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(1mo)
 8/10
What if superman had not been born the noble goody 2 shoes his humble parents raised him to be but rather a genetic psychopath! thats the question this movie asks! You can tell that slowly but surely this was not going to end well as we see that young brightburn starts to learn he has these superior abilities as he starts to grow into teenage years..As the story progresses you get to see how his negative personality traits begin to manifest and coupled with his abilities it makes for a very lethal very volatile combination! When its all said and done he turns into the worlds super villian and we get inteoduced to a possible setup of a universe where there are more than one of these super dangerous characters with abilities! hopefully there will be sequels to see how this new universe can develop and play out!

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(5mo)
 6/10
Low budget film that could have been made a lot better, very slow paced with a little action at the end!

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(5mo)
 1/10
Can't say that I liked this flick . Boring, and predictable. I'm not 11 . If you like movies based on Steven King books , you will probably like this movie.

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(6mo)
 6/10
This film delivers an important message for families looking to adopt alien babies - as in 'aliens' from outer space. Everybody wants a 'special' baby but what if that baby growing-up wants to dominate the world and has superpowers? (we're not talking about a baby that wants to grow-up and be a hedge fund manager.) This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and has plenty of gore - not suitable for young children, especially id they are aliens. Expect a sequel.

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(9mo)
 1/10
Holy cow, whatta BAD movie.. absolutely no originality,, mediocre special effects,, mediocre production,, really bad writing,,, acting was ok but wow, whatta wasted hour and a half that I'll never get back... and I really like stupid movies so for me to really really dislike this one says a lot about how unoriginal and boring this one is...

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(9mo)
 8/10
good take on an anti super man..sequel would be interesting if there is someone who could counter him and have a super villian vs a super hero type scenario..[SPOILER]

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(10mo)
that was awesome, #badsuperman

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(10mo)
 8/10
I liked this film a lot, it has a good plot, acting was good and the boy was kind of creepy, overall a really good one time watch for sure, and I liked the news report before the credits. ??????

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(10mo)
About what I expected. Good for a one time watch. Superman if his parents sucked and he just threw a tantrum. Also for you nerdy people, it reminded me of what the Saiyans tried to do in DBZ.

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(10mo)
 1/10
This movie was garbage. Boy with super powers has a tantrum; feels superior; has another tantrum; and people suffer for it.
yawn. This is hardly more interesting than rich kids today. The only real takeaway from this is how today's parenting is all about coddling and giving their kids whatever they want. This movie is that result.
Ma and Pa Kent would be ashamed if they were alive today to see this. Not at all surprised kid turned out the way he did with this kind of parenting and society he was brought up in.

I give this movie 1 star out of 10 only for the amazing effects for diner attack. (it's not really a spoiler, is it? It was in the trailer for the movie)

Edit: Also.. And this was the main thing to disappoint me. Worst..Use..Of..Michael Rooker..EVER! Must've done the bit as a favor to James Gunn.

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(11mo)
Much like the first superman movie, however this be evil. Could have been much better but I am sure the budget restrained it. Was interesting and a little dragging at times but ok overall. Acting was good.

Enjoy

MrTHC

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(11mo)
 9/10
I thought it was fun. It had its scary moments.

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(11mo)
This was so open ended that could go anywhere with it. a nice take on a familiar story.

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(11mo)
Very good movie to watch. The mom is hot BTW.

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(11mo)
 8/10
The Superman I want, but the world doesn't need. Hoe there's a sequel

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(1y)
 2/10
Did yall see the same movie that I saw? This movie is sh*t.

There is literally no storyline. It is literally just scenes showing him discovering his powers and then [SPOILER] That's pretty much the gist.

The only interesting part of the movie was the overall theme: a child similar to the origin of Superman. But besides that, there is no depth to anything outside of that. The theme was obviously not executed well.
The whole time I felt like the movie could've been shown out of sequence because there was no intertwining of connecting each of the scenes together. There were many different aspects that the movie could've shown: how did he get there? Who sent him there and why? Why is he evil all of a sudden, [SPOILER]??

