Netflix’s “Bright” Sequel Officially Announced


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Will Smith and his co-star Joel Edgerton will be returning to the screens this January, courtesy Netflix. Everyone remembers last year’s fantasy action and crime melodrama featuring a Los Angeles Police Department officer and his teammate who battle human and non-humans in an endeavor to clean up the city. Netflix’s Bright sequel will be written and directed entirely by David Ayer.

To date, Bright happens to be the highest viewed film ever launched by Netflix, since its launch on December 22, 2017. The film had an overall audience reach of at least 11 Million worldwide. That’s phenomenal, considering that it would amount to net ticket sales totaling around $100 million if one were just to multiply monetary averages and audiences.

So what makes Bright such a high-grosser for Netflix? The film presents to us an alternate reality in which humans try to co-exist with elves, orcs, dwarves and several other species that have been intermittently fighting each other for supremacy and survival for thousands of years.

Daryl Ward (played by Will Smith) partners with Nick Jakoby, an Orc polish officer who team up to quell disturbances in Los Angeles. They inadvertently stumble upon a ‘Shield of Light’ safe house in which they find some corpses, a torso of an elf embedded in a wall, and young survivor elf named Tikka who possesses a magic wand. However, this is not an ordinary wand, and it can only be commanded by someone who is “Bright”. Any contact by a non-bright person will immediately destroy the wand.

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The further drama unfolds as four LAPD officers arrive suddenly and decide to keep the wand to themselves. They try to coerce Ward to bump off his partner in exchange for his life. However, Ward acts instinctively and eliminates the four corrupt officers. This attracts the attention of a local human gang – The Altamira – who are then in hot pursuit of the trio.

They make good their escape and flee through the territory of the Fogteeth Orcan clan where they encounter further flare-ups. Meanwhile, Leilah and other Inferni members are also chasing them down. The trio is finally brought into captivity before their leader Dorghu who demands to know the location of the magic wand. He sends his son to kill Jakoby after failing to elicit any response from Ward.

Dorghu kills Jakoby himself, and he falls into a deep pit. Just as he is about to kill ward, Tikka appears with the wand and resurrects Jakoby, thus revealing that she is ‘Bright’. By proclaiming this as the prophecy, the entire clan kneels down before Jakoby, and the three are allowed to leave in peace. Tikka, who now knows she can trust them, speaks to them in English and explains the Inferno’s plan to resurrect their Dark Lord, a dangerous mythical figure who is to take over the world – because she was once a part of their clan and had been protected by the Shield of Light before fleeing with the wand.

Tikka, however, can only be saved by placing her in one of the magic pools found in a Shield safe house. As they return, they encounter Leilah who has been waiting for their return. To his shock, Ward discovers that he is also ‘Bright’ as he watches the wand glow a bright orange in his hands. He uses it to kill Leilah while Tikka makes good her escape. The movie ends with the Inferni being labeled as an extremist organization and Ward and Jakoby are felicitated for their bravery and valor.

Netflix’s “Bright” sequel promises all the action, drama, magic and sorcery as the prequel, with many more twists and turns as the plot unravels. Previously, Netflix was able to gauge how many users were interested in the movie was heavily advertised and many were able to watch trailers and add the movie to their queues. This further emboldened them enough to go ahead with the film’s sequel this month, which by some estimates cost them at least a whopping $90 million.

There’s no doubt that Bright is one of Netflix’s biggest originals they have ever launched. This is in spite of the fact that the film wasn’t reviewed very favorably by critics. Netflix always has some aces up its sleeves. This also gives them an edge over their competitors like Showbox.

They know that no amount of bad reviews will keep their audiences away from pressing the play button in the comforts of their homes and that’s why Netflix’s “Bright” the sequel makes for a very interesting proposition this January. Don’t miss it!

January 20, 2018

Slender Man Movie Trailer Review


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Slender Man is yet another upcoming, eye-catching American supernatural horror film written by David Birke and directed by Sylvain White, hinged on the Creepypasta character created by Eric Knudsen. This film features Javier Botet as the horrifying monster, in cooperation with Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, and Annalise Basso. It is set to be released by Screen Gems on May 18, 2018.

Plot

Terror, fear, pain and all sorts of atrocities strike when a group of 4 teenage girls in a small rural town for some reason decide to perform a dark ritual to challenge the myth of a tall, thin and horrifying creature known as Slender Man. They soon ascertain the validity of the legend when one of them suddenly goes missing.

Analysis

Slender Man is a tall, thin horrifying figure with unusual long arms and featureless face, who is repeatedly portrayed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance and even death of countless children and teens throughout the film. This can evidently be seen in the final half of the trailer where we are given a swift-run of most of the Slender Man’s horrifying abilities portrayed affecting unfortunate victims. The abilities include:

  • Making victims attempt suicide, as seen in the scene where a teenage boy unwillingly tosses himself off a bridge to almost certain death for no apparent reason.
  • Making victims stab themselves in the eyeball as shown in the laboratory scene as a teenage girl holds up a scalpel in front of her face and immediately stabs herself in the eyeball, causing immediate tension, confusion, and fear in the room.
  • He can also make doors rattle loudly, which can be very scary, especially if you have a constant fear of stiff winds blowing unnaturally.
  • The Slender Man can also slip through doors, as displayed the scene where his slender shadow is seen to penetrate under and through a locked door. He can also sort of teleport as shown in the scene where he suddenly appears in front of a teenage girl who was trying to hide from him behind a tree in a dark, dark forest.
  • Finally, the scariest of his abilities on my opinion is he makes dark, root-like structures grow out of the mouth and eyeballs of the teenage girl in a scary way raising the question if she is really dead or just under the slender man’s manipulation.

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Sound effects and horrifying scenes

The dramatic and horrifying sound effects used all over the trailer scenes play a big part in raising the overall fear and satisfaction of watching the horror film. They put you in anticipation of knowing something terribly wrong and scary is about to unfold to an unwilling character like in the scene of the dark forest where frightening sound effects accelerate after the teenage girl, hiding behind a tree peeps and sees slender man’s figure from a distance and as she looks away he suddenly appears in front of her, grabs her and pins her on the ground.

Conclusion

The trailer of the Slender Man movie indeed does set in motion much anticipation for watching the movie itself, especially if you’re a horror film enthusiast, this one will undoubtedly entertain you as it features several scary scenes that have been efficiently portrayed to keep you at the edge of your seat. There is also the mystery of how to stop or kill the slender which is unknown as even in previous related films. He or rather “it” just appears, strikes his fair share of death and fear and then just disappears.

January 19, 2018