Netflix dropped its next big movie trailer at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) last night and thank god it’s not another Adam Sandler film. It is, in fact, Bright. A Will Smith buddy cop movie with a twist. That twist being Orcs and Fairies co-existing with humans, as can be seen in the trailer above.
To be fair the effects in the trailer look amazing and it could be quite a film but there is something about it I just can’t put my finger on. A mash up of fantasy and buddy cop genres could be an absolute abomination. Two massively different genres that have no business meeting. Or it could, in fact, be an amazing piece of work like the legendary Alien Nation. I know I’m sat firmly on the fence here but the plot synopsis is doing nothing to change my position:
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
The fact that we have two stars and the director of majorly disappointing Suicide Squad is doing nothing to boost my enthusiasm for this. I will watch it when it is released worldwide on December 22 exclusively on Netflix but in the meantime let us know your thoughts about it down in the comments below