I will admit that Bright is not even close to the best movie I’ve seen in 2017, but it’s also far from the worst. Movie critics seemed to collectively take to social media last night, before the general public got a chance to see “Bright” and claim that it was the worse movie of 2017. Either they haven’t seen as many horrible movies as I have this year, or they were just plain old being dishonest.
I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will say that there was a lot going on in the movie that wasn’t really explained. Orks, trolls, gangs, magic wands…… the world in the movie seemed to have a crazy backstory, but there wasn’t a lot of explaining as to how the world got this way. There were references to an Ork war thousands of years ago, but no specifics on where this species came from. And the trolls? I have not the slightest idea. From what I could tell, Bright may have been a representation of the world we live in today, with a bunch of colorful characters to represent many different issues that currently plague society. The movie itself was not that bad, it wasn’t great, but it was not that bad. One of those cop flicks with a bunch of crooked cops and a few good ones. Throw in a bunch of crooked FEDS, and Bright is not anything that you haven’t seen a million times already. Think of a “Training Day” type of joint with monsters and trolls thrown in. That’s pretty much what you have in Bright. By no means was it a great movie. Did it hold my attention? Yes. Did I find myself entertained? Yes. Did I find myself laughing out loud? Many times. Would I watch a part two? Hell yes! I’ve seen a lot worse movies this year. I really don’t understand where all of the hate came from. Maybe it was a coordinated industry attack against Netflix. Maybe it was a coordinated attack against a movie star doing a straight to Netflix film. I don’t know. I do know that the reviews that said Bright was the worst movie of 2017 were disingenuous. I’m almost certain of that. Was Bright the best movie made this year? No. Should Bright be up for any awards, Academy or other? I don’t think so. Was it the worst film of 2017? Not even close. Ya’ll movie critics need to do better or find someone who can. What does your word mean if it’s paid for and not genuine? This was definitely a coordinated industry attack against Bright.