In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Title Bright
Release Date 2017-12-22
Genres Action Crime Fantasy
Production Companies Netflix, Overbrook Entertainment, Clubhouse Pictures (II)
Production Countries United States of America


Movie Queen41
Not as horrible as critics make it out to be. But it's really only worth seeing on streaming.This would not be worth seeing in the theatre. It's a mash up of gritty cop drama and Lord of the Rings-style fantasy. It's an interesting concept, but most of the characters are underdeveloped, especially the villains. Only Joel Edgerton's Orc character is a fully fleshed out, compelling character. He is the best thing in the film.
Almost a great film, but the ending lets it down just a bit. The concept is brilliant: buddy cop + _Lord of the Rings_ sequel. What you'd expect is a somewhat humorous popcorn action flick. Instead, Bright turns out to be quite dark and deep. It's about racial prejudice, for a start. It's about police corruption. It's about hard choices and trusting people you don't like. And, of course, it's about good versus evil. The Orcs are a stand-in for just about any oppressed minority. It's a clever bit of allegory, if a bit obvious. Less obvious is the portrayal of the Elves, who turn out to be the arrogant, uber-entitled 0.1-percenters. If you always thought the elves in LOTR were a bit snooty, you'll love this switcheroo. Will Smith is as good as ever, playing an older and more world-weary version of his character from films like _I Robot_. Joel Edgerton is fine as the Orc, and Noomi Rapace seems to have been born to play an evil Elf. Unfortunately, after a lot of gritty action superbly directed by Ayer, the ending arrives as a bit of an action-movie cliche. There was so much more meat here, in the characters, in the politics, in the weird magical backdrop. I was hoping for a more character-driven ending, instead of the usual mindless brute-force head-bashing (as superbly exemplified by every DC comix movie of recent years). Nonetheless, Bright is well worth a watch. It fails in some of its higher aspirations, but reverts to being a very entertaining buddy-cop romp. Which isn't so bad.
Ninety nine times out of a hundred, whenever I have a varying opinion with critics at large, I understand how we have both come to our separate opinions and move on with my day. About once a year though, there is a movie where all I can think about the vast majority disliking a movie is: "This world is fucking crazy". The last time it happened was with _Chappie_, and today, it happened again with _Bright_. _Final rating:★★★½ - I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

Fresh Beat Sandy Bell Pandorasbox Angelina Jolie Movies Dual Audio Don T Worry He Won T Get Far On Foot Catharine Valente Z Force 10 From Navarone Fifty Shades Of Grey A Thunder Of Drums My Lady Of Fatima Jungle Girl The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980 Two Woulda Of Jenny Logen Mothman Terry Serpico Demi Qello Concerts Moon Spinners Falling For Grace Deool Sesame Street Being Green Sorry To Bother You A Place To Call Home Absolute Beginners Cardio Korean Movies Tattoo A Love Story Danielle Steel Bijuterii Betrayed Cargo Why Did I Get Married The Play Superserfly Atomic Cafe Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo Uttarayan Hunt For The Wilderpeople Peppa Pig Puzzle Good Witch Jewels Daniel Steel Hilarious No Go Love Endures Babe I Love You Mackenna S Gold Delicious Proposal Deool Band Angelica And The King Volcano Highschool Shola Fire Of Love The Happytime Murders Secrets Objects Black Sun Nine Miles Bruder The Pursuit Of J D I Cooper The Mini Witch I Pass For White Bob And Jack S 52 Year Love Endure Ok Kanmani Tamil Movie Agatha Raisin Remembrance Rose Red Blood And Circumstance Gigolo Hk 2015 Good Witch S T Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Full Movie Steve Burns Cheaters Uncensored Single Ladies Golden Shoes Dong Chang Ho Eui Mok Jeok Yellow Submarine Boarding House No 24 Nowhere Safe Escape Of The Birdmen Haikyuu Movie 1 The Devil S Disciple 1959 Suzy Multicultural Peoples Of North America Drama Korea My Husband S Woman Eating Animals Donna Summer Live And More Encore Tamil Film The Cokeville Miracle Sandybell Frost A Zed And Two Hera Purple Devil Godness Movie Amor Estranho Amor Vom Richhofen End Brpwn Working Girl Alistair Cooke Bath House Italy Jewels 1992 Mamma Mia Here We Go Again Medea Class Reunion Stricly Sexaul Serie Colditz Keep Running Sir Yes Sir