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 and they learn that they are preparing 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 safehouse where they arrest the elf Tikka and her magic wand. Soon they learn that Tikka is hunted down by the evil and powerful elf Leilah and her gang and... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
BRIGHT for me was the first film that I felt Netflix pushed really hard and hyped it like most mainstream films. That said, it got my attention and I was glad I did. Set in a world that is familiar in some ways while drastically different in others made it for a fascinated and edge of your seat kind of feeling. I also thought this world needed a bit more back-story to help the viewer understand more of the context of the film. I also felt Will Smith’s performance was the Will Smith performance to be expected. In the end I think the biggest draw to this film is its unique story and how that story unfolds. So for BRIGHT I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.