Bright: A World You Need to Discover
Cast: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry
Directed by:David Ayer
Daryl Ward is a human cop, but in the world he lives in, he finds himself forced to team up with an Orc. There are many prejudices around their partnership and even Daryl and Nick are prejudiced about each other. In some situations the tension rise but then they have to find a weapon. A weapon so important that many are prepared to kill for. Will they have each other’s backs till the end?
Bright is very intensely focused on the racial divide between humans, orcs, elves, fairies. Yet it is done in such a way that you immediately accept their existence. I did not find myself questioning the possibilities of this to be real. Fairies are seen like pests that get swatted out of the air and elves are the flashy multimillionaires others may look up to. Magic and wands are just as commonplace as the speaking of a foreign language. Nobody questions it, it is their world and they have accepted it as it is.
But I find that the racism directed towards orcs is very on point with what we see happening nowadays. The opening sequence of the film is wonderful in that respect, filled with racially tense graffiti, it genuinely sets the tone at once for the movie. I also have to point out the amazing work the make-up artists have done on the actors.
I have seen many negative comments about this movie, people shooting it down without really understanding the core message of it all. Don’t be like that, don’t be put off by those people. Watch it for yourself and form your own judgment. Maybe you will find it flawed or maybe you will find it amazing, but in the end, just watch it and admire it for what it is, an original idea.
A second installment has already been announced and I am really looking forward to that!