'Bright' feels original and fleetingly ambitious with its meshing of fantastical elements and hard-knock policing to envision Los Angeles some 2000 years after the battle of Helms Deep. But it’s a bit of a wreck. You realize the film is fighting a losing battle when it starts with a bland montage likening Orcs to African Americans who have faced centuries of oppression. The lack of tact with its political undertones is to be one of its major failings (*cough* graffiti of Orcs doing the Black Power salute *cough*). Beyond this, It’s generally tedious and bursting at the seams too many ideas from writer Ma Landis, when simplicity may have been its saving grace.
Brad William Henke Joins Will Smith in 'Bright'
Brad William Henke of Orange is the New Black fame has joined Will Smitha nd Joel Edgerton in Netflix's Bright. David Ayer is directing the $90 million picture, which marks Netflix's most expensive feature length venture to date.
Lucy Fry Joins Will Smith in Netflix Feature Film 'Bright'
Lucy Fry has joined David Ayer's next film, the Netflix feature Bright. The film already boasts some huge talent including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomie Rapace.
Netflix Eyeing David Ayer and Will Smith Feature Project 'Bright'
Netflix's stakes in the TV market are not small, and the streaming service has become an enormous success on the back of their slate of original programming. With plenty to come from the company while it continues to pump out some of TV's greatest current shows, they aren't looking to shy away from the big screen.
Will Smith and David Ayer Team Up for Max Landis-Scripted 'Bright'
With their Suicide Squad collaboration coming up, it seems David Ayer and star Will Smith enjoyed each others company, as they look to reunite for a new project.