Subject: Re: Will Smith's "Bright" a disaster in the making
On Saturday, 23 December 2017 07:57:15 UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:
> On 12/23/2017 2:28 AM, RichA wrote:
> > On Friday, 22 December 2017 22:30:17 UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:
> >> On 12/22/2017 9:27 PM, RichA wrote:
> >>> On Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:11:58 UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:
> >>>> On 12/21/2017 8:24 PM, RichA wrote:
> >>>>> Can't even find it on Rottentomatoes.com which is very interesting. Paid-off to bury it?
> >>>> I'll skip making the obvious joke about why you cannot find BRIGHT.
> >>>> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bright
> >>> Not there when I looked.
> >> Odd since it was there a day before your post when I looked.
> >> As for the film, it is much better than the rottentomato reviews would
> >> have you believe. Perhaps the film side of the reviewer world is still
> >> smarting from the idea that evil Netflix will convince people to watch
> >> films in the comfort of their own home instead of the theater? BRIGHT
> >> is not the crime procedural I feared it might be. It is a bit of
> >> sci-fi, but it is just as much alt.history as sci-fi. Mostly, though,
> >> it is a buddy cop flick in the vein of 40 HOURS or BEVERLY HILLS COP. I
> >> know some reviewers don't like the idea of sci-fi having any nudity or
> >> swear words, but really there isn't even much of that...and certainly
> >> not so much that it should have been a problem for sci-fi viewers.
> >> Maybe they were worried about their 8 year old kid's fragile ears and
> >> eyes? Whatever the case, the film is entertaining and manages a bit of
> >> funny and a bit of social preaching. Some of the transitions are a bit
> >> rough and the fight sequences are definitely a bit too filled with quick
> >> cuts and wire work and such, but the plot is solid enough and does its
> >> job creating characters and a world that is interesting and in focus
> >> enough to warrant a sequel.
> > It seems like "Alien Nation" again.
> It did have some ALIEN NATION feel to it and that was a good thing. I
> actually would have preferred even more of an ALIEN NATION vibe than it
> had since that was what I was hoping for.
> Side note: At least the reviewers haven't scared people away from the
> film. IMDB shows that 11,000+ people watched and rated it
> yesterday...and the ratings are all skewed towards the top half of the
> spectrum without looking like a bunch of relatives just chimed in with
> obligatory 10s.
Netflix has $90M riding on it, not including whatever promotion cost. I'm sure they hired a few
homeless to salt the mine.