Bright lands hot in the spotlight as, potentially, one of the worst movies released in 2017. Even with the star power of Will Smith and Joel Edgerton this movie still manages to crumble.
Director David Ayer’s (End of Watch and Suicide Squad) career is starting to become more and more of a roller coaster, sad. On paper, Bright sounded like an intriguing concept – a buddy cop story set in an alternate world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. Yes, it sounds goofy but there was some great potential here if done right. Sadly, director Ayer’s newest film completely missed the mark. The film is just as loud and dumb as Suicide Squad was. Bright is a two-dimensional film filled with flimsy storytelling and yawning action sequences. This bloated mess isn't worth defending, Bright is a fantasy-drama done wrong.
Will Smith is a human cop who is forced to work with an Orc (Joel Edgerton) to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. Edgerton tries to muster up a good performance, but is crushed by the weight of Ayer’s sloppy direction. On the other hand, Smith hasn’t starred in a decent movie in about a decade. It's such a pity because he's really a great actor, but over the years he’s been constantly choosing lousy roles. Bright tires to accomplish the hard-hitting cop drama and social commentary mixed with fantasy, but it ultimately falls painfully short of those expectations. In the end, everything else on Netflix is an overall better watch and choice. Netflix’s $90 million big-budget film goes down the drain. “Another one bites the dust.”
Bright is NR (Not Rated).