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Highly Suspect Reviews: Brightburn

Brightburn Movie Review


James Gunn’s name is all over Brightburn‘s marketing but he’s really only here to produce it and help out his cousin and brother who wrote the film and his buddy and protégé David who directed it. So, get that “A New James Gunn Film” thing out of your heads now. Also, be clear: this is a horror movie. Straight up. Yes, it’s a ‘what-if-Superboy-grew-up-wrong-and-evil’ story, but outside of all but directly referencing Superman story tropes, it’s a horror film. Elizabeth Banks and David Denman, two very likable actors, play his adoptive parents who are slowly realizing that this alien space kid ain’t as cute as he used to be. But hey: superhero horror movie….ya’ll loved it right? All I’ll say is that Chris has trouble keeping his emotions in check when discussing the film. Listen to the review with him, JC, Alan, Marco, and Kim to find out what that means.


Directed by: David Yarovesky

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Steve Agee, Becky Wahlstrom

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