Actors: Noomi Rapace

Poster for the movie "Bright"

Bright

Disjointed in places, and seeming to need to embrace modern memes or pop culture references instead of better writing that would be more relevant to the alternate universe. Racial stereotypes abound in this movie, which is often common in fantasy stories but feels less appropriate in a modern setting and especially so with today’s movement towards better inclusivity.

A lot of the details seem left out also, reasons why things are happening – all the stuff you need to spend time on to build a cohesive world framework – in favour of the buddy-cops-in-over-their-heads motif which pervades the film. You have the “bent cop” sequence (human), the “ninja assassins” (elves), the “criminal gang lair” (orcs) strung together with either chase or hide-and-seek sequences.

After a disjointed start, it settles into a watchable action/thriller yet occasionally leaves you wondering what just happened only to carry on regardless. Naturally, it wraps up nicely for our heroes and sets the scene for more outings with the Brights.

Hopefully, it may spend a bit more time on each of the races, break down the stereotypes and spend more time explaining some of the details. It may then stand on the shoulders of this “welcome to Bright” movie.

Bright

20171 h 57 min
Overview

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.

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Director David Ayer
Runtime 1 h 57 min
Release Date 22 December 2017
Budget $90,000,000
Revenue
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Movie Media VoD
Movie Status Loaned
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Happy Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Matt Gerald, Margaret Cho, Joseph Piccuirro, Brad William Henke, Jay Hernandez, Enrique Murciano, Scarlet Spencer, Andrea Navedo, Kenneth Choi, Bobby Naderi, Carlos Linares, Bunnie Rivera, Bailey Edwards, Rosemary Stevens, Greg Joung Paik, Cle Shaheed Sloan, Robert Jekabson, Nadia Sloane, Chris Browning, Laura Vallejo, Brandon Larracuente, Derek Graf, John Duff, Jamal Duff, Craig Henningsen, Aaron V. Williamson, Joe Rogan, Tim Sitarz, Luis Moncada, Jos Viramontes, Aileen Burdock, Briana Henry, Lesley Shires, René Mena, Chelsea Rendon, Daryn D. Dupree, Blue Mesquita, Natalie Camunas, Regan Talley, Gabriel Ortega, Roberto Garcia, Kevin Vance, Ignacio Rodriguera, Eugene Villanueva, Adan Mendoza Jr., Hector Chavez, Raul Cuellar, Gabriel Lopez, Keenen Bray, Diane Boose
Poster for the movie "Prometheus"

Prometheus

Prometheus

20122 h 04 min
Overview

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Director Ridley Scott
Runtime 2 h 04 min
Release Date 30 May 2012
Budget
Revenue
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status Loaned
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Lucy Hutchinson, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Patrick Wilson, Ian Whyte, Branwell Donaghey, Vladimir Furdik, C.C. Smiff, Shane Steyn, John Lebar, Anil Biltoo, Giannina Facio, James Embree, Robin Atkin Downes, Louisa Staples, Annie Penn, Daniel James
Poster for the movie "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

More of the same from Guy Ritchie, Holmes & Watson. The originality of the first one has worn off, and while this is well implemented and visually stunning in places, it feels a little “grey”. It’s a good piece and Moriarty – well played by Jared Harris – is a good arch villain. I felt that Holmes’ visualisation routine was a little overplayed, though the bullet time elements worked well. Enjoyable but not as much as the first.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

20112 h 09 min
Overview

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

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Director Guy Ritchie
Runtime 2 h 09 min
Release Date 22 November 2011
Budget
Revenue
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry, William Houston, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Anderson, Wolf Kahler, Iain Mitchell, Jack Laskey, Patricia Slater, Karima Adebibe, Richard Cunningham, Marcus Shakesheff, Mark Sheals, George Taylor, Rachel McAdams, Thierry Neuvic, Laurentiu Possa, Carsten Hayes, Clive Russell, Michael Webber, Mike Grady, Thorston Manderlay, Daniel Naprous, Lancelot Weaver, Vladimir Furdik, Alexander Devrient, Fatima Adoum, Stanley Kaye, Martin Nelson, Mark Evans, Anthony Inglis, Ian Wilson-Pope, Pamela Hay, Laurence Dobiesz, Peter Stark, Roman Jankovic, Fredrick Ruth, Jonathan Christie, James McNeill, Maitland Chandler, Joe Egan, Lasco Atkins, D.J. Bailey, Paul Bateman, Chris Capaldi, Kenneth Coombs, Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro, Lukas DiSparrow, Ray Donn, Ross Egan, Rich Goble, Shonn Gregory, Marina Hayter, Jefferson King, Jeffrey Lipman Snr, Steve Munroe, Kerry Rousell, Mark Sealey, Danny Seldon, Alain Stash, Tom Swacha, Charles Walters, Paul Warren, Christian Wolf-La'Moy