Reports say Netflix has scrapped plans for “Bright 2” starring Will Smith and according to the streaming platform, it’s ‘Unrelated’ to Oscars slap. It doesn’t seem like Will Smith will go scot-free for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars as the consequences of the slap continues to chase after him and his career via Vlad;
The news appeared in a report by Bloomberg where Smith’s upcoming National Geographic project was delayed as a result of the slap followed by Netflix cancelling their plans altogether. However, Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw tweeted that the Netflix decision was “unrelated” to the Oscars slap.
For those who missed it, the Oscar award-winning actor issued a statement apologizing for his actions:
“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home,” said the actor. “I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken.”
The original movie Bright had bad reviews from critics.
Bright received criticism for its screenplay, cinematography, poor world building, and excessive focus on social commentary.On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 28% based on 109 reviews, with an average rating of 3.8/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Bright tries to blend fantasy, hard-hitting cop drama, and social commentary—and ends up falling painfully short of the mark on all three fronts.” On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 29 out of 100, based on 26 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 1.5 out of 4 stars, saying: “Bright is basically a tired buddy-cop movie dressed up in bizarre trappings … It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s not nearly as self-deprecating and funny as it needed to be.” Writing for Rolling Stone, David Fear gave the film 1 out of 4 stars, criticizing the script and incoherent action scenes, writing: “This combo of gritty cop procedural and fantasy is a dark, dank, dumb-as-hell mess.”
David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film an “F” and called it the worst film of 2017, saying: “There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s Bright … from the director of Suicide Squad and the writer of Victor Frankenstein comes a fresh slice of hell that somehow represents new lows for them both—a dull and painfully derivative ordeal that often feels like it was made just to put those earlier misfires into perspective.” Ayer responded enthusiastically to Ehrlich’s review, claiming that he desired for the film to receive “a strong reaction either way.”
NPR’s Chris Klimek wrote: “Critics have already lined up to pillory Bright as among the year’s worst releases. Don’t believe the clickbait. Lazy but not boring, this Net-flick is perfectly, stubbornly mediocre, and less a chore to sit through than either of 2017’s Vin Diesel vehicles.
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