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You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:45:13 am »
It's a new Netflix exclusive film starring Will Smith.  It borrows heavily from the old "Alien Nation" film/tv show.  Basically it's a modern cop film set in LA with Orcs and Elves and various other LOTR mythos.  It's a bit heavy-handed with the whole race-relations morality stuff, but the sentiment is right at least.  The story is kind of basic and predictable, but there is some fantastic world-building going on.... so much so that I think they could make a tv show out of it... or at least a few more films.  The acting is good as are the sfx.  Give it a watch. 

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 09:20:46 am »
I enjoyed it.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 09:21:02 am »
Watch for the MiB 1 homage in the titty bar. Blink and you’ll miss it.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 09:46:18 am »
I plan on watching... got some sketch reviews but... I'll take y'alls word for it.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 10:20:40 am »
It is getting ripped by critics but I'm glad to hear you guys liked it.  I'll give it a watch.  I loved the Alien Nation movie.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 11:44:32 am »
Well the critics hate the Orville as well, so there you go.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 11:49:44 am »
I didn't love it... but... meh... pretty decent concept.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 01:16:34 pm »
From the trailers, it's basically "Shadowrun: The Early Years".  I'm watching it tonight, I've been anticipating it for a couple months now.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 03:05:48 pm »
Lots of f bombs... Probably wouldn't watch it with my son

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 04:35:49 pm »
You lost me at Will Smith.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 04:46:51 pm »
Been meaning to check this out, good to hear a couple people liked it before wasting the time.  :)
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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 06:14:02 pm »
You lost me at Will Smith.

Ah hell naw.


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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2017, 09:44:55 pm »
I will say that the fresh prince can ruin a movie if he's cast poorly, but this isn't one of those times.  Say what you will, but the guy is a phenomenal actor, and if you don't think so I suggest you go watch The Pursuit of Happiness or Ali.  Dude's gotz skillz to pay them billz son. 

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2017, 09:56:41 pm »
I'll probably give this a shot, but my one question is what's with the title?  "Bright"?  I mean, it doesn't exactly conjure up images of the buddy-cop/fantasy mash-up they've created.  Is it explained in the movie?

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 10:19:13 pm »
Yeah.  Anyone who has magical powers is called a bright.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 11:14:05 pm »
Yeah.  Anyone who has magical powers is called a bright.

Ugh, that's the best they could come up with?   :-\

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2017, 11:19:37 pm »
They're taking Bright away from the obnoxious atheists and making it great again.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2017, 11:38:37 pm »
Kidding aside, I don't think religion is a thing in that universe.  When magic and stuff are real, any belief is no longer blind faith and therefore can't be religion.  The thing about religion is there is zero proof for any of it, which is why it's silly to get mad at atheists when their lack of faith makes more logical sense. 


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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2017, 01:33:09 pm »
Please tell me he says “I gotta get me one of these!!” It ain’t a Will Smith film otherwise.
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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2017, 02:16:26 pm »
I liked it.
I don't understand all the hate from the critics.
there is already sequel ordered.

wish there were no boobs and better language so I could watch with my kid.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2017, 02:37:15 pm »
I started Dark last night.  I know its sort of a rip on Stranger things but two episodes in and I'm liking it so far.

As far as bright.... I think it would have benefited from more production money.  World building would have been better with more fantasy creatures incorporated into the setting.

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2017, 05:25:17 pm »
Last half hour really drug on....

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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2017, 11:41:11 pm »
The whole thing did.  Against my better judgement I watched this while maintaining a lovely Swedish Gloog buzz, which isn’t that difficult given that drink is made of 3 types of alcohol. But it’s a fine winter drink, graciously made from my friend’s grandma’s recipe.

What a piece of garbage movie. After being hit over the head repeatedly with the racial/xenophobic topic, they follow it up by a simple formula of action—>lull to explain absolutely nothing —>action —>lull—>repeat. Half way though the movie my wife and others in the room were questioning where this movie was going?
A lot of this movie could have been edited out, scenes made shorter, casting choices different.
So much cringe in this film. The chollos were laughable, the “fbi guys” were confusing and the whole setup of the story had a shallow explaination of how things got this way.

Will Smith was typical big Willie style, trying to come off all hard but failing to deliver any genuine character reactions. I mean, his character is basically Dead Shot or Hancock. Same character beats, same inner struggle.
I wasn’t expecting much from the Scientologist, but I keep reminding myself that he hasn’t done a good acting performance in a long while anyway, so this is par for the course.

Thumbs down on this movie.   

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2017, 04:13:09 am »
Not watched it, may do at a later date.
Am I right in thinking its a similar thing to Space Precinct?
But with more bad language and boobs? Lol

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Re: You should Watch "BRIGHT"
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2017, 08:05:59 am »
Jeez, titch, if only it didn’t cost you anything extra to watch  and if only it could be played on any modern device.  Oh well, some day.

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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2017, 10:44:50 am »
Jeez, titch, if only it didn’t cost you anything extra to watch  and if only it could be played on any modern device.  Oh well, some day.

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2017, 11:35:51 am »
Costs time PBJ, And that is a Valuable commodity!

Watch it 1 loo session at a time.
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 11:37:04 am »
Costs time PBJ, And that is a Valuable commodity!

Watch it 1 loo session at a time.

Like I said maybe in the near future ;)

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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 03:20:50 pm »
Ime working through The Wire at the mo.

The Wire is fantastic.  What season you on?

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 03:23:43 pm »
Ime working through The Wire at the mo.

The Wire is fantastic.  What season you on?

Half way through S3 atm.
Yeah its pretty good!

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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2017, 03:59:20 pm »
Watched it, wasn't great but wasn't terrible. a 7 /10 ish?

Fell into a lot of obvious tropes, the orcs all looked like burn victims. Nick got less likable as the movie went on. Excessive gore could have been toned down  and pointless nudity could have been completely cut out. Everything I thought was going to happen, happened ; but at least the characters were consistent.  A lot of the back story is fed to you in throw away lines of dialog and I wish they gave you more insight into the world.   I had issues with the elf abilities and how much they changed when fighting throw away characters vs fighting plot-centric characters.


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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2017, 04:01:40 pm »
Ime working through The Wire at the mo.

The Wire is fantastic.  What season you on?

Half way through S3 atm.
Yeah its pretty good!

Might be the best show ever.   :cheers:

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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2017, 04:05:42 pm »
Best show ever?

You obviously never watched "Sledge Hammer!"

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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2017, 04:29:25 pm »
Yeah dunno about best ever but its pretty good lol

I mean its got tough competition...

Sopranos, Breaking bad, board walk empire, peaky blinders etc

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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2017, 04:35:06 pm »
There was television before the year 2000.

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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2017, 05:21:22 pm »
There was television before the year 2000.

Yeah, but no where near the amount of quality TV series IMO.

I think most older TV series were either never ending, Utter pants or anything that seemed to show any sort of promise was canned for no apparent reason.

Theres a few exceptions I can think of but not many.
And I cant really think of any decent crime ones Pre 2000.

Least none that made it to this side of the pond lol

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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2017, 05:33:47 pm »
I think the newer TV shows benefit from having a shorter season.  10-13 episodes forces the writers to work tighter and you end up with less filler than what we got on the old  20-24 episode network schedule.

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« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2017, 05:37:06 pm »
There was television before the year 2000.

Searched for "best shows of the 1980s" and Google returned a list of mostly sitcoms, with a smattering of action shows and some dramas.

Searched for "best shows of the 2010s" and it's pretty much all dramas.
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« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2017, 05:38:52 pm »
The Waltons, MASH and Star Trek TNG, and those are just off the top of my head.  Every hour long drama on tv owes a dept to those three shows btw.... they developed the format and all the tropes that come with it.  Modern shows are certainly filmed at a higher quality and sometimes the acting is better, but the concept of the shows can often be rather poor.  I love modern tv, but it isn't any better than older shows, it's gotten slicker, not better. 

As for crime shows, Dragnet comes to mind... which again, along with Law and Order set the format that every single solitary procedural crime drama uses now. 

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« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2017, 05:42:45 pm »
The Waltons, MASH and Star Trek TNG, and those are just off the top of my head.  Every hour long drama on tv owes a dept to those three shows btw.... they developed the format and all the tropes that come with it.  Modern shows are certainly filmed at a higher quality and sometimes the acting is better, but the concept of the shows can often be rather poor.  I love modern tv, but it isn't any better than older shows, it's gotten slicker, not better. 

As for crime shows, Dragnet comes to mind... which again, along with Law and Order set the format that every single solitary procedural crime drama uses now.
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