The movie never explained anything and the characters are as dumb as rocks. It's basically your typical "evil child has powers" type of movie. Another cash-grab by Hollywood, if you saw it in theaters.
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(1y)
 4/10
This movie wasn't so bad it was unwatchable, but I really thought they'd make a smarter film than this. Using this concept and exploring the darker side of humanity and how impulsive people can be when they know they are special would have made for a much better film than just a child figuring out he is special then running rampant and brutally murdering people out of convenience.

It is full of cliches and extremely predictable but perhaps the actors all being fresh faces and the film not looking low budget can trick viewers into watching it. To me they didn't sufficiently explore the story from any one character's point of view, which made me regret watching the film. They only clue you into what the boy is doing when it is terrible. The parents are literally just there as supporting characters who seem to lack any type of rational thought. They are supposedly blinded by the fact that they love their child, but we get literally no sense of that throughout the film. No retellings of old stories from when they raised him (except one time where it felt really random and a bit forced), no flashbacks, no nothing. It's just as bare bones as a story can get.
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(1y)
 8/10
I like when they make a "not happy ending" for a change :)

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(1y)
 8/10
The foreboding music and a few uncomfortable situations gave me two kinds of creeps throughout this movie, as well as some initial jump scares. I thought that Elizabeth Banks was perfect for the part of a devoted, loving and protective mother. Son Brandon's fixed stare and impassivity give him a deeply unsettling edge and I enjoyed that there was no ethical wrestling. It's like a Bizarro Superman horror with a series of gory scenes that were good and cringeworthy. I liked it and am looking forward to a sequel. It would be awesome if they began it 10-15 years later, in the aftermath of teen Brandon.

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(1y)
@delamitri Wow D ... this is such a coincidence as I watched this yesterday and 98.35% coincide with your review. How could you have missed the Super [SPOILER] Hero pun?

Roll on BrighterBurn - the sequel.

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(1y)
 1/10
Every adult in this generic movie, was as dumb as a doorbell. From the everything-is-OK behavior of the parents with no regard to the consequences of their action of taking in Brandon, to the other adults in the town. Their actions were not logical, it just didn't make sense. Especially the mother. Ugh. Sooo cliche. And of course, the director and writers, could've been bothered to answer a lot of unanswered question. I don't know, like where does Brandon comes from? Why do all he does? Etc.. Nope, no answers. There was no character development, therefore one couldn't attach to anyone. And a recurrent fact in this movie, no matter how bad things in town, nobody seemed to care to call the proper authorities. Basically, this is just Superman, with a nasty and murderous attitude. That's it. Nothing more than that. Impressive, no the least bit. But I guess it will do if you're really bored.

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(1y)
 10/10
The movie definitely keeps you on edge. It's basically Superman. if superman was evil. Not giving any spoilers.just basically telling you what you see in the trailer.It's a movie that answers your what if questions about superman. Love the movie. I hope they are making a sequel. If not, I would still buy it.

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(1y)
Wow bit of a horror. Bit like superman and damian rolled into one. Will we see more super villains in the future.

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(1y)
 10/10
Him in DC or Marvel world would be really good
Nurture VS Nature..who wins on this one

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(1y)
It's a good flick. Wish it was a bit longer. I just wish I hadn't see the trailers though. Cause they give away A LOT of stuff. Honestly... if you're interested in this film, STAY AWAY from the trailers. All you need to know is this... it's a horror and gory "Superman" Story.

All in all... Good watch. Personally enjoyed it. I give it a 7.5 outta 10

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(1y)
 8/10
Pretty cool movie. More gore than any actual horror. Id be interested in seeing more from this universee. 8/10

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(1y)
I guess smoking and drinking when pregnant even on Krypton has side its effects they shipped his butt off, Superman's crazy cousin. All in all I enjoyed the film, little gross for me in spots.But a squeal would be kinda neat. Maybe DC should pick this up add Brightburn to the DC Universe.

