Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Bright (2017)Directed by David AyerOne of the last movies I watched in 2017 was "Bright", which for the way it was distributed, is a pretty interesting film. It's fashioned as a blend of the gritty cop action film with fantasy, budgeted at 90 million US dollars, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, from the director of "Suicide Squad", and the writer of "Chronicle", released to Netflix.The movie is set in an alternate modern day LA, where fantasy creatures like orcs and elves exist alongside humans. Will Smith is Ward, a cop who has an orc partner Jakoby (Edgerton), and tensions run high because orcs are considered a lesser race. The plot has them rescuing a runaway elf in possession of a magic wand, and being pursued by various groups of humans, elves and orcs. I thought the movie was very uneven. There were things to like about it, like the concept, the leads' acting and the soundtrack. But the tone wasn't consistent, the sort of lighter comedic banter didn't sit well with the grittier feel. It also felt like the characters were just moving from place to place, with motivations and plot not always being developed properly. Noomi Rapace plays the villain Leila, and she is very underused in the movie. Overall I felt it was an OK movie but wished it would have been executed better. Netflix has ordered a sequel, hope that would flow better and explain more of the backstory.With this, Netflix has a "Dark" and "Bright" released within a few months of each other! This is a drawing of Noomi Rapace as Leila. It was drawn with 2B 0.5mm pencil and scanned.#318 / 25-Jan-18
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