Netflix’s upcoming action flick Bright, starring Will Smith as a cop and Joel Edgerton as uh (checks synopsis) as an orc, looks pretty ridiculous. It also appears to be offensive but, ya know, for laughs.
Offensive material doesn’t upset this reporter, who can’t wait to see what Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and S. Craig Zahler have to say about police brutality in their upcoming thriller Dragged Across Concrete. That being said, this Black Lives Matter stinger at the end of the trailer sure feels weird. See for yourself:
Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human, and Jakoby, an orc) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
David Ayer, whose clearly been ruined by Suicide Squad, teaming up with noted garbage human and nepotism advocate Max Landis sounds like a match made in the eighth circle of hell. It’s not that the BLM joke is offensive quite as much as it’s horribly unfunny. Just like every “joke” or “quip” in this trailer. Awful, awful writing.
At least Edgerton is unrecognizable under his BLUE ORC MAKEUP. Bright will drop on Netflix December 22, just in time to watch it with the family.