Small Details You Missed In Brightburn

  • Published: 25 May 2019
  • As a dark reimagining of Superman's origin story, Brightburn doesn't disappoint. From the requisite Superman references to nods to producer James Gunn's other properties, here are some small details from Brightburn that you might have missed. Spoilers ahead.

    Right from the start, the plot elements stolen straight from Superman are obvious. An alien baby crash lands on a farm in Kansas. Later, he can fly and has super strength and red eyes and heat vision. He even wears the blanket he was found in as a cape like some versions of the Man of Steel.

    But if there's a single visual most associated with Superman, it would almost undoubtedly be the cover to Action Comics #1: the first appearance of the Man of Steel. Before the superhero genre was crystallized as a concept, here was a man in a garish red and blue suit lifting a car over his head as terrified onlookers fled away from him.

    Brightburn pays tribute to the visual in a surprisingly subtle way. After his uncle Noah finds out about his violent tendencies, Brandon begins tormenting the guy on a dark stretch of road.

    Finally, Brandon lifts the car up into the air off-camera. The filmmakers don't make it overly explicit, but it's undeniably a reference to Action Comics although in the source material, the occupant in the car presumably didn't smash his face in half on the steering wheel.

    There's one more major iconic moment from Superman history that Brightburn subverts: Superman saving a plane. It's an endlessly repeated moment for the Man of Steel that appears again and again in nearly every visual adaptation he's had to date. There's good reason for that; it shows exactly the scale of problems that Superman is willing and able to handle. A plane hurtling towards the ground is a job for Superman.

    Brightburn prefers to turn this symbolism on its head. The end of the film sees Brandon drop his adopted mother to the ground from high in the sky. Freed from the last remnants of his humanity, he turns to see an airplane hurtling through the air towards him. The scene cuts to a demolished airplane that's destroyed the rest of the Breyer household, leaving Brandon the only obvious survivor. Keep watching the video to see more of the small details you missed in Brightburn!

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    Man of Steal | 0:15
    Crash course | 1:12
    The Brightburn emblem | 1:59
    The spread of red | 2:43
    Dissections | 3:29
    RookerTube | 4:06
    A Super-verse | 4:38
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Comments • 1 053

  • Looper
    Looper   3 months back

    Do you think we'll get a Brightburn sequel?

    • Shinden
      Shinden  1 weeks back

      I sure hope not

    • Adolf's Moustache
      Adolf's Moustache  1 weeks back

      I NEED IT!

    • Golden HD
      Golden HD  2 weeks back


    • Mr. Nice Guy
      Mr. Nice Guy  3 weeks back

      @Believe Nothing Question Everything It was both lazy-writting and disrespectful.
      A mortal adolescent boy from an alternate universe with super abilities from Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury got killed by a Kryptonian character who went totally psychotic.

    • Dubs
      Dubs  1 months back

      I hope so. I wanna see the other "villains" solo movie to be honest.

      I thought the movie was great

  • Max
    Max  2 hours back

    Finally a movie sets it straight, guns don't kill anyone in this movie, an evil kid does. Also shows how to deal with teasing girls at school. lololol, aaand I'll just get ready for hell now.

    • Max
      Max  2 hours back

      I love that someone in hollywood is still having fun with cameras. Please let this be a continuing world.. there are so many possibilities! Horror movie Zod, Batman as a serial killer/Punisher style vigilante, Wonder Woman as a man-killing dominatrix. Not to mention all the fun to be had with an aging Brightburn. Horror/Superhero is such a viable genre.

      • Fire And Stone
        Fire And Stone  2 days back

        You mean eastereggs

        • Azzan Khan
          Azzan Khan  3 days back

          The mum was so stupid in this movie

          • singram
            singram  4 days back

            Was the diner set the same as that used in The Dead Don't Die? They sure looked similar

            • Dimitri Valkir
              Dimitri Valkir  6 days back

              You imagine we missed this? What are fuckin' stupid?

              • SubscribeItWontHURT
                SubscribeItWontHURT  6 days back

                Also Elizabeth Banks look exactly like Parker Posey ( An actress who played the damsell in distress during the car without break chase sequence in Superman(2006) )

                • The Prince
                  The Prince  6 days back

                  He comes from the same planet as the man of steel

                  • Luke Carson
                    Luke Carson  1 weeks back

                    I find it funny how Michael Rooker plays a Youtuber in the movie, he shows a picture of The Crimson Bolt. But in the movie Super, the Crimson Bolt actually kills Michael Rookers character.

                    • Kevin Lockhart
                      Kevin Lockhart  1 weeks back

                      Brightburn 2 should be set 5 years into the future and has a montage where Brandon does his murderous rampage everywhere in the kanas area then we see a good version of lex luthor preparing to challenge Brandon to a battle between good & evil

                      • AP AMVs
                        AP AMVs  1 weeks back

                        You forgot how the mask is symbolised to the speech he made about bees in the beginning of the film

                        • xuchia117
                          xuchia117  1 weeks back

                          I loved this movie. Really hoe they make a sequel

                          • NightcoreSyan
                            NightcoreSyan  1 weeks back

                            This movie is ass

                            • Shinden
                              Shinden  1 weeks back

                              give me my 5 minutes and half back

                              • Know How To
                                Know How To  1 weeks back

                                it would be great to see if the Villains that we usually knew will be the Superheroes to save the world

