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Subject: Re: Will Smith's "Bright" a disaster in the making
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Subject: Re: Will Smiths "Bright" a disaster in the making
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:43:21 -0500
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On 12/25/2017 10:09 PM, RichA wrote:
> 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 which is very interesting.  Paid-off to bury it?
>>>>>> I'll skip making the obvious joke about why you cannot find 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.

Salt the mine?  You think Netflix is hiring homeless people to set up 
IMDB accounts?  Checking...over 35,000 ratings on IMDB now.