In new horror movie Brightburn, a child from another world crash-lands on Earth, only instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he’s something far worse.
Directed by David Yarovesky; Elizabeth Banks, Meredith Hagner, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and star…
Banks is my reason for wanting to see this one. Whether I make it to the theatre or not is another matter entirely. I mean, after all, this is categorised as horror rather than horror / drama / mystery. You know, like A Quiet Place (2017) – a scary-ish movie I had no issue watching because I knew it wouldn’t be too scary due to it only being part horror rather than solely categorised as horror.
I knew I’d end up watching Home, if only because of Jim Parsons, an Actor rightly celebrated for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
Also starring Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and directed by Tim Johnson, Home centres around a cute purple alien called Oh and his friendship with earthling girl, Tip (Rihanna).
The Boov, Oh’s alien race are undeniably cute and Home has several amusing moments – my favourite of which is when Oh learns about dancing. The way the story of the Gorg is concluded at the end is also great.
You may find the ‘bad English’ / interesting way that the Boov speak quite annoying. I sure did at first. But now, after a second viewing, the word adorable comes to mind instead.
The story is engaging but don’t be surprised if you get the urge to watch The Big Bang Theory as Home plays. Something to do with the pace of Home, perhaps. It could also be more about the power of the brilliant character that is Shelley Cooper.