Editors' Choice

Should You Watch Netflix’s Bright?

Shelby Chau / December 28, 2017

If you do plan to watch the film starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, you might want to stay away from reading reviews first. When the film first showed up on the streaming platform, it wasn’t long before critics started beating the movie to death – some even saying that it’s the worst movie of the year. It was so heavily downvoted that it reached a measly 24% score on Rotten Tomatoes. That said, there’s still some hope to the film – it’s currently at 89% audience rating on Netflix.



The film is based in LA where Will Smith (a human cop) is partnered with Joel Edgerton (a Orc). The movie also puts Smith together with David Ayer again – you may remember them working together on Suicide Squad. It cost Netflix $90 million to produce this fantasy/action/drama, and it still remains to be seen whether the investment will pay off. If the numbers are anything to go by, the negative reviews didn’t stop people from watching. In the first three days of release in the US, Nielsen reported that the movie reached 11 million viewers. Not bad for a flick that was “profoundly awful” as stated by David Ehrlich of IndieWire.


It’s a new world – with fairies, humans, elves, orcs, oh yeah, and there’s magic. If this is already too much for you, I suggest you stay away. If you’re still intrigued, you may even enjoy it. There’s brief moments of comedy, social commentary and drama. If you need something to watch tonight, give it a shot.