Listen, I have great love for all Will Smith buddycop movies. I will watch all of them given the chance. I also have an epic love for fantasy. Combine the pair? Bright wasn’t something I was going to miss.
This movie covers a lot of topics in a short amount of time, and originally, back hearing about it, I thought it was a series. Which would have been awesome on all levels. Alas, that was not to be. Moving on.
Let’s cover issues of racism, speciesism, issues of classism. Let’s cover how the real world doesn’t always match fairytales. How sometimes, you have to tell a lie to cover the truth– because even though the truth is the right thing, no one would believe you. How you have to do the right thing because without the lie, people get hurt. How you have to do the right thing even though it’s hard. How your actions effect people around you; a drop in the water makes a ripple, and that comes back to you, eventually.
How to hold onto your dreams. No matter what.
There are problems in the world. There are sides taken. But sometimes– you have to pick a side, but you don’t have to cast aside who you are for it.
These characters are top-notch and well-developed, with enough realism and eagerness to match up with the world at large. You can really get buried in it. And I would absolutely love about thirty hours in the world of Bright, exploring everything that it is and can be.
I don’t have that, unfortunately. But I do have Bright, and I’m glad I got it. If you’ve Netflix, maybe give it a peek.