It’s fair to say that Bright is a fairly divisive movie, with Netflix’s latest pulling in mostly negative reviews since it premiered on Netflix, despite some of us actually enjoying the film quite a bit. David Ayer – working from a Max Landis script – brought together fantastical elements like Orcs, Elves, and magic into a real-world buddy cop scenario, which worked well or terribly, depending on who you talk with. One common complaint or request from most viewers is that we just wanted to see more of the history of this unique world, and the magic-users we were so briefly teased with.
Thankfully, a new featurette details the “History of Magic” in a type of faux documentary, which you can check out below:
The featurette further explores the elfish Dark Lord that was threatened in the film, as well as Jirak the heroic Orc, a tale that paralleled the plight of Will Smith and Joel Edgerton’s Ward and Jakoby in Bright. The featurette not only reveals the history of the Brights but also how magic came to be outlawed in the modern world, using the familiar History Channel method to explore some of the sought after backstory of this unique world.
With a sequel to the film already greenlit by Netflix, we can hopefully expect to see more of this interesting fantasy world in modern times with some additional backstory to drive the film a bit more than Bright managed.
Would you like to see more of this history explored in the sequel or are you content with seeing the story moved forward by the contemporary characters of the film? Let us know in the comments below and join the discussion on the GEEK FB page!