                                • arash kahedi
                                  arash kahedi  1 weeks back

                                  The bottom left guy in the end credits is Bolt from the film super. He doesn’t have any powers just like batman so that leaves the question mark to be evil flash since he would be too fast to anyone to see who it is

                                  • Botza Brand
                                    Botza Brand  2 weeks back

                                    YOU DON’T BUTT IN LINE

                                    • Kani i
                                      Kani i  2 weeks back

                                      Next dc movie : *superman vs brightburn*

                                      • ChocolateChibs
                                        ChocolateChibs  2 weeks back

                                        Berserk For the Win

                                        • Aniket Sawant
                                          Aniket Sawant  2 weeks back

                                          Why the fuck they started explaining the movie all of a sudden?🤣

                                          • Exosus V2
                                            Exosus V2  2 weeks back

                                            I hope General Zod is a good guy

                                            • Exosus V2
                                              Exosus V2  2 weeks back

                                              We need a superhero doomsday

                                              • John Wick
                                                John Wick  2 weeks back

                                                Justice league of horror..

                                                • Spaghetti Noodle
                                                  Spaghetti Noodle  2 weeks back

                                                  Man of steel not steal

                                                  • micsquzzy106
                                                    micsquzzy106  3 weeks back

                                                    Only the Crimson Bolt can defeat BB, GO DWIGHT!

                                                    • Jonny Hampton
                                                      Jonny Hampton  4 weeks back

                                                      This was the worst movie ever

                                                      • red panther97
                                                        red panther97  4 weeks back

                                                        Brandon's mask looks similar to zod's helmet in man of steel

                                                        • Cole Hensley
                                                          Cole Hensley  4 weeks back

                                                          In the dream that his father has where his mom is holding Brandon after the ship crashes on their farm, she has a purple streak in her hair like the little girl has... the one who Brandon destroys her hand...weird connection but it's only in the dream, every other scene her hair is completey blonde.. makes me think it was a weird way to show he is controlling the dad's dream

                                                          • Youdude
                                                            Youdude  4 weeks back

                                                            tell me, do you bleed?

                                                            • zame khan
                                                              zame khan  1 months back

                                                              I think superman will came and kill or change brandon in BB2

                                                              • Goblin Savage
                                                                Goblin Savage  1 months back

                                                                I swear this dude ultraman

                                                                • Kill Bill
                                                                  Kill Bill  1 months back

                                                                  One of the biggest details that even Looper missed is Superman was sent to earth because Krypton was destroyed but Brandon was sent to earth to destroy Earth. Once he gets to an age where he can use his powers efficiently and is not dependent on the hist family, his space ship starts to talk to him and that's how he turns evil. You can even hear something along the lines of destroy or conquer earth.

                                                                  • Fernando S. P.
                                                                    Fernando S. P.  1 months back

                                                                    a crime syndicate of amérika" s movie ... it could will be great !!!!!!

                                                                    • Ghost E
                                                                      Ghost E  1 months back

                                                                      Who be his Arch enemy

                                                                      • godsholysoldier
                                                                        godsholysoldier  1 months back

                                                                        Strong my ass waite till this guy meets goku ultra instinct form

                                                                        • Final Incept
                                                                          Final Incept  1 months back

                                                                          4:59 You mean Crimson Bolt?

                                                                          • tipped jungle
                                                                            tipped jungle  1 months back

                                                                            It's rubbish 🤦🏻‍♂️

                                                                            • necromancer
                                                                              necromancer  2 months back

                                                                              I've read somewhere that movie had only 7million budget!!

                                                                              • Dancing Boys
                                                                                Dancing Boys  2 months back

                                                                                Was that super man when he was little

                                                                                • Joshua Nesbitt
                                                                                  Joshua Nesbitt  2 months back

                                                                                  This movie was really refreshing to watch. I’ve kinda have gotten burned out with all the superhero movies. It’s nice to watch something that is different and honestly I find villains much more interesting characters.

                                                                                  • supawooky
                                                                                    supawooky  2 months back

                                                                                    I think at 5:15 James Gunn is hinting at another Austin Powers movie.

                                                                                    • Richard Thomson
                                                                                      Richard Thomson  2 months back

                                                                                      Awesome movie

                                                                                      • Dene Robbins
                                                                                        Dene Robbins  2 months back

                                                                                        Why is this movie being so overanalyzed? it was mediocre at best, this whole wasps and bees still doesn't explain why he was evil and what the ship did to him to change him, what makes Superman so interesting is his back story his lore, this kid has nothing but some shit fan theories and a mumbling ship in a barn.

                                                                                        • Rianto Jong
                                                                                          Rianto Jong  2 months back

                                                                                          Another small detail, the time brandon drop his mom from the sky. The thriller background music is from SMALLVILLE early season.

                                                                                          • CIA 4GENT
                                                                                            CIA 4GENT  2 months back

                                                                                            But how the government will kill him if he’s strong as superman ?

                                                                                            • RayBjorn Andreasen
                                                                                              RayBjorn Andreasen  2 months back

                                                                                              could be me, but the symbol isnt it just stylized Bright Burn 2 B's mirroring themselves ?

                                                                                              • 0613
                                                                                                0613  2 months back

                                                                                                I think the cop in the movie pointed it out

                                                                                            • 360 Entertainment
                                                                                              360 Entertainment  2 months back

                                                                                              I honestly thought the symbol looked like 2 Bs back to back!

                                                                                              • 0613
                                                                                                0613  2 months back

                                                                                                I think the cop in the movie pointed that out