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IF you're scared [...].

IF you're scared by the way puberty turns boys into teenage mood-swinging monsters, then you'll be terrified by this horror twist on the Superman story, produced by the brain behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy films.

A childless couple discovers a meteorite containing a two-year-old alien on their Kansas farm and adopt him.

But 10 years later their happiness is destroyed when young Brandon discovers he has powers of speed, flight wasn't put on Earth to pursue truth, justice and the American way.

Instead he's possessed of unthinking sense of predatory entitlement as he begins a toxic campaign of terror against the town's womenfolk, making for a challenging change of tone for Pitch Perfect star Elizabeth Banks, who plays his mother.

With references to vampires and the eyeball-slicing antics of early cinema, the smart staging of the strong script delivers excellent character work, social commentary, biblical torment and knucklebiting gory thrills.


as Brandon Breyer

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 23, 2019
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