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Holy crap this was a good movie!! I love me some Elizabeth Banks, but that kid is a good actor and can look sweet as gold then evil as sh*t. This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. Mind blowing!! 🤯🤯

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(1y)
Greatful film with good special effects, interesting story and cool cast. Superman vision of horror became best anti-superhero movie I have ever seen. But the movie has one big problem. There is no Sergey A. at the lead role. I think, that Sergey could be good lead character of this film.

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(1y)
not a bad flick, an awesome different take on super powers, definitely recommend.

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(1y)
 10/10
It was good not great the setup and the powers and linked truth they finally told him in 2nd act , was on cup. I very much liked all the refs. And cameos. By other smallvile Kansas actors ,since this took place in brightburn kansas. Elizabeth Banks what a role and f***ing nailed it. Kyle the dad role did a good job to be used to be on smallville. As well. The kid that played Brendan was fairly decent and look like he enjoyed playing the part with over super powers .. Leading up to all the time lifed vids thru his younger kid infant yrs .. And the one part during end as a nice twist plus wow all of the death and destruction was a big cool as movies go surprise.

4.5 outta 6 dark stars worth the watch #rockon #besafe everyone.#doubledjames7634 #TheWalkingDeadSpreadJamz

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(1y)
Better than Superma - this was more realistic. I think the kid will come round with some guidance from say Spiderman or Batman. Major props to his speed flying antics. It's a shame he did bad things since he could've done so much good. Better than that crap Antman, Fartman or whatever the latest is from DC and Marvel.

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(1y)
Meh. Creepy kid with gnarly powers. Seen it a dozen times. I am not joking.

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(1y)
Far better than I expected, good movie!

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(1y)
*Tried posting this a few times but something kept messing up*
The movie isn't bad per se, and I definitely get what they were going for, but I feel they missed the mark. Whether it was a lack of ability on the kid to pull the role off, or the direction he was given, it is a one note performance. They took the middle ground for some reason by not making him at all menacing, but also not making him a sympathetic "villain". They needed to go one way or the other.

Given the R rating, they could have done so, so much. With most of the kills being off screen or obscured by the CGI effect used when he moved fast, they missed a lot of opportunities to make more of the deaths be like the big one that puts even SAW to shame.

I will give credit where it is due. The dynamic between the kid and the mother was done really well. You should never underestimate a parent wanting to defend their child even when presented with mounting evidence of wrong doing.

But... the biggest negative of the movie is that another movie, Stephanie, was done much better with a very similar premise, only 2 years ago. ...
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(1y)
 10/10
Really enjoyed this, didn't know what to expect as I hadn't even seen trailers for it but was pleasantly surprised

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guru
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(1y)
Don't feel comfortable with this one...
Spent 19 years having access to guns/missiles.
Whatever!

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(1y)
This movie sucks. Nothing ever really happens. It's just about a little crazy boy. I thought it was going to be a super hero movie...

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(1y)
@DjSuperman Well... the tagline does say "He's Not Here To Save The World".

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(1y)
loved it.... different... but good different yes it is a reverse of superman but that is what i liked... I wasnt sure which way it would go... will he be bad and love his parents or will he be bad bad... if your asking yourself the same question watch it and you too will know the answer smiley

I can see in time there will be a sequel, smiley

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(1y)
just watched brightburn.not really impressed. a reverse of superman,but this time,super evil.this is a movie i will not watch again.also some of the movie,the picture was not clear. i give it a 1 out of 5

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(1y)
 10/10
really enjoy the ending

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(1y)
 10/10
I always wanted to see a dark version of Superman. Although it is not from DC. It's pretty dark. I was impressed with few horror senses as well.

Acting was brilliant. Directing was great. Script is awesome.

That kid really played the role of psychopathic super villain role pretty well. Dad and mom did a great job as well.

The cam quality was excellent. Thanks for uploading a great cam quality.

My review is 10/10!

