Bright: The Apotheosis of Lazy Worldbuilding | Video Essay


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  • Shadow
    Shadow  3 hours back

    Wait there's 9 races? Where are the other 5? What are the other 5?

    • ThePaintingBanjo
      ThePaintingBanjo  5 hours back

      District 9 is perfect.

      • Ninth Hell TV
        Ninth Hell TV  9 hours back

        I enjoyed your video! Shadowrun as a setting does this merge well because there's a specific point in time (the year 2011) when magic reveals itself in our world, a divergent point. Bright's divergent point is at least two thousand years prior. What would Earth look like in such a world? Would magic supplant technology, or combine with it? How would society be neccessarily, drastically, different? I remember looking forward to Bright before it came out. I agree with your take on Ayer's influence harming this film, and a bunch of the dialogue being ad libbed. -Fellow Starscream fan.

        • Daniel Ichinose
          Daniel Ichinose  12 hours back

          Anyone else kinda interested in what the context is of the Shrek movies in this universe? I mean are those historical movies here?

          • lily monroy
            lily monroy  21 hours back

            I understand the allegory it's going for. Still the execution less so.

            • Zalacoza
              Zalacoza  1 days back

              Your videos are awesome. I really enjoy your critical analysis and how you "overthink;" my family tell (yell) at me during TV and movies for the same things haha!

              • Joe Friday
                Joe Friday  1 days back

                Wait. Shrek exists in this universe and Ward doesn´t get murdered on the spot by the orc he just insulted him with the most racist cultural reference there is in front of everyone?!

                • k l
                  k l  1 days back

                  Love to see you do Roger Rabbit one day.

                  • Rob Paulson
                    Rob Paulson  1 days back

                    It was waaaay better than The Hobbit

                    • Steve George
                      Steve George  2 days back

                      So I guess this is definitely not the Forum in which to ask, but what did you know about Max Landis besides him being just kind of jerky and creepy?

                      • Manaf&Art
                        Manaf&Art  2 days back

                        never heard of crash till today

                        • Kenneth Frierson
                          Kenneth Frierson  2 days back

                          Should've made Orc Cop the Bright would make this like 0.3% better

                          • Poi Lethe
                            Poi Lethe  2 days back

                            if anyone wants a better version of urban fantasy alternate reality with much better consideration read the Mercy Thompson series.It has a recent divergent point (the fae come out to humans, vampires, werewolves, and every other fantasy race/creature/magic impacted stays undercover, for ten years. And thats where the story starts, with a mc that changes into a coyote and was raised by the head of the US werewolves) The only issue is that well... the racism or at least the segregation is validated because most magic based creatures are more powerful, reliable, and lacking in empathy by nature than humans are are dangerous individually to humans, where humans are dangerous as a whole to fae or magic creatures. It goes less into the social aspects of this than the political parts, like when the werewolves decide to come out to humans, and how the leader tries to do that more effectively than the fae, or how other groups try to politically maneuver around that change.

                            • Poi Lethe
                              Poi Lethe  2 