Netflix paid big bugs for an original movie and to nab up the the Fresh Prince to star. Will Smith is a police officer in a L.A. that has orcs, elves, fairy, and last but not least magic. Ward (Smith) is paired with the first Orc cop, Jacoby. Now the dynamic of the races is something interesting as it would seem the elves run things and are the rich and powerful. Humans are in the middle and orcs are the bottom of the totem pole. So Jacoby being on the police force makes everyone on edge. The reason is apparently orcs had once been minions of the Dark Lord, who is referenced a lot but never in the movie. My take he is a bad dude, just a guess though. Needless to say the movie Bright is about individuals known as Bright's. These Brights can hold special magic wands that allow them to do crazy things with magic. Well the odd couple find a Bright and this story follow them on that journey.
The movie was panned by critics, and that caused me to have an unnatural desire to see it. The thing is the movie is GREAT! Maybe because my expectations were really low heading in, but holy shit was it a fun ride. You get to see cops go crazy in LA and make enemy's out of humans, orcs, and elves. The elves are like a damn seal team mixed with ninjas...SO THEY ARE AWESOME! They mention in the movie orcs make up over half the NFL linemen which OF COURSE THEY DO! Elves are rediculously rich ass holes from the way they are portrayed and I am alright with that. The mention of prophecy and all that jazz made me think there was another movie but alas they just announced they would make another. From the sounds of it they said they are going to make a short to give some backstory to this movie that is fine without it. I like movies that just go and this one go right for the fantasy jugular!