Jackson A. Dunn in Brightburn (2019)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2019 American superhero horror movie Brightburn.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

My Thoughts

While this movie was not as good as it could have been and as I had hoped, I still liked it better than some people, it was shorter on story than I had hoped and it was more of a superpowered slasher movie; but I did not hate it, and I would probably give it a rating of 6 out of 10.

Some of the visuals were better than expected, the kills were gorier than expected, and some of the acting was better than expected (like Elizabeth Banks).

I like the concept but it was not explored or explained well enough, this movie had and still has more potential, but it did not scare me or put me on edge like some parts of the television show The Boys (Season 1).

Certain things happened too fast, some details were never explained, some characters did some strange and dumb things, and so those were some of the negatives about this movie; but it still managed to be better than you would think with those flaws, but it could have been so much more.

This would be an okay movie to watch once when you are in the mood for a minor twist in the superhero/horror genre.

The end,

-John Jr


Puberty And Threats And Bribery

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I had more dreams that I remembered but I did not record them, and so now I can only barely remember part of the end of two dreams.

Dream 1

The end of this dream involved what seemed to be a documentary about puberty, and it took place inside a junior high school or high school.

I remember the dream showing students in classrooms fidgeting, looking at each other, et cetera as a narrator talked about some of the changes that happen to humans during puberty.

Some of the students got to explain some of their behavioral, physical, emotional, and social changes and they even got to explain what was going on in their minds as video footage was shown of them in the documentary.

One of the students featured was a young man with light-color skin with short dark-color hair who got to explain things that he was experiencing in detail, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

This dream was possibly inspired by me filling out a survey last night about the recent library conference that I went to on a work trip.

This dream took place in a similar or same place as the previous dream, the dream involved me going over a past event and maybe trying to explain what happened to someone, but I can not remember if it was an event that I experience or if it was me relaying the experience of someone else who told me about what they experienced (I assume that I was explaining what someone else had experienced and had explained to me).

The event took place inside a classroom where two girls and an adult were, and they were sitting at a table.

A woman with light-color skin entered the room with maybe two gunmen, the woman was in charge and did not directly threaten the children or the adult, but it was clear that she was threatening them.

The woman explained that she wanted some information, that somehow possibly partly involved some government information, and I think that she wanted the children and the adult to share this information by maybe filling out a survey or something strange like that and / or by writing down the information that they knew.

The girls and the adult refused at first, they were not sure why the woman wanted the information, and they probably felt that sharing it would be treasonous and / or that it could be used for negative purposes.

The woman did not explain why she wanted the information or what she would do with it, but her approach and the fact that she had gunmen probably meant that she would use it for negative purposes.

Instead of directly threatening them, they already felt threatened indirectly, the woman tried to bribe them.

She grabbed a piece of paper that had amounts of money on them, and she randomly chose one of the amounts as how much she would pay as a bribe and that random amount was $1.

One of the girls replied that was not enough so the woman randomly grabbed another amount, this time maybe $40 – 49, and one of the girls accepted this amount and started filling out the survey and / or writing down the information.

The other girl accepted the amount and did the same, but the adult did not and was trying to figure out what to do and maybe the adult started asking questions and telling the woman why they refused.

I did not get to see what happened next but it seemed that the adult gave in, possibly after being directly threatened at gunpoint and / or indirectly threatened and they worried about the safety of the girls, and so the adult probably filled out the survey and / or shared the information.

After explaining this past event to whoever, I guess maybe we or they were trying to find the woman and gunmen and maybe what information they had and what their plan was, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr