Since 2011’s New 52, the iconic character of Superman has been put through the wringer of various levels of deconstruction. The most offensive and destructive was 2013’s ‘Man of Steel,’ written and directed by men who repeatedly stated in interviews that they did not think the character of Superman ‘worked’ and that he needed to be deconstructed. The New 52 comics and Injustice games were lesser but still shameful displays of Warner Bros. and DC’s complete failure to understand and appreciate what makes Superman the iconic and inspirational character he’s been for the better part of a century.
Enter ‘Brightburn,’ a film billed as a ‘superhero horror film’ that has clearly sold itself as another deconstruction of the Superman character and story. Produced by James ‘Pedophilia Is Hilarious‘ Gunn and written by his brothers, the film has met with some interest in the fan community. Surprisingly, what appears to be the full (such as it is) plot leaked on Wikipedia almost a week ahead of the film’s release. In this video, you’ll see and hear the full plot as well as my thoughts on whether ‘Brightburn’ is worth your hard – earned money and even more valuable time.