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Bright (2017)

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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.

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'Bright' Is Not Your Mother's Buddy-Cop Drama

Joel Edgerton, Will Smith, and director David Ayer explain how Bright, where the worlds of humans, orcs, and elves collide, is not your normal buddy-cop drama.

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In Los Angeles, humans live with orcs and elves in a world where fantasy creatures do exist. LAPD police officer Dayl Ward is the first human cop having the orc police officer Nick Jakoby as a partner. When Ward is shot by an orc and Jakoby does not capture the shooter, he questions whether Jakoby lets the fellow orc escape. During a patrol, Ward and Jakoby arrest a man that tells that there is a prophecy and Ward is blessed. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs press Ward to find the truth about the escape of the shooter so that they can fire Jakoby. The magic department of the FBI interrogates the man that belongs to the terrorist Shield of Light group which protects brights so that they can prepare for the return of the Dark Lord that will destroy the world. Ward and Jakoby are summoned to attend a disturbance and they stumble upon a Shield of Light safe-house where they arrest the elf Tikka and bag her magic wand. Soon they learn that Tikka is hunted down by the evil and powerful rogue elf... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Max Landis has stated that he turned down an additional $1 million for the sale of the script because he wanted David Ayer to direct. He had written the script specifically for Ayer. See more »

Goofs

Jakoby calls the wand a "nucular" weapon. See more »

Quotes

Daryl Ward: I need to know if you're a cop first, or an Orc first. I need to hear you say it.
Nick Jakoby: Ward, I... I wanted to be a cop since I was a little kid. I am nothing else. My badge means more to me than the air I breathe. So don't question me.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »

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Broken People
Written by Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant), Logic (as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II), David Pramik (as David Andrew Pramik), Nick Steele, Rag'n'Bone Man (as Rory Graham), Mark Crew and Dan Priddy
Produced by Alex da Kid for KIDinaKORNER
Performed by Logic and Rag'n'Bone Man
Logic appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Rag'n'Bone Man appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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Future of Cinematic releases via Streaming.
22 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Good Pacing and Entertaining modern fantasy dust up, set in a urban Los Angeles area, mixed within the racial aspects is the corrupted cop vs fair cop storylines. Its good, with well developed pacing.

But aside from a mostly solid effort, what really is instrumental here, is this is the biggest release of a movie that Netflix has done, thinking about this the other day, there are so many middling solid, but otherwise uselessly released movies to the theaters every year, failing to find a solid audience, usually because its not one of the more solid blockbusters. These movies could all be released direct to stream instead.

This really is the future of Cinema, those that jump on it, will do themselves a favor.


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