Bright (2017)

bright

So at the moment I’ve been binge-watching ‘Mad Men’ on Netflix like crazy and then decided to take a break and watch a movie instead.  This movie has been advertised in the cinema, as well as on Netflix itself and I really liked the look of it so thought I’d give it a go…

So the concept for this film is quite interesting, it’s basically about a world where fairy tale creatures such as elves co-exist with humans in one world. There’s a back story to it and a war has been fought but you only really hear a little bit about that which is why I think there will be another movie…

So the main characters and our ‘heroes’ for this film are Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton). Ward is a LA cop with a wife, daughter and money problems and Jakoby is an Orc that just wants to get on with his life but is hated by all other orcs because he is a cop.

So there’s a evil magical cult that are trying to bring back the ‘Dark Lord‘ and a rebel elf that steals a magic wand as she’s trying to stop them.  Ward and Jakoby respond to a call and end up in the middle of it all.  This results in them being hunted by both humans and magical creature alike.  The rebel elf ‘Tikkais probably the weakest character in this and that’s my only problem with this movie. I mean she has the guts to get the wand in the first place and rebel and then she just goes down hill, barely any dialogue which is a shame really.

This movie is very likeable, it’s got some good one liners and comedy but it’s also got some good action scenes and the makeup and CGI is brilliantly done, I mean just look at Joel’s makeup on the poster.  I think this has to be the biggest budget wise Netflix has had to play with for one of their originals because you’ve got a couple of big actors and some great effects here as well as a decent story-line.  We’ve all seen Will Smith as a cop and him do comedy sci-fi before so you just expect something good and you’re not disappointed, well I wasn’t… (Although I was hoping for an alien pug…)

Perfect Popcorn Score – Bright gets a solid eight from me, good humour, action and effects but one or two characters just let the movie down a bit… 8/10 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s