In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton play it mostly straight here, doing their part to sell the dopey premise, but the screenplay offers viewers little reward for our own suspension of disbelief.
This ambitious, yet astonishingly well-executed Netflix tentpole directly benefits from the way Ayer s gritty, streetwise sensibility grounds Landis gift for creating an elaborate comic-book mythology.
That old Hollywood standby, the venerable buddy cop movie, may have met its anguished demise this holiday season. Will Smith just killed it.
Ultimately, the biggest problem with Bright is that it squeezes nudity, profanity and blood into the kind of dopey adventure that should be aimed more at adolescents - right down to its simplistic lessons about tolerance.
Potentially a dark harbinger of things to come, Bright isn t only the worst film of 2017, it could be responsible for many of the worst films of 2018 and beyond.