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Bright (2017)

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Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

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... Daryl Ward
... Nick Jakoby
... Leilah
... Kandomere (as Edgar Ramirez)
... Tikka
... Tien
... Serafin
... Montehugh
... Pollard
... Sherri Ward
... Hicks
... Sergeant Ching
... Brown
... Dorghu
... 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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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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Max Landis stated that he turned down an additional $1 million for the sale of the script because he wanted David Ayer to direct. He had written the script specifically for Ayer. See more »

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When Brown talks to Ward in the locker room, his arm was lying on the locker, but the following cut scene has both of his hands holding the dipping tobacco. See more »

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Nick Jakoby: [after gangster picks up the wand] Where did they all go?
Daryl Ward: I think we're breathing 'em.
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They hold you up to keep us down. See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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FTW (F*ck the World)
Written by ASAP Rocky (as Rakim Mayers), DJ Khalil (as Khalil Abdul-Rahman) and Tom Morello
Produced by DJ Khalil
Performed by ASAP Rocky (as A$AP Rocky) and Tom Morello
A$AP Rocky appears courtesy of A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
Tom Morello appears courtesy of Mom + Pop/Sony Australia
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A Good film, but could have been great!
22 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Firstly, let me just say regarding the critics score, if you can give The Last Jedi 86% and then give this 28% you have zero credibility. Sure, critics have always been harsh and sometime don't follow popular opinion, but that's just clearly pandering to the big studios so you're not black listed and trying to appear credible by slamming this film.

So, on to the review. I like the premise and really had high hopes, but it was a good movie rather than a great one. Its pretty much a mash up of Alien Nation, Training Day, End of Watch and Artemis Fowl (soon to be ruined by Disney's upcoming film no doubt).

It had all the makings of a great movie to kick start a TV series spin off, however I think it lacks the dynamic that Alien Nation had (dated, but worth a watch if you liked this). It essentially replaces aliens with magical creatures.

The effects and action were all solid and it ticked all the boxes, I just think the dynamic between Will Smith and his partner didn't work (at least in the first half) and where the Alien in Alien Nation suffered some hostility from a few bigots within the department, everyone just seemed to hate the Orc for no reason. I think a few bad apples rather than everyone being racist would have worked better and some work on the script between the two leads would have gained this another star or two, at no extra cost.

Is it GREAT, no, but its definitely worth a watch and I'll give season 1 a chance if they do a series spin off.


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