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

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    There were said to have been nine armies that fought against the Dark Lord 2 000 years ago. Do the nine armies correspond to races ? That is normally the case with fantasy armies.

    1) Humans
    2) Orcs
    3) Elves
    4) Dwarves
    5) Dragons
    6) Centaurs
    7) Lizardmen ?
    8) Fairies ?
    9) ?
     
  2. JD

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    I was wondering about that too. Even if we count the Centaurs, fairies, dragon, and reference to dwarves that's still only 6 races. Maybe there were just multiple groups of some of them?
     
  3. Beagleman

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    Wouldn't the Orcs have fought for the Dark Lord? Well, perhaps the majority did with a smaller faction against him and that's why they are still hated for it. I really enjoyed the world building they did here, glad there will be a continuation.
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    See, ironically, I feel that defeats their point as it's one of the weakest parts of the movie. They could have still set it in a real-world city like a European one, but LA just felt wrong for it and constantly took me out of the movie. Actually would be quite funny if they set it in a New-Zealand city as to poke fun at LOTR being shot there ;) On the whole, I felt it just needed more balance to make it feel more believable.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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    I'm not sure about the choice to make it such a gritty violent urban movie. It'd played a lot like similar movies about a green rookie in a corrupt police unit but I think it could've benefited from a slightly lighter touch to bring out the fantasy elements a little more. I think they were intentionally showing the fantastical elements to just be mundane and routine for the characters but that's my two cents anyway.

    I did like the raw power of the wand and how that was shown. It really felt like a dangerous and unpredictable element. Noticed that Will Smith's age is showing but it helped sell his edgier character. His more recent roles seem to be shying away from leaning on easy-going clowning ("Oh, hell no!" "I make this look good!" etc.).
     
  6. Q2UnME

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    I watched the movie today. I actually found it to be a fun, action popcorn flick. It held my attention, entertained and was pleasantly surprising. I didn’t find it to be the disaster that critics say it was.

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  7. JD

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  8. Aragorn

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    Everything Max Landis writes is the greatest script ever in his mind. Then when it doesn't turn out the way he expected, he immediately disowns it and blames everyone else.
     
  9. Venardhi

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    Finally watched it. Solid flick, if not groundbreaking. Better than most of the crap I saw last year and a lot better than any fantasy I've seen in a long time. Jacoby was probably too much of a do-gooder naive boyscout at times but for the most part the act is endearing. The cheeze around him and the other orcs near the end is the only point I found myself ready for it to go ahead and wrap up. Felt a bit 90s in a strange way.