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 Post subject: Bright (Netflix, 2017)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Feature film length Netflix movie, strong language, tons of violence.

I give it five headbangs out of five. Definitely worth the time and cost if you are into fantasy or sf movies. And if you ever played the Shadowrun RPG (the whole movie plays out like a Shadowrun scenario) you will watch it a second time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/

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Los Angeles policemen Ward (Will Smith, a human) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton, an orc) fight gang bangers, corrupt cops, orc community activists, and a darklord cult of elves led by an elf ninja-assassin-mage (Noomi Rapace) , to rescue a young elf (Lucy Fry), and a magic wand.

Definitely NOT your average Buddy Cop Movie.

Your typical politically correct weak kneed milksop movie critic -- the sort of people who ONLY like chick flicks, sensitive new age guy dramas, films about queerness, and Spike Lee movies -- will hate it. That is despite the fact that the film squeezes in character sympathy and ethnic-relations commentary in that which is largely an Action Flick.

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 Post subject: Re: Bright (Netflix, 2017)
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Sounds like a must see.

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 Post subject: Re: Bright (Netflix, 2017)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:15 pm 
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It's a good flick. Especially since it isn't the usual cut & paste crap we see so often in media these days.

Some of the cop movie banter was old and cliched, but not quite all of it. The story and setting was good, though.

Maybe we'll start seeing more in the "urban fantasy" genre, and other such mashing.

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 Post subject: Re: Bright (Netflix, 2017)
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mdiehl wrote:
Your typical politically correct weak kneed milksop movie critic -- the sort of people who ONLY like chick flicks, sensitive new age guy dramas, films about queerness, and Spike Lee movies -- will hate it. That is despite the fact that the film squeezes in character sympathy and ethnic-relations commentary in that which is largely an Action Flick.

They did. It's interesting to note what critics like/don't like and what real people like/don't like...

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I haven't watched it yet but I saw the trailer and got sold at the line "Fairy lives don't matter today."



I saw some Anon on 4chan's /tv/ board sum it up as "It's like we have got 90's Will Smith back." If they like it then it must be good, /tv/ usually hates everything. ;)

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There was a tv series Alien Nation http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/S ... lienNation , two cops, one human, the other alien.

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Your typical politically correct weak kneed milksop movie critic -- the sort of people who ONLY like chick flicks, sensitive new age guy dramas, films about queerness, and Spike Lee movies -- will hate it. That is despite the fact that the film squeezes in character sympathy and ethnic-relations commentary in that which is largely an Action Flick.

They did. It's interesting to note what critics like/don't like and what real people like/don't like...

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I recall a study found that 90+% of the people working in big media, which included peripheral toads such as career critics, contribute to the Democratic party.

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 Post subject: Re: Bright (Netflix, 2017)
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I liked it. I wouldn't rate it A+++ or anything but it's a very good, solid movie.

Will Smith carries it, his dialogue is good though so the writers were backing him up.

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