eabaker wrote:Couldn't disagree more. What you're proposing would seem to completely undercut the intent of the story, which is to examine the potential dangers of anyone having superpowers. Take the human element (so to speak) out of it, and the story ceases to really be about anything.
To each their own then. I feel becoming evil because you were bullied or an outcast is honestly generic and cliche that's been done already. The Halloween remake for one already did that.
That way I feel by doing the whole Michael Myers approach it gives out more eerie mystery to it such as maybe this is in his species nature hence the theories viewers could come up with like being the vanguard of an alien invasion or tradition his species does by sending their own children to other planets to take over.
Plus the potential that overtime as he begins showing his sinister ways the more his appearance degrades into a more alien-like appearance and maybe even something creepy as The One and Only proposed.
I may have been wrong about Brandon morphing, devolving into something nasty. Or nastier. The "proboscis" may have been just the stitching on the lad's hood. Using something thick like shoe laces, or bailer twine for it. In some ways this flick reminds me of the 1982 horror flick, The Beast Within
Which dealt with a kid who comes down a mysterious illness just a few days shy of his eighteenth birthday. The same kid was the product of his mother being raped by an unknown individual when she ,and her husband ran out of gas on a remote country road. Basically, the kid was transforming into, both mentally and physically, into the thing that assaulted his mother. But the idear of Brandon switching to some pre-programed mission during the field incident when knocked down could. Like the lad in The Beast Within
when he hit eighteen. Or the IRON GIANT
, when the title character saw his friend maimed. The giant alien war machine switched over to World Devastator mode when angered. Also, I wonder if the flick might focus more on Elizabeth Bank's character. A bit blind to the seed of evil in the boy she raised. Even covering up some of Brandon's more odd activities. Warned by everyone the boy ain't right, Ignoring, not willing to believe it until it's too late. I also wonder if the ship, vehicle that brought him to the world, might be doing something else than relay instructions. Maybe building something ?