• Todd Puhl

Movie Review: Bright

Updated: May 27, 2019

The hyped-up Netflix original film with Will Smith and Orcs has already renewed. It did take a beating by the critics, but was it really that bad?



“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.”

Daryl Ward (Will Smith) is forced to work with the first Orc Cop, Nick Jakoby(Joel Edgerton) and ends up taking a shotgun blast to the chest. Mainly because Nick was not paying attention and Nick was not able to catch the perp. So, we thought.

Now the film takes place in a world where Elves are the Upper-Class Citizen, Orcs are the lower class crime element and Human’s well, in the meat in the shit sandwich. Human’s still attempt to police the city and Elves are more like a FBI style presence.

However, my biggest gripe about this film that there is literally no backstory on how Elves, Orcs and Humans came to be. Just opened as its normal and that’s how life is. I found that frustrating especially with the large library of books, games and movies that depict constant struggles between all these types of creatures.

Oh, don’t worry. Can’t have a DND type movie with a magic wand. You read that right. The movie revolves around a magic wand and stopping it from falling into the wrongs persons hands. Of course, you have your dark elves who want to take over the world. What kind of movie would it be?

The film was crucified because of the narrative and back story wasn’t really explained. I can understand that, but we also thought the movie “Shoot ‘Em Up” and John Wick were amazing flicks. But yet their stories in the grand scheme were weak.

I’d say check this out and await the sequel that will hopefully drop next year.


#bright #willsmith #joeledgarton

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