Is Will Smith's Netflix Original Film 'BRIGHT' Worth Watching?

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Will Smith has been known for taking risks. The actor has starred in numerous sci-fi films, such the Men in Black trilogy, I, Robot, Independence Day, and I Am Legend.

After the humongous failure of his film, After Earth, which also featured his son, Jaden Smith, the actor was left disheartened and took a hiatus from acting for about a year and a half.

Smith returned to the screen and starred in the successful films, Suicide Squad, Concussion, and Collateral Beauty.

Smith has now stepped back into the sci-fi realm with his latest project, BRIGHT. It is set to be released on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, on the popular streaming service, Netflix. Reviews for the movie have already come in and the reception has been less than favorable.

Did Will Smith Fail Again?

BRIGHT is set in an alternate reality where magical creatures such as Orcs, Fairies, and Elves have existed for centuries. Smith portrays LAPD cop, Daryl Ward, who is partnered with an Orc named Nick Jakoby portrayed by Joel Edgerton.

Ward and Jakoby discover a magic wand that was ought to be destroyed and also encounter a threat that could alter their worlds forever.

From the previews and trailers, the movie looked to be another successful hit for Netflix, however, recent reviews from major publications have stated otherwise.

Some of the publications who have already reviewed the film include Rolling Stone, Forbes, and The Wrap.

"You'll get lots of violence and colorful threats and confusing shoot-outs, but you're not going to get much meaning," wrote Rolling Stone.

Forbes wrote that the movie was "visually grotesque" and "dreadfully dull." The Wrap, on the other hand, stated that the film was "astoundingly bad" and Smith seemed lost as the character Daryl.

Even though most of the reviews of the movie have been painfully negative that could mean it's not worth watching, Netflix already ordered a sequel to be released sometime in 2018.

The film was directed by Suicide Squad director David Ayer and Netflix's most expensive film to date.

BRIGHT also stars Jay Hernandez, Lucy Fry, David Ayer, Edgar Ramirez, Will Smith, Noomi Rapace, and Enrique Murciano.

Will you be watching the movie this holiday weekend?

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