A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
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
The movie has undeniable similarities with the table top role playing game Shadowrun. Shadowrun is mentioned in the short video posted by Netflix on twitter in which the sequel is announced. See more »
During the shootout. the SUV's windows are broken in scenes where Ward and Jakoby are crouching, and not initially broken when they stand up to shoot. See more »
So Bright was met with highly mixed reviews and I can entirely see why.
Bright tells a story in a world full of multiple races, man stands alongside orcs, elves and if you pay attention you can see others. Focusing on two police officers and a plot involving a magic wand and the chaos it brings.
The cast are great, though Joel Edgerton is unrecognisable in his orc makeup and until afterwards I didn't know that was Noomi Rapace either!
The effects are great both practical and cgi, the soundtrack is solid and the movie ticks most boxes. The box it most adamantly ticks is the one for originality, it's a fantastic concept and I question whether it would have made more sense to do this as a television series instead.
Sadly it's alarmingly flawed, the story they chose was really quite generic, it felt very rushed in places and absolutely nothing about this world and its history was explained which I find to be a bad call.
Bright had unlimited potential but only came out as a slightly above average quality movie. My hope is that it becomes a franchise, whether a sequel or a series this is one of those concepts that should be grabbed with both hands because it reeks of money.
Very nice try but should have been better.
Great social commentary
A lot of potential
Story was a tad cliched
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
If you play stupid games you win stupid prizes
Triangle formation on public roads makes perfect sense
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