What “Bright” Teaches Us About (Lazy) Worldbuilding

When I reviewed Bright, I mentioned that one of my problems with the film is its worldbuilding. In the end, the film’s promising premise is let down by the lack of attention to the implications of the world that has been created, and it ultimately fails to give the message and tell the story that it wants to.

But we’re in luck! This movie might not have the best worldbuilding of all time, but the worldbuilding that it does have has a lot to teach us. So let’s get some learnin’ done, shall we?

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Why ‘Bright’ would have worked better as a TV Show

I’ve said my piece on Bright—here’s Ethan’s!

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Netflix recently released their first ‘blockbuster’ movie starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. This is a big deal because it shows that Netflix are going to be branching out from just hosting movies to producing their own huge movies to draw people to the site. This movie had a lot of hype around it and with Netflix already renewing it for a sequel before it’s release many people had really high expectations. However, whilst watching the film it became apparent that they were trying to fit too big a story into too little time. In this post I am going to be discussing my thoughts on why Bright would have worked better as a TV show.

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Let’s start off with the lore, the world this film is set in takes a lot of inspiration from all of the most popular fantasy films. To me this is one of the most…

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Movie Review | Bright (2017)

Do you remember Suicide Squad? No, neither do I. But I do remember what I thought about it, which was 1) this is terrible 2) oh hey, it’s Will Smith! So, on that subject, let’s talk about Netflix’s Bright.

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Title: Bright
Director: David Ayer
Writer: Max Landis
Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Repace, Edgar Ramírez, Lucy Fry

Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

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