Bright: New Modern Fantasy/Cop Movie starring Will Smith, Directed by David Ayer

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  1. JD

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    Earlier today at Comic-Con Netlfix released the trailer for their new original movie, Bright, a gritty modern fantasy cop movie which reunites Suicide Squad star Will Smith and director David Ayer.
    The movie takes place in a fantasy version of modern day LA where humans coexist with magical creatures like fairies, orcs and elves. Will Smith plays a human cop who is teamed up with an orc cop played by Joel Edgerton, and the two end up being drawn into an investigation involving a magic wand that is described as being equivalent to a nuclear bomb at one point.

    This looks really cool to me, I love how they seem to treating this as a gritty cop drama that just happens to have orcs, elves, and a magic wand.
    I haven't really been paying that close of attention to Netflix's movies, so I was surprised to see that this looks like a really big budget, high quality movie. I was expecting something along the lines of the Syfy original movies like Sharknado, instead of this.
     
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    Ever since I saw the first trailer I've been excite.
     
  4. JD

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    Trailer #3
     
  5. Serveaux

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    Looks pretty lame. The latest iteration of "Good Cop/Weird Cop?" At least he's not a robot.
     
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    I love this kind of modern fantasy stuff, buddy cop stories, and Will Smith, so this is probably my second most anticipated movie right now after The Last Jedi.
     
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    It's on Netflix December 22nd? Cool. I'll be watching, peaked my interest .... (plus I'm already paying for it, so...)

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  8. JD

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    Is there enough interest here for it to be worth setting up a review thread?
     
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    26% and 3.4/10 on RT :-( Another Will Smith critical flop.
     
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    Reviews are merciless but I'll still give it a shot because I absolutely love Ayer's visual style. End of Watch and Fury are both amazing, Sabotage is pretty good and there's a fair amount of good stuff in Suicide Squad.
     
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    Looks like Alien Nation but with fantasy instead of sci-fi
     
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    IGN's critic thought it was OK, but Io9's was more critical. They both share the same main complaint, which is that they just shoved to many ideas and things into it, and none of it is really given the time to fully develop. It definitely sounds like this is intended to launch a bigger universe.
    Even though the reviews weren't great, neither of them were bad enough to effect my enthusiams. Definitely watching it first thing when I get up tomorrow morning.
     
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    So Will Smith wouldn't do Independence Day 2 because of some BS reasons so instead he literally makes shit. :lol:
     
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    I really enjoyed it.
    The thing I liked best about it was just the world that it created. I've often wondered what a modern day Middle Earth would be like and I thought this did a great job with that. One of the things I really got a kick out of was some of the little bits of worldbuilding that were thrown in, like the Centaur cops in a couple scenes, the dragon flying over the city at one point and the world specific graffiti that was just kind of there.
    Ward and Jacoby were great characters, and I liked the way their realtionship developed. They might not have been best buddies by the end, but there was clearly at least a bit of bonding there.
    I really wasn't to bothered by how things were developed, they might not have given us every detail of everything, but they told us enough to follow this story.
    I really enjoyed the overall story with Ward and Jacoby's developing relationship, Jacoby's issues, and the Infery.
    I'm really looking forward to revisiting this world in the sequel.
    I'm curious if we'll see Tika again, and if the fact that Ward is a Bright will come into play. Ward as a Bright seems like a pretty big thing to drop in there and not follow up on at some point.
     
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    Alien Nation is an old favorite of mine, I'm due for a rewatch.

    I was looking forward to Bright. It is a weird enough idea, so I'll still give it a chance despite any bad reviews.
     
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    Didn't really like it. I get what they were going for, but did they really need to pick LA? LA is one of the most recognizable TV cities, and as such I just found it way too distracting. If they had set it in some non-descript setting, possibly in a different country maybe, it would have worked better for me. It has the effect of feeling like they're trying really hard with the fantasy elements and it's just jarring, whereas in a non-descript location all of that would likely fit in better and they wouldn't have to try so hard.

    The story feels like a fairly generic cop story with fantasy elements grafted on.
     
  18. King Daniel Beyond

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    Saw it yesterday and liked it quite a bit.
     
  19. JD

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one who liked it. They're coming out with Funko Pop! figures next year, and I'm finding myself very tempted to get some.
     
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    I think it would loose a lot if wasn't set in a familiar real world city, part of the whole idea behind the movie was to take the fantasy stuff and put it in a real, recognizable modern setting.
    For anyone whose hesitant because of the bad reviews CBR has an article about 5 Ways Bright is Actually Better Than You Think. Their reasons are pretty much the same reasons why I liked it.