Say what you want about James Gunn’s old shitty tweets, but let’s get one thing clear, the dude can create really cool flicks, and his latest, Brightburn, looks to be another Gunn classic.
The film, which plays on the Superman origin story of an alien crash landing on Earth as a baby and badopted by humans who stumble upon his wrecked ship. The major difference here though is that this alien isn’t one who’s all full of hope and wants to help people. This alien seems to be a bit of a nut job that wants to hurt people, and possibly subjugate them to his rule. He’s definitely evil if anything else, so I don’t think anyone will be calling him a Boy Scout.
This movie is definitely going for a super power horror feel, which is a genre that I’m not sure existed before it. I hope it works out and is a great flick that offers a different take on people with powers and the horror genre.
Check out the trailer above. The movie hits theaters on Memorial Day.