An adopted boy finds out that he is an alien when his superpowers are triggered by puberty. Its neat inversion of the Superman origin story notwithstanding, Brightburn doesn’t quite know what to do with its premise, or with the horror route it takes. Nevertheless, an interesting minor film, with an eye for small-town detail.
An interesting evil-superman origin story idea that takes way too long to get going and deliver much of anything. There are some gory moments, however it mostly lacks the required conviction of its premise. It may well earn itself a better sequel though. Want a second opinion? Click here!