Director David Ayer
Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Set in a world where mystical 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.
I had it in my mind that Bright was going to be released a little later then it actually was, so even though I did catch it on the day it was released on Netflix, my apologies for taking so long to actually write the review. But I suppose waiting to write this was good thing because as it turns out Netflix has a sequel in the works for Bright.
Other critics seem to be on the bandwagon of hate in respects to Bright. Well, I liked it, partly because Fantasy is one of the genres that doesn’t seem to have a lot of movies in the mainstream.
Bright has a very solid cast full of familiar and unfamiliar faces and at least one person in the form of Lucy Fry who I was pleasantly surprised to see (Bright is a little different to some of the TV work I have seen of hers). Will Smith’s movies can be somewhat of a mixed bag, though it seems that one of the constants of one of his performances is his ability for banter. This ability with banter only makes his onscreen chemistry with Joel Edgerton seem all the better. I also loved the villains in this movie they were properly brutal like all good villains should be.
I was also struck by the similarities between Bright and the final act of Ayer’s 2012 movie End of Watch.