Brightburn: A Failed Attempt at Everything (Except Passion)

What if Superman was evil? That’s been the marketing focus of Brightburn since day one. It’s been the question everyone’s wondered about, and at the very least, it makes for a very interesting high concept advertisement. But a film is more than a concept, and what we watch in the theater lays testament to what we hype up during the seasons leading up to release. So, now that it’s out, what’s the strange amalgamation of Superhero and Horror genre like on the big screen?

Brightburn is Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. It features David Denman, Elizabeth Banks, and Jackson A. Dunn. Directed by David Yarovesky. 

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11. Brightburn – A Failed Attempt at Everything (Except Passion)

Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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