Actors Will Smith and Joel Edgerton bring us a fresh new tale of "Bright" to Netflix. In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.
This film has been a hot topic since its release date of December 22nd, 2017. As Critics smash the film into the ground. Claiming it is a muddled mess of a film which fails to connect two genres together. No new fresh concepts or creative ideas. Now should we take what the critics say? Not watch the film because they themselves did not enjoy the film? Critics such as rotten tomatoes are giving this film a 33% and IMBD 6.6/10.0. Claiming this is just a modern day rip off of lord of the rings. Fans are hailing this film is as a surprise and gem of the movie. The average fan score is at about 93% at the moment. What do I think? Personally love the film. I think it is an excellent idea of combining the fantasy genre and cop drama genre. I believe it was well blended and executed. This film has so much to offer. It leaves you wanting more.
This film is not without its problems however. I do believe the film did a poor job in back story of how we got to this point. I think this film could have greatly benefited from either some sort of setup or flash back sequence. To help set up the different factions of races. Lacked in explanation of who this dark lord is and what it is capable of. I can see the similarities of what critics are saying this is just a rip off of Lord of the Rings. Although I avidly disagree. The Ring : The wand. Sauron (Creator of the ring) : The Dark Lord. Races of the people. I think they are notable but are not the same at all. People using fantasy races such as orcs and elves as a connecting point to say they are just ripping off lord of the ring, obviously, do not read fantasy novels.
What is there not to love about this film? There are highly intense shoot outs. A intriguing world we are in. Fantasy galore, from an orc cop to orcs gangs. Humans and elves. Even centaurs, fairies, and dragons. We have a dark lord, magic, and wands. That combined with current social issues of race makes for a great story. The massive undertaking that Max Landis (Screenplay) and David Ayers (Director) blending two worlds together was incredible. In my opinion they did a wonderful job.
Do not take my word for it. Do not takes your friends, family, or critics word for it. Get out there, dive into a new world. Be the judge for yourself.
I hope to see a follow up to this film. Whether it be a Sequel or a Prequel. I want more.