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John Byrne
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Posted: 26 May 2019 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Rotten Tomatoes sez “Although Brightburn doesn't fully deliver on the pitch-black promise of its setup, it's still enough to offer a diverting subversion of the superhero genre.”

So, a perfect movie for the Trump error—sorry, era, then.

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Just got back from seeing it.

It has several scenes of what I would call grotesque violence, the sort of thing
I would picture in a SAW movie.
That being said, it's well made with some good performances and some
genuinely suspenseful moments.
If seeing an alternate universe evil superman is something you're interested in,
see it. If not, stay away.

The violence was too much for me though.
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So why do all these brilliant innovators START by breaking the characters?

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JB, I'm convinced most of these 'innovators' (and their audience) desire these heroic characters to be broken... guess it makes them more relatable to them. A lot of people I speak to don't buy the idea of a noble, righteous character like Superman... they believe Donner's Superman is dated and MAN OF STEEL was a better take on the character. Now, Brightburn may determine how Superman is treated in future treatments.

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I’m reminded once again of Roger Stern saying of one writer that he was a poor fit for superheroes, because he could not believe anyone could be more noble than he was—which was not very.
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JB, I'm convinced most of these 'innovators' (and their audience) desire these heroic characters to be broken... guess it makes them more relatable to them. A lot of people I speak to don't buy the idea of a noble, righteous character like Superman... they believe Donner's Superman is dated and MAN OF STEEL was a better take on the character. Now, Brightburn may determine how Superman is treated in future treatments.

-C!

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Charles, based on how poorly dis movie is doing at the box office and he poor to mixed reviews from the audience, I don't think that this movie will have any influence on how Superman will be treated in future treatments. I truly believe that most of the mainstream non comic book reading audience have no interest in deconstructed evil superheroes. Hell, they are barely accepting of R rated superhero TV series and movies (which are either hit or miss in regards to their success). With the exception of selfish jaded adult "fans", most people don't like superhero films and TV series (with a few exceptions) that are either R rated, "grim and gritty","realistic",and/or are deconstructions of the genre.
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 Rick Whiting wrote:
Charles, based on how poorly dis movie is doing at the box office and he poor to mixed reviews from the audience, I don't think that this movie will have any influence on how Superman will be treated in future treatments.

A $9.5 mil 4-day opening against a $6 mil budget isn't "doing poorly".  It's a micro budgeted film and, as such, it's doing just fine.  This film was never going to do ENDGAME numbers let alone even SHAZAM! numbers.  It's an indie film from Sony Screen Gems. 
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A $9.5 mil 4-day opening against a $6 mil budget isn't "doing poorly". It's a micro budgeted film and, as such, it's doing just fine. This film was never going to do ENDGAME numbers let alone even SHAZAM! numbers. It's an indie film from Sony Screen Gems.

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Granted, but is it doing well enough to facilitate a change in how future versions of Superman are depicted? Will Hollywood see this as a huge success that should be imutated by future superhero films?
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Read a review in which the author claimed not to remember Ma Kent’s first name. I guess he missed BATMAN vs SUPERMAN.
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Well, I wouldn't say he "missed" it, ha ha. 

When I was dragged to see Justice League, every time they mentioned "Mother Boxes" my friend quietly mumbled "Martha boxes" which was more entertaining than the movie.
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 QUOTE:
Granted, but is it doing well enough to facilitate a change in how future versions of Superman are depicted? Will Hollywood see this as a huge success that should be imutated by future superhero films?


Rick, did you type that on purpose, or was it just an appropriate accident?

Edited by Wallace Sellars on 05 June 2019 at 7:20am
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Just saw this on TV. LOVED IT! Despite the obvious Superman origin riff, I really didn't view it as any type of superhero subversion film or whatever (although it leaves an opening for a sequel which probably would fit the superhero mold more closely), really it's just a dark and twisted horror movie with gore. It's THE OMEN if Damian was an alien instead of the Antichrist. After finishing it I immediately texted my 69-year old mother, who raised me on horror films, that she needs to check it out and she said she's dvr'd it.
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Twisting the Superman origin into something akin to the coming of an anti-Christ certainly seems subversive. Thankfully, there doesn't seem to have been enough interest in the film for the idea to take any significant hold. 

Edited by Brian Rhodes on 30 December 2019 at 1:53pm
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