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Despite mostly negative reviews (we enjoyed it), David Ayer’s Bright is already getting a sequel, which Netflix ordered almost a full day before the review embargo was lifted for the film. Basically, Netflix knew Bright was going to be a hit and decided to move forward with a sequel before anyone had seen it, because why not? It’s being reported that Will Smith has already signed onto the sequel, and there’s a good chance Netflix is looking to make a franchise out of this. There’s a lot of opportunities for world building, sequels, spin-offs, and everything in between.

A synopsis for Bright reveals:

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

At this point, it doesn’t even matter if Bright is a “hit” in the traditional sense. The Adam Sandler Netflix movies are terrible and they somehow became the streaming service’s most-watched releases of all time, meaning Bright will probably fare similarly because Will Smith is starring in it. It’s actually a pretty ingenious plan. Nobody knows how many people watch each Netflix original, so Bright is instantly a hit because it’s a Netflix original.

Speaking of bad reviews, director David Ayer responded to a New York-based critic named David Ehrlich, who called Bright the single worst film of 2017. Ayer’s a good director and has either written or directed a handful of quality movies like Fury, Training Day, and End of Watch. But he also knows how to deal with critics after releasing films like Sabotage and Suicide Squad, which both opened to overwhelmingly negative reviews. As far as Ayer and Ehrlich, the director responded to the critic on Twitter, who had no reservations expressing his hatred for the film.

Regardless of your opinion on his work, David Ayer has always been irresistibly likable. He takes the time to address issues in his own films, admit fault, and interact with fans/critics who both love and hate his movies. The relationship between filmmakers and critics has always been an interesting one, and I can’t help but wish they could be more like what we’ve seen here.

Bright is currently streaming on Netflix.


Images: Twitter, Netflix

Source: Geek Tyrant

Netflix Is Already Working on a Sequel to Bright

The new film just debuted on Netflix, and a sequel was greenlit before the December 22nd release!

By Josef Rodriguez | 12/24/2017 07:00 AM PT | Updated 12/24/2017 07:04 AM PT

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Despite mostly negative reviews (we enjoyed it), David Ayer’s Bright is already getting a sequel, which Netflix ordered almost a full day before the review embargo was lifted for the film. Basically, Netflix knew Bright was going to be a hit and decided to move forward with a sequel before anyone had seen it, because why not? It’s being reported that Will Smith has already signed onto the sequel, and there’s a good chance Netflix is looking to make a franchise out of this. There’s a lot of opportunities for world building, sequels, spin-offs, and everything in between.

A synopsis for Bright reveals:

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

At this point, it doesn’t even matter if Bright is a “hit” in the traditional sense. The Adam Sandler Netflix movies are terrible and they somehow became the streaming service’s most-watched releases of all time, meaning Bright will probably fare similarly because Will Smith is starring in it. It’s actually a pretty ingenious plan. Nobody knows how many people watch each Netflix original, so Bright is instantly a hit because it’s a Netflix original.

Speaking of bad reviews, director David Ayer responded to a New York-based critic named David Ehrlich, who called Bright the single worst film of 2017. Ayer’s a good director and has either written or directed a handful of quality movies like Fury, Training Day, and End of Watch. But he also knows how to deal with critics after releasing films like Sabotage and Suicide Squad, which both opened to overwhelmingly negative reviews. As far as Ayer and Ehrlich, the director responded to the critic on Twitter, who had no reservations expressing his hatred for the film.

Regardless of your opinion on his work, David Ayer has always been irresistibly likable. He takes the time to address issues in his own films, admit fault, and interact with fans/critics who both love and hate his movies. The relationship between filmmakers and critics has always been an interesting one, and I can’t help but wish they could be more like what we’ve seen here.

Bright is currently streaming on Netflix.


Images: Twitter, Netflix

Source: Geek Tyrant

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