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Post by gnome » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Caught it on Netflix. Anyone else seen it?

My comments:

It was interesting--I especially liked the beginning where it blended typical orc and elf tropes into socioeconomic classes. The orcs were in ghettoes, the elves in exclusive wealthy and beautiful homes in a restricted section of the metropolis. However, after such an interesting set up, I thought it basically turned into a C+ fantasy/urban fusion action film. Hellboy 2 was better.

A little more world building and exploring the implications of the racial stratifying would have significantly improved the movie.
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Re: Bright

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:07 pm

I didn't like the overarching lessons it was trying to teach but it was otherwise a decent flick.

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Re: Bright

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm

It was okay. I didn't think it was the complete disaster that all the reviews said it was, but it didn't wow me either. So a rating of "C" sounds about right.

If I had seen it in the theater, I wouldn't feel like I wasted $10. But it would almost definitely be one of those movies I had mostly forgotten about by the time I got home.
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Re: Bright

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm

gnome wrote:Caught it on Netflix. Anyone else seen it?

My comments:

It was interesting--I especially liked the beginning where it blended typical orc and elf tropes into socioeconomic classes. The orcs were in ghettoes, the elves in exclusive wealthy and beautiful homes in a restricted section of the metropolis. However, after such an interesting set up, I thought it basically turned into a C+ fantasy/urban fusion action film. Hellboy 2 was better.

A little more world building and exploring the implications of the racial stratifying would have significantly improved the movie.
I very much agree.

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Re: Bright

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:19 am

Like the others, it was OK but very forgettable.
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Re: Bright

Post by Bruce » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:39 am

Liked it, except I could have done without Will Smith. Might as well have called it Bad Boys III.

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Wow. Martin Lawerence just didn't age well. :roll:
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