The only downside was the duration. Far too short of course. But otherwise, this superhero parody, peppered with SF and horror elements, is simply sublime.
Unlike Clark Kent, young Brandon Breyer’s (Jackson A. Dunn) powers don’t manifest until his twelfth birthday (aliens obviously knew the exact date he was going to land on Earth and use the same calendar as we do) and then the straight-A student and all-round nice kid starts to change.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see Superman completely high off Red Kryptonite? Of course, we all have and thanks to Brightburn, we get a pleasantly good look at what NOT having an emotional tie to humanity can do to a overpowered being.