Netflix Debuts New Trailer for Will Smith Colab "Bright". [WATCH]
In what can only be described as "Bad Boys" meets "Men in Black" meets "The Lord of the Rings" Netflix's "Bright" is definitely something that may need to be seen to believe. Starring Will Smith as a futuristic cop, go figure, with an otherworldly orc, played by Joel Edgerton, as his partner "Bright" is joining Netflix's line up of new, and stellar, exclusive programming.
If you're a child of the 80's this will all seem eerily similar to the old series "Alien Nation" that was mildly popular back in the day.
"Ward (Smith) and his new partner, Jakoby (Edgerton), the first orc to become a cop in this alternate-reality Los Angeles, go out on a routine mission that goes south. They run into an elf (Noomi Rapace) with a magic wand, and not the fun Harry Potter kind, either. If you do a swish and flick with this, you’ll unleash what’s essentially a “nuclear weapon that grants wishes.”
Also, there’s Edgar Ramirez as a long-locked elf police chief.
Underneath this world-ending plot is racial tensions between orcs and humans. “Are you a cop first or an orc first,” Ward tells his partner. Smith unpacked this subject more during the film’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. “[Joel’s] character is the first orc on the team, and I’m an African-American police officer who just found somebody else to be racist against,” he said. “You never get to be on that side of racism when you’re black. ‘Look, man, I don’t want no orcs in my car!’”
Check out the trailer for "Bright" below!
Does this look like something that you'll be watching or is this going to get a hard pass from you? The bigger question here is: "Will it last for more than one season like 'The Get Down' or two seasons like 'Sense 8'?"