All things Bright and entertaining

movie & TV December 11, 2017 13:00

By The Nation

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Right in time for the festive season, the new Netflix blockbuster fantasy film “Bright” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton and directed by the David Ayer is set to come to a screen near you.

Ayer, known directed box-office hits “Suicide Squad” and “Training Day”, sets the action-thriller in present day Los Angeles. It follows the story of two LAPD police officers played by Smith (Officer Ward) and Edgerton (Officer Jakoby).

“Bright” is the film with the highest investment made to date by Netflix and features four species – orcs, elves and fairies and humans.

“Bright” also has magic, explosions, car chases and a missing wand, making it an eclectic and ambitious movie. Even with the trailer, it can be a little confusing trying to pin down what “Bright” is.

Ayer referred to “Bright” earlier this year in San Diego Comic Con as “a bright is a user who has magical abilities. Humans, for example, do not in this world, and they cannot possess them. From what we can tell and based on what we heard, the only creatures that have magical abilities are the elves. Ayer added that in this world, the elves are considered the most elite class — the “one per cent”, as he referred to them.”

Jakoby is the first orc to ever be appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department and must contend with instant dismissal from his fellow officer, his new partner Ward and everyone else he encounters

Tikka (Lucy Fry) is an elf who betrayed her species by stealing and hiding the magical wand from Leilah. Leilah (Noomi Rapace), an evil elite elf who crafted a magical wand from her own body in order to use it as destruction.

How does fate intertwine these four characters when they are not from the same species? Find out by streaming “Bright” on December 22.