I’m a sucker for all things fantasy, and Bright definitely fits into that category. From the moment I saw the trailer, I knew I’d be watching it. Now without further adieu, here’s my review:
The plot revolves around two LAPD officers, one human and one orc, as they go about their work as policemen. One night on patrol, they come across a gruesome scene involving an Elf and a magic wand. Suddenly, their lives are turned upside down as everybody and their mother are trying to get hold of the wand for the power it holds.
Firstly, the world that the film was based in was fantastic. I absolutely loved the fantasy elements of it, in particular the way for the different species were depicted. Furthermore, the way the fantasy elements blended into what appeared to be current day LA made the film appear somewhat relatable to the point where it could, arguably, be considered social commentary. However, even though I am always down for a little social commentary, there were moments when I thought it was a little overdone.
In addition, another aspect of the film that I thought was overdone was the swearing. Now, I’m no stranger to a cuss word or two but I have to admit that in this case, it was too much. Every third word was a cuss word and eventually I found myself feeling a little uncomfortable. Like yeah man, we get it, you’re super hardcore but just stop with the constant cussing!
Also, whilst I did enjoy the film, I felt like it never really reached its climax. I feel like I spent most of my viewing waiting for it to finally get going, then it ended after a few “firework” moments. That’s not say that the ending wasn’t interesting but it didn’t feel like an ending (probably why there is a sequel planned). With that in mind though, I can’t help but feeling like Bright should have been a TV Series instead of film. This would have allowed for the story to be fleshed put better over a longer period of time and would have focussed the story better.
So in conclusion, I found Bright to be an enjoyable film that did a good job introducing this new, fantastical world. However, it suffered from a script that was awkward at times and pacing that made the film lag a little. Rating wise, I’ll give it a 7/10.
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