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Bright (2017)

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A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

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David Ayer

Writer:

Max Landis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Daryl Ward
Joel Edgerton ... Nick Jakoby
Noomi Rapace ... Leilah
Edgar Ramírez ... Kandomere (as Edgar Ramirez)
Lucy Fry ... Tikka
Veronica Ngo ... Tien
Alex Meraz ... Serafin
Happy Anderson ... Montehugh
Ike Barinholtz ... Pollard
Dawn Olivieri ... Sherri Ward
Matt Gerald ... Hicks
Margaret Cho ... Sergeant Ching
Joseph Piccuirro ... Brown
Brad William Henke ... Dorghu
Jay Hernandez ... Rodriguez
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In Los Angeles, humans live with orcs and elves in a world where fantasy creatures do exist. LAPD police officer Dayl Ward is the first human cop having the orc police officer Nick Jakoby as a partner. When Ward is shot by an orc and Jakoby does not capture the shooter, he questions whether Jakoby lets the fellow orc escape. During a patrol, Ward and Jakoby arrest a man that tells that there is a prophecy and Ward is blessed. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs press Ward to find the truth about the escape of the shooter so that they can fire Jakoby. The magic department of the FBI interrogates the man that belongs to the terrorist Shield of Light group which protects brights so that they can prepare for the return of the Dark Lord that will destroy the world. Ward and Jakoby are summoned to attend a disturbance and they stumble upon a Shield of Light safe-house where they arrest the elf Tikka and bag her magic wand. Soon they learn that Tikka is hunted down by the evil and powerful rogue elf... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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orc | buddy movie | elf | magic | wand | See All (466) »


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This movie was on the 2018 Academy shortlist for possible nominations in the "Makeup and Hairstyling" category. See more »

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When Ward, Jacobi, and Tikki are in the convenience store, the clerk inches toward the window. Ward warns him to step away, and the clerk is shot from the outside. However, the blood stain from the squib appears the just before the first bullet hits him. See more »

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Nick Jakoby: I think we might be in a Prophecy.
Daryl Ward: We're not in a Prophecy, all right?
Nick Jakoby: How do you know?
Daryl Ward: We're in a stolen Toyota Corolla.
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They hold you up to keep us down. See more »

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References Shrek (2001) See more »

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Las Chaparritas
Written by Xocoyotzin Herrera
Performed by Banda Sinaloense Azpericueta feat. Elio Armas
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Looks Like a Pilot of a TV Series
27 December 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Los Angeles, humans live with orcs and elves in a world where fantasy creatures do exist. LAPD police officer Dayl Ward (Will Smith) is the first human cop having the orc police officer Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) as partner. When Ward is shot by an orc and Jakoby does not capture the shooter, he questions whether Jakoby lets the fellow orc escape. During a patrol, Ward and Jakoby arrest a man that tells that there is a prophecy and Ward is blessed. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs press Ward to find the truth about the escape of the shooter so that they can fire Jakoby. The magic department of the FBI interrogates the man that belongs to the terrorist Shield of Light group and they learn that they are preparing the return of the Dark Lord that will destroy the world. Ward and Jakoby are summoned to attend a disturbance and they stumble upon a Shield of Light safehouse where they arrest the elf Tikka (Lucy Fry) and her magic wand. Soon they learn that Tikka is hunted down by the evil and powerful elf Leilah (Noomi Rapace) and her gang and they need to protect Tikka and the wand; otherwise the world will be destroyed. What will they do?

"Bright" is an action film that looks like a pilot of a TV series. The screenplay begins too rushed in a world of orcs and elves living with humans without explanation. But as soon as the viewer understands the big picture of this fascinating Los Angeles and the character motives, the film becomes very attractive with great potential of a sequel (or a series). My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Bright"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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