You gotta just watch it.

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(1y)
 10/10
This was brilliant, I loved it. The story keeps you gripped the entire time. Excellent acting from all involved. Such a cute but creepy kid. The father [SPOILER] I would absolutely love to see a sequel to this. 9.5/10 nearly perfect.

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(1y)
ripping off the Superman origin story , mixing in some Mothman and presenting this sh*t is sacrireligious! 3/10

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@NOYB it's based of the premise that what if a superman calibre individual went crazy and decided to kill everyone. I think it's badass.

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(1y)
@NinjaBoyOne glad u liked it, i couldnt - i love superman too much :)

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(1y)
@NOYB superman's cool but for a guy with the powers of a god. batman sure does save his life often enough. also Superman's a huge liability. he acts all holier than thou but half the time his mind gets taken over or he turns evil anyway. brightburn's just following his truth.

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(1y)
good movee..kept my attention, kids ruthless..holy sh*t he sure took a bite outta that steering wheel hahah, i enjoyed every min, but what happened to the girls mom in the diner where did she go??

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@sikkx [SPOILER]

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@rickgrimesrocks ahh ok .awesome .thank you

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(1y)
 4/10
Weak and derivative. How in the world did the legal team allow this? It's not good in any way. I feel sorry for Elizabeth Banks.

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(1y)
 10/10
This movie is well written, it's totally blown my mind away, Brightburn is like a Superman movie but in reverse, the movie was rated R for its blood,gore & violence but hell I'd say it's well done depicted in the big screen & yes it's a low budget film which means horror is exactly where it needs to be, smiley 5 out of 5 stars

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(1y)
woww that was so creepy and atleast a 9/10 i have no words just that you have to see this friends its verry well made,its been a long time sinds i saw a movie this good i already dream of a part 2,lol.i saw paul58 thought the same thing this could be the omen and smallville in one,this will scare you beleave me and i,m not scared easely you really have to see for yourselfs friends and fast.when the movie is over you will sit there still half in shock thinking what did i just watch,and there will be only one conclusion this was the best and creepiest movie you saw in years.thank you so much people for giving us this epic movie so fast and in good cam quality,a little blur here and there but i could follow verry good and i loved it just woww,

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(1y)
Possible sequel down the road?! This was Smokin Hot!! Fantastic Story! `A-0NE` acting! Special effects Brutal and Final for the victims! Break out the `SUDS-N-BUDS` early for this one. Once it draws you in and gets hold of you your not going to want to miss a second of this Hellish tale. Will have you pulling the stuffing out of the chair in many, many scenes. Then builds to a Wild Climax and a Demonistic ending! Some may compare this in similarity to `The Omen` 1977 version, but it comes close, but no. No one can hold a candle to that!! Audio and visual surprisingly good for cam quality. A Great Thrilling Watch!! 4.5/5.

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(1y)
 10/10
excellent movie, i loved the dark shade. but the movie went little fast and by the time we get invovled its over . stunt scenes are really brutal/gore and its an advantage ,makes us get a picture of what to expect in future sequels . making the superman born bad its bold and dark. a must watch

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(1y)
This movie was awesome!Something a little different.Maybe a mix of a little old with our present,gore!definitely worth a try**

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(1y)
Shallow characters, hurried-through beginning, think exorcist with a superboy twist.

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(1y)
 8/10
This move is exactly what we all imagine would happen if you are familiar with the source material of Superman Clark Kent. The is both a good thing and a bad thing.

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 7/10
I've been awaiting this film for some time. I always followed the production notes via indiewire and was impressed by the idea of it. Honestly, after finally seeing it, I really enjoyed it! I thought it was a good twist on the Superman tale. I loved the fact the gore was actually pretty damn gory!

I'm not saying this film doesn't have problems but it's certainly far from the worst by a long long long shot! My only issue was with the very ending. Which wasn't super bad, but just could have given us a glimpse at where he originated. That being said, I felt the horror tone fit perfectly along with the actors chosen for the job.

