28 thoughts on “Honest Trailers – Bright

  1. BTS_1 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    *”Log into Netflix. Your first choice for prestige television… and last choice for movies.”*


  2. sxales March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I’ve always assumed Bright was written by 3 people:

    The first guy built a complex fantasy world with fantasy archetypes standing in for different races but was a racist. Orcs are obvious stand-ins for blacks in America but only in so far as they are scary and gang affiliated. It is also OK that they are social outcasts because they sided with the Dark Lord 2000 years ago. The Elves are stand-ins for the Jews because the Elves (not so) secretly run the world and control all the magic.

    The second guy thought this was a great idea but wanted to add in social commentary. Suddenly Will Smith gets a family to ground the story in real world consequences. We get an Orc cop who lets an Orc go and his partner gets injured. Cops don’t trust him; is he a cop first or an Orc first? Obviously the Orc is a stand up guy and the Cops end up being corrupt.

    The third guy was just brought in to “punch it up.” He adds a couple gun fights to middle section: at a titty bar and at a convenience store. So we get a movie that starts and ends in the same place with an hour of running around in the middle. But realizing he needed a reason for them to run all over, added in a Mexican gang to chase them but not to make any social commentary. It was just lazy writing. He also threw some fairies in there because it is a fantasy world and Will Smith needs jokes.

  3. KayFeldersAlt March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Is Max Landis not homies with Screen Junkies anymore? They just shit all over him.

  4. spar101 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Edgelord of the Rings lmao

  5. bangounchained March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Bright has some of the most laziest worldbuilding. It has so much potential, but utter laziness ruined it.

    Had there always been fantasy elements since the beginning, every single real world object would have looked different. Cars would look different. Houses would have looked different. City streets and roads would look different.

    Had they have gone the Shadowrun way, where the fantasy elements where introduced later in human history, then it would have been fine.

    Had they have just changed that small bit of lore, then it would have been more acceptable.

  6. large_snowbear March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    A moe anime about Monster Girls and school teacher interviewing them did a better job explaining how mythical creatures like vampires have blended into modern society and the way they are treated in society.

    If anyone wants to know, it called Interview with Monster Girls and it’s and absolute delight to watch.

  7. Psykpatient March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Orlando Doom? More like Doomi Rappace.

  8. Dylan0812 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    It has probably the most redundant and paper-thin social commentary I’ve seen in a movie….so at least that’s an accomplishment. I guess David Ayer is trapped in 2001 and he thought he could remake Training Day.

  9. GoldPisseR March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    It was fun while it lasted then slipped out of the mind completely.
    The textbook B movie.

  10. riverfront20 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I can’t lie, I had fun watching this movie. At a certain point I you start to appreciate the sheer volume of hackneyed buddy cop movie cliches, awkward social allegories, and weird background details. It’d make a GREAT drinking game.

  11. StormtrooprDave March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I really enjoyed Bright and would love to see more.

  12. earhere March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I didn’t think Bright was all that bad. I didn’t like the music, and the story felt too grandiose for my tastes, but it was overall enjoyable. Joel Edgerton killed it.

  13. slicshuter March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Meh, I found it passable. It’s something you could put on when bored imo, but don’t expect anything great

  14. EastClintwood89 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Alien Nation did this type of move first, and did it waaaaaay better.

  15. Jeffuary March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    What a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad movie.

  16. ronaldofenomeno March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    “hey man, we still get shit for the alamo” such a shit line

  17. pooptypeuptypantss March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Max Landis should stick to movies where he doesn’t have to do any world building.

    This was seriously lazy in terms of how he “built” this alternate reality.

  18. Gravylord27 March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Thought this was a good movie and I also hated neon demon. Feels good to get that off my chest

  19. allenidaho March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Bright wasn’t a bad movie. I kind of enjoyed it. It was pretty predictable and focused very heavily on racial tension which has been done to death in better films. But overall I thought the mixed fantasy/reality world they presented was very interesting. I’d like to see more of it. Preferably without Will Smith.

  20. maxdembo March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Numerous people on here thought this movie was great. Still trying to work out if they were shills or had awful taste.

  21. ThermodynamicSwine March 14, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The movie wouldnt work if the world had drastically changed. The whole idea of the movie was to have fantasy creatures living in our regular world…

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