'Bright' Film review .. kind of..
TLDR: I loved it!
Remember Alien Nation? no? few can but it was epic. Thats why I was interested in seeing 'Bright'. Orcs, Elves, trip hop and bad ass effects bringing a future alien world to life.
Action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) and when you watch this movie you can see all the usual signature style sign posts: 3 second skips, edgy fresh music, dark 'arty' scenes.
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Is this a master piece I would put equal to say 'Synedock New York, The Prophet, and Nil by mouth? no. But there are some sick scenes blended skillfully with the right music in ways that surprise you and make it easy to love this one. This is a great sci fi with story's of old speaking to the heart through a story that is relevant today. And there are hip hop orc Thugs.
less Till dusk till Dawn and more Blade
less Gran Turino and more Training day
less 'The lion the witch and the wardrobe' and more 'Dark City'.
less 'Fantastic 4' and more 'Watchmen'.
This could turn into a Netfilx Series today. The movie would be the jewel in the crown.
attention grabbing: 8/10
Character development: 3/10
Overall heat: a biased unfair mathematically incorrect but don't care inflated 7/10