Bright Is Another Reason Why Critics Can Suck It
You know whose opinion I trust? My friends. You know what all of my friends watched over the weekend? Bright.
Bright is the story of a cop who's partnered with an Orc in a society populated by elves, fairies, orcs, and others. There's very little backstory, but why would you need it? Just imagine some fantasy races alongside the people you live with today.
The movie really isn't anything more than some of our old buddy cop movies like "48 Hours", "Lethal Weapon" or even Will Smith's "Bad Boys" series. For that reason alone, it's incredibly enjoyable. It's about race relations, cop/partner dynamics, bustin' on each other, and an incredibly powerful magic wand.
Bright directed for Netflix by the same guy who made Suicide Squad (with Will Smith), which gave lazy critics another reason to just pile on the hate. Now keep in mind these critics rarely have any valid points about the movie, but come at it from a nerd point of view like "Harley Quinn would never do that". Seriously, shut up. Each movie is its own universe and it doesn't have to carry around the baggage of decades of comics.
So, why even speak up for this movie? Well, Bright is Netflix's first attempt at a big budget blockbuster type movie, when it was over, I even said, "wow, I would have paid to see that at the movies". We all got to see this very entertaining movie for free (with our subscription) to kick off Christmas weekend. It was a gift, it was fun, it had great music and it was memorable. In short, I'd like to see Netflix make more movies and drop more surprises like this for us, including a sequel to this movie.
Go into it with a smile, and you'll enjoy it (probably more than the last movie you paid to see at the theater). You want "real critics"? Well, everyone on my Facebook who commented on it really enjoyed it. So, suck it, film nerds, Bright rules.
***WARNING. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TRAILERS THAT GIVES AWAY A LOT OF THE MOVIE. SKIP IT IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THE MOVIE SOON***