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Jackson A. Dunn leads the cast of Brightburn in the titular role of a child turned super villain.

‘Brightburn’ doesn’t stick the superhero landing

By Parker Otto, Columnist | May 30, 2019

A child possessing superpowers and using them for evil sounds like a good concept. In fact, the story of “Brightburn” mirrors that of Superman’s origin. However, due to a clunky script and lack of characterization, “Brightburn” is anything but...

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