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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

In the strip club, a woman is seen blinking a nictitating membrane - a third eyelid seen in some reptiles, sharks, and birds. Will Smith's character in Men in Black (1997), an NYPD cop, sees the same blinking happen on an alien he's pursuing (and the catalyst for K recruiting him). See more »

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

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Daryl Ward: [laying dazed and singed on the ground] Hey. Nick, the firemen are here. We should've been firemen. Yeah. Hey, can I get a aspirin?
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References Shrek (2001) See more »

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FTW (F*ck the World)
Written by ASAP Rocky (as Rakim Mayers), DJ Khalil (as Khalil Abdul-Rahman) and Tom Morello
Produced by DJ Khalil
Performed by ASAP Rocky (as A$AP Rocky) and Tom Morello
A$AP Rocky appears courtesy of A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
Tom Morello appears courtesy of Mom + Pop/Sony Australia
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BOY, did the critics get this one wrong! WATCH and ENJOY!!
22 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I honestly don't get what the critics wanted from this movie! Especially that one guy who called this the "worst movie of 2017". REALLY? That's a huge lie...what about The Emoji Movie or The Snowman, or Al Pacino's movie, The Hangman??? Anyway, if you're expecting Suicide Squad...STOP. It's nothing like Suicide Squad, in terms of the acting, the action, the emotional/serious moments and the overall quality. It's much, much better than that movie, for anyone who was comparing to that movie. Now, It's not Hacksaw Ridge or The Godfather type quality, it's a typical buddy-cop set-up in a twisted, yet fun, fantasy environment. Think Lethal Weapon/Training Day/End of Watch meets Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. Sounds weird, but you'll be pleasantly surprised.The chemistry between Will and Joel is great, the action is great and pretty much anytime Will and Joel have serious moments those are basically some of the most memorable ones out of the whole movie. There are very minor flaws, but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed Bright and I think audiences will too, I mean, go ahead and google the audience reviews. It's a Netflix movie, if people can enjoy bad movies and shows on Netflix, then people will definitely like this one. It's clearly a "people's movie", not a "critic's movie". WATCH IT and ENJOY!


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