acting is good. The special effects are great and the gore level in this movie is high. So, if you are squeamish about such things then, Aladdin, may be a better choice for you.