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Bright

Director:  David Ayer
Year Released:  2017
Rating:  1.0

In an alternate world, humans co-inhabit Earth with mythical creatures ... and police officer Ward (Will Smith), partnered with orc Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), must stop rogue elves, led by power-mad Leilah (Noomi Rapace), from using magical wands to summon The Dark One. What begins as a flaky Black Lives Matter metaphor - humans seem to be 'racist' against orcs, who are considered 'lowly,' and the entire police force despises Jakoby (not to mention his own kind, who see him as a traitor by becoming a cop) - then turns into a generic chase-'em-down bang-bang shoot-'em-up with components ripped off from the fantasy genre: Ayer's decent at filming action sequences, which is fine, because that's all it amounts to. Max Landis provided the 'script' ... but he clearly stopped thinking about developing the 'universe' he tried to establish after the first few pages.

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