Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.Director: David Ayer
Writer: Max Landis
Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Producer: David Ayer, Ted Sarandos, Bryan Unkeless
The setting of this movie isn’t easteticially pleasing, but the charactes are fascinating. LA is inhabited by more than humans, and magic isn’t a myth, it exist, it is real and it is dangerous. Tikka and Leilah are both Brights, they are powerful and have the ability to harnest magic. Humans on the other hand come across as the weak species in their inability to harness magic at all, and risk dying if they ever touch it. The plot revolves around these two characters. A magic wand has been discovered and it needs to be taken out of the strees before things get out of control, the problem is that there is a groupd of individuals trying to get their hands on that wand at all cost. As the story starts to unravel, we are right away transported into a world of magic where humans, orcs and elves try to gain control all the while trying to survive.
The story goes deep into the thin balance between right and wrong, and how descrimination affects relationships and while the movie lacks character development, it did a fantastic job exploring a very explosive and at times delicate subject matter, Racism. It also explores how descrimation is perceived , as well as how it is exploited in all societies. What Bright does best, is to show how the human nature manifest in an unrepeatant manner.
There is a lot in this movie that one could enjoy, the different societies and their hirarchy levels. It is fascinating to see LA in a way that is modern yet looks almost post-apocalyptic. Don’t hesitate to watch it, while Bright is not for everyone I think it does a good job exploring how social issues can affect modern and more diverse societies.