The problem with Max Landis as a writer is that he always wants his films to be everything they could be rather than function effectively as one or two things they should be. "Bright" is a race parable, a cop-drama, and a mythical fantasy and, on those pretenses, it fails not once, but thrice. The racial allegory is hammy, the cop-drama has the dramatic depth of "Bad Boys," and there is no attempt to create a world.
The setting could make this sort of an American District 9 (and with fantasy, where Blomkamp uses classic sci-fi dystopia). Too bad the narrative makes this little more than a cop flick: Car chases and gunfight every 15 minutes, a cop fighting the system, running away from mayhem as much as trying to do the right stuff. Just like the vampires, orks and elves and the likes of it are becoming trivial, even boring.
So much potential, love the world and some of the characters but the writing really lets it down. There are too many nothing scenes where it's just two guys repeating cliche lines from every cop movie ever and not enough diving into the magical subject matter. The Last Witch Hunter is a more successful magic-in-present-day movie than this.
Outstanding, Will Smith brings his best and so does the excellent Joel Edgerton, best Netflix film so far. The world and the story are so rich and the love Ayer poured all over this project is palpable, the already confirmed sequel can't come soon enough.
So decided on a 2nd Netflix exclusive tonight, Bright. Man this is pretty bad, script and plot is bad (but quite as bad as cloverfield paradox), feel this could definitely have been better with some rewrites 2*
Ayer, dopo l'ingiustificabile gaffe rappresentata da "Suicide Squad", si ripropone a braccetto con Netflix in una prova migliore della precedente (ci voleva poco), ma comunque molto scarsa. Un ammasso indecifrabile tra Bad Boys, Wolf Among Us e Training Day, che nel cercare di coprire tre generi differenti, finisce per fallire su ogni fronte narrativo. L'idea alla base è pure interessante, il problema è lo sviluppo.
A terrible film. Netflix really churns out some terrible product sometimes and this is one of those times. I would say Noomi Rapace is the only redeeming part of this film, as the rest of the actors, and director phone it in big time. A total waste of my time. Avoid