Also, let's give it up for Brain & Mark Gunn for writing this and trying to step outside of the box. For those who don't know, they're the brothers of Director James Gunn the man responsible for all the Guardians of the Galaxy films. So, I can appreciate a lot of thought and love was put into this movie nonetheless.
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@Cinemapie I loved it,something new.I hope they will make a part 2.I would also like to know where he came from!

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@tyetoes Totally with you on a sequel! I also loved the dynamic between the mother & son.

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(1y)
Basically you could sum this up as "Superman goes bad as a CHILD." I thought it actually was fairly decent as horror/thrillers go; smiley

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(1y)
Very good quality of video and audio, except for some blurry times between. One bad thing was that idiot person, who didn't turn off his phone and it was heard through the middle of the movie for a couple of minutes, couple of times.
About the movie i think it was good, with some genuine scary scenes and nice gory ones. Brandon was played great as he really looked as someone who doesn't care, except for some obvious scenes (don't want to spoil).

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 5/10
well, that was disappointing. some good moments but ultimately spoiled by a poor, illogical script. the premise was a fairly interesting one. it had echoes of the film Chronicle. There is even a scene here that seems totally lifted from that movie. unfortunately it's nowhere near as good.. i will say though the waitress pulling the glass out of here eye was excruciating to watch.. : )
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 10/10
Wow what an amazing movie! It was even better than I expected. Great cast and I loved the story. I like it every now and then when a movie[SPOILER].. I do hope they make another one of these. It looked like some after effects during the credits but the player I was watching cut off to soon. I will be watching this one again.

150% Teeny approved 💋 👍👍👍👏👏🤘

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(1y)
@Teeny💋 hi dear i see alot of people take your word for it already,lol we all know its good when you say so.you get lots of love here dear and mine you had already,xx.

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@swans2525 Thank you so much it really means the world that people friends here gives such love and that they take my word on a movie. I love you all 💋

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(1y)
@Teeny💋 if you like it; then I know it's good

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@jeremyhall2727 yess jeremy if she says yess then you can watch it lolmy friend always is my compass for watching it or not.i see you know that too,lol

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@swans2525 totally

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@Teeny💋 Yeah me too lovely girl 😊👍

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(1y)
What species has not One! Not Two! But Four isosceles triangles on a stick? Guess you're going to have to come to our country diner to find out!

The eatin is so good here, you pay per head! Come on in.

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this story felt rushed from the beginning, and i'm certain that was the intention although it didn't work for me. the script was written by one brother and a cousin of James Gunn, but not by James Gunn himself. James Gunn was only a producer for this film.
the cast all seemed like they were only going through the motions and rarely even made eye contact. the kid was alright - although again we are asked to accept the established premise going in, which leaves little room for character development. when the scary things start to happen, it's difficult to feel very much for what comes next if the characters are so shallow. at this point i should mention: the only talent behind this film that had anything to do with Guardians of the Galaxy is producer James Gunn. the rest are only people he knew who are still trying to make their bones.
this film was directed by David Yarovesky, a director of very few short subjects and apparently not enough else going on to even qualify for his own wikipedia page. this film is not directed by James Gunn, he is only credited as a producer.
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@uunboundd that's cute. i still have a record of almost 10 upvotes and counting for this review in my inbox smiley you stupid down-voting wankers.

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(1y)
Oooooh. First to review. Well, it’s the first film I’ve ever watched that was cam for starters.
That said, the quality and sound were pretty good and i forgot after a while.
The story and pace are both excellently handled and the besotted mother and not so besotted father are well acted too.
I jumped a couple of times and the kid is very convincing in the role, definitely more Damian than Clark.
I guess, coming from the creators of G of the G it was always going to be a quality film but it’s better than even I anticipated.
I’ll have to give it 4.25/5 as it was so nearly perfect.
A 5 would be The thing or predator in my world for comparison.

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This was good. Another Children of the Corn, but with super powers to boot.

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