The trailer for David Ayer’s new gritty, cop/drama/fantasy… thing… Bright, features Will Smith over-cussing and Joel Edgerton hidden beneath some ugly makeup. It also somehow manages to have no less than 47 different shoot out scenes, half of which Smith acknowledges with some truly awful dialogue.
Check this mess out:
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
It’s odd that they would advertise Ayer’s role in the Suicide Squad debacle so freely. Don’t we want to forget about that one? It seems that whole endeavor may have messed up Ayer for good, who once upon a time (like three years ago or something) made some terrific and intense adult thrillers. Now, we have Will Smith making terrible jokes and elves and orcs and all manner of nonsense.
Anyway, Bright will debut on Netflix December 22. Just in time for… Christmas?