Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
Despite an negative reviews, Netflix original Bright, is set to have a sequel, by the same producers, Eric Newman & Bryan. Unkeless.
“They have great instincts and they love making movies. We had a great experience with them on Bright and are excited to get going on Power and the Bright sequel.” – Deadline.com
The movie did not get much love from critics, but it was possibly a chain reaction: monkey see, monkey do. I’ll do my best to give a quick, unbiased opinion.
I saw the movie before reading any reviews. Overall it was entertaining, but just okay. Would I have run to theaters (had it been released there first) to see it? Probably not. Either way, there were a few things that stuck out to me, that provide much reason to create a sequel. Unfortunately, I predict that viewers’ motive for pressing play, will be to see how bad it is. If you have seen Bright, and now have a bad taste in your mouth. Let me help clear your pallets and determine whether or not a sequel would be of interest.
Bright is a movie you would have to have an open mind to watch. It is somewhat of an alternate universe. The movie opens and you see signs on the highway that read: “Elf District”, “Elves Only”.
Scott Ward, portrayed by Will Smith, is a human police officer. This is important because his partner, Nick Jakoby, is an “Orc”. The community seems to frown heavily upon the partnership and orcs in general. The elves are one side of town and filthy rich, whereas, everyone else is on the other side, and seemingly borderline poverty.
The transition music could definitely be improved as far a quality. Some of the transitions between scenes just didn’t match and quite frankly sounds, low budget.
Either way, it relayed a vague message, of a self-segregated and racially charged society, possibly similar today. By the end of the movie, we find that somehow, Jakoby is resurrected, becomes “blooded”, and suddenly respected in the Orc community. Will Smith, is ‘chosen” or something and is able to wield a magic wand. It did get a little weird, but this leaves plenty to explain in a sequel.
Bright is currently available to stream on Netflix. There is not a release date of a Bright sequel, or a confirmed title. Keep checking with us to the update!