Contrary to how critics have felt about David Ayer’s ‘Bright’ (Netflix’s newest attempt at a movie), I honestly felt that it was better than what it was given credit for. Though, beneath its visual splendor and thrilling action lies social commentary we have been exposed to before with the same reluctant-detective-teaming-up-with-a-different-species-to-right-a-wrong premise we have seen in ‘Zootopia’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, and many others. Only this time, it feels more like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as a crime drama set in present day Los Angeles (If Netflix did not step up to the plate, the film could have been distributed by Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and MGM). There are orcs, elves, fairies, and dwarves (Maybe we will see hobbits in the sequel?) all living side by side with humans.
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Score: 4.5 out of 5
One of DC’s comic books has finally been translated to film in what may be nearly the best way ever; on-screen, we see amazing effects, a story involving global destruction, a city being destroyed by sibling witches, and a group of freed criminals strutting their stuff on the streets while wondering about their pasts. Throughout the majority of ‘Suicide Squad’, we get to know more about and possibly enjoy what may be DC’s best characters since Batman and the Joker (who both happen to be in the film in a few scenes). To be honest, I would love to see these characters, maybe not make appearances in other installments in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe, for short.), but in a sequel, if this film keeps bringing in the dollars.
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