Will Smith’s Bright just got a cool new clip.
And it shows just how cool an Orc/Human cop duo can be.
Bright stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton – two mismatched cops thrust into a plot that threatens to destroy the world as they know it. But it’s not the world as we know it. Oh, no. Despite Bright’s obvious setup as a buddy cop movie, Joel Edgerton is an Orc in a world where magic and elves are real.
And all this fuss is about a particularly dangerous magic wand…
Yes, it sounds absurd.
And that’s essentially because it is.
Bright mashes up the fantasy and buddy-cop genres to produce something very, very weird. But is it too weird? And can Bright be a good fantasy film as well as being a good buddy-cop movie?
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.”
But will Bright be any good?
I can’t say I’m holding out much hope. Sure, it’s an original concept in a sea of remakes and franchise movies… but the mismatched themes and weird dialogue makes me nervous. Then, there’s the matter of who’s behind the movie. After Suicide Squad, I just can’t get excited for another film directed by David Ayer – even despite his rather awesome war movie, Fury.
Still, pairing him with a writer like Max Landis is an interesting choice.
Although Maz Landis can be a bit hit or miss, one thing’s for certain – he’s always interesting. And given the weird and wacky concept behind this cross-genre movie, it could prove to be a stroke of genius pairing the two together.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Bright stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, as well as Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Margaret Cho, and Ike Barinholtz.
David Ayer directed the movie, based on a script by Max Landis.
Bright heads to Netflix on 22 December 2017.