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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

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Max Landis
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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bright See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The following graffiti can be found on the city's walls, at the beginning of the movie: "Only a Bright can control the power of the wand. (The Great Prophecy 7:15)" (Not a graffiti.), "In the beginning, God created all races equal. (But Elves are more equal.)," "Orcs fight for you... Who fights for us?," "In Magic We Trust. (Die)," "Be Yourself," "Jirak Lives" and "They hold you up to keep us down." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Daryl Ward: All right, look, I got the wand, but I need something.
Kandomere: You need forgiveness.
Daryl Ward: If I give you this wand, and let's just say, I don't know, somebody accused me of some dumb shit, like killing a bunch of cops, a man like you could fix that shit, right?
Kandomere: If you were protecting a weapon of magic from, let's say, corrupt individuals, there would be no charges.
Daryl Ward: That's exactly what happened... hypothetically.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bright (2017) See more »

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Written by John Baldwin Gourley (as John Gourley), David Sardy and Casey Bates
Produced by David Sardy (as D. Sardy)
Co-Produced by Casey Bates
Performed by Portugal. The Man
Portugal. The Man appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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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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