Bright’s Netflix Trailer Hammers Home That Blacks Can Be Racist… Against Elves
Bright Trailer
(Last Updated On: July 20, 2017)

David Ayer could have another masterpiece on his hands or another disasterpiece on his hands come December 22nd later this year. The Netflix original, Bright, stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in a grounded take of a high-fantasy tale.

The movie is a huge nod to the original 1988 Alien Nation starring James Caan. The whole diversity thing still lies at the heart of the film, only this time they have Will Smith as a black racist cop who doesn’t like elves, fairies or orcs.

I guess this proves to SJWs that blacks can be racist.

Anyway, the diversity angle doesn’t last long in the trailer. This isn’t just a species swap to talk about racism in the ghettos of America, it’s about some supernatural run-all-night survival antics involving a magic wand, an elven assassin, and a bunch of gang members getting down and dirty in the streets of L.A., on one bloody gory night. Check out the trailer below.

Given that the film is about diversity, I wonder how SJW critics will take this? Will they scold Ayer for portraying Smith as someone who doesn’t like the elven kind? Or will they praise Ayer for taking diversity to the next step by including fairy book species into the mix?

I can already imagine sweaty foreheads and hyperbolic headlines going through the grinder at the Mary Sue, Vox and Vice as they each try to find a spin without creating a Marxist-breaking paradox within the intersectional equilibrium.

On the upside, if you honestly don’t care about all of the racism crap, diversity nonsense, and SJWism invading all of popular media, you’ll probably enjoy a down-and-grounded gritty take on a fantasy-themed story. It looks violent, it looks original (apart from the fact that it looks like Alien Nation meets a 1990’s take of Shadowrun) and it looks entertaining.

So long as it doesn’t have a Swiss cheese plot like Suicide Squad and manages to capture the hard-edged cinematic nature of Ayer’s previous films, Bright could be a film worth watching.


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  • Balpa

    Looks like the usual shit. Black hero, stupid diversity that can be laughed at because it doesn’t exist, White men only in the background to be disposed of, and a White woman because it’s PC-compliant & males of every race want to fuck one.

  • Bitterbear

    only this time they have Will Smith as a black racist cop who doesn’t like elves, fairies or orcs.

    Isn’t that Wil Smith’s whole schtick? As of lately the plots of the films he’s been starring as a lead that always hates a group of individuals.

    Kinda like him being the black Rob Schneider and his Rob Schneider turns into this thing thing.

  • LurkerJK

    i feel like i just watched 5 movies by watching that trailer, wtf is going on ?

    can they really put out aaaaalll of that in 2 hours ?

  • MONAD

    It’s giving me Shadowrun vibes, so I’m digging it. The fact that this is the same guy that did Suicide Squad is giving me pause, ’cause Suicide Squad was fucking TERRIBLE.

    To me it’s basically Shadowrun meets End of Watch, and this could go fifty / fifty either way.

    • descent3031

      “It’s giving me Shadowrun vibes, so I’m digging it.”

      Totally, first thing I thought of. I even remember something from the book about racism being dead in the future because “why worry about the tanned looking guy when that thing over there has hands bigger than your head”

      Fingers crossed, Will Smith hasn’t done anything I’ve liked pretty much since he joined the Hollywood alien cult

    • Fury was good, Sabotage was cool, End of Watch was great, Street Kings was legit, and Harsh Times was nothing short of intense. The only awful film to his name is Suicide Squad, so I’m going to say that was the studio meddling more than a scratch against his skill.

      • descent3031

        “Fury was good, Sabotage was cool, End of Watch was great, Street Kings was legit, and Harsh Times was nothing short of intense. The only awful film to his name is Suicide Squad,”

        Holy shit I never would have picked that they’re all from the same guy. All of those movies except suicide squad were gripping and brought the best out of their performers. I don’t care much for Shia labeef or Jake Gyllenhall (like not enough to spell their names right), but their performances in Fury and End of Watch were top notch.

        No wonder they wanted him for suicide squad. They wanted a gritty movie that could feel R rated even if it wasn’t. Well, Fury was.. Man that movie was actually hard to watch.

        • No wonder they wanted him for suicide squad. They wanted a gritty movie that could feel R rated even if it wasn’t.

          There were almost more reshoots for Suicide Squad than what they actually filmed the first time around. The whole thing was a mess. I don’t blame him for that given that it was all on the head of the studios. I would have loved to have seen what he could have done with no studio strings attached and a decent budget.

      • MONAD

        I actually enjoyed End of Watch, truthfully. Wasn’t prepared to enjoy it as much as I did. As far as everything else is concerned, eh. I’m starting to be on the side where the studio is to blame for a lot of Suicide Squad’s fuck up.

      • MONAD

        Sabotage. That was the Arnie dirty cop flick, wasn’t it?

        • Yeah. It was another sufferer of studio meddling. It had a much darker tone (darker than it already had) but test audiences didn’t like Arnie being evil in the end, so they changed up and reshot the ending, along with a re-edit of the tone of the film.

    • tajlund

      I’m in, since this is as close as I”m ever going to get to a Shadowrun movie.

    • David Gray

      When the trailer started i thought it WAS shadowrun, and THAT would be fantastic.
      Kinda sad it isn’t, but it COULD be a gateway drug for normies 😀

      • Personally, even if it isn’t named Shadowrun, the fact that it seems to contain the exact same lore as Shadowrun makes it a-okay in my book. If it does well enough Hollywood would definitely look into tapping derivative material, and you can bet your bottom dollar a Shadowrun movie would be on their slate next.

        • David Gray

          Indeed.
          Cyberpunk is REALLY due to hit mainstream popularity and I love the added bonus of fantasy fluff that Shadowrun brings to it.

          As much as I love the fantasy, sci fi and superhero fare we get these days and how it’s opening up the nerd niche to new people, they do seem to play it a bit too safe ^^

          • Well, the main stream stuff plays it safe. Movies like Eden Log, Chrysalis and Natural City have gone the not-so-safe routes with their storytelling and themes when it comes to the cyberpunk mythos. The low-budget and indie fanfare is usually where the more original and unique storytelling takes place.