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    AGoodReed

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    Brightburn trailer (Superman as a horror story)

    Post  AGoodReed on December 9th 2018, 2:42 am

    IMDB synopsis: "What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?"



    There've been a few "What if Superman were evil?" stories (like the comic series Irredeemable, for instance), but I've never seen one where they flip the script on him as a kid. Kind of like Superman meets The Omen or something.
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    Re: Brightburn trailer (Superman as a horror story)

    Post  AdamCollings on December 9th 2018, 5:55 pm

    WOW!

    There is more deliberate Supeman imagery in this than I would have guessed, even from your description.
    This looks amazing!

    Y'know, I could almost get behind this as an actual backstory for Superman himself, slowly and gradually transitioning from scary terror to moral hero, because of the upbringing of his human parents (and dare I say, their Christian influence, which even Man of Steel hinted at). Smallville flirted with that idea a little, but could have done more.

    Anyway, I think I need to see this one.

    And something this dark and serious from James Gunn? That's the biggest shock of all. (Reminder to self - don't put artists in a box, confining them to their previous work)
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    Re: Brightburn trailer (Superman as a horror story)

    Post  AdamCollings on December 9th 2018, 6:00 pm

    And I have to say, the trailer itself, is a work of art. Replace the music with something more heroic sounding, and keep everything else, the dialog, the pictures, and right up until the last 20 seconds, it could almost be a Superman trailer. Very clever. They've twisted and turned every trope.
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    Re: Brightburn trailer (Superman as a horror story)

    Post  Paeter on December 11th 2018, 9:21 am

    Holy crap I'm in. If this would have been from WB I'd be convinced it was a stealth alternate-earth DC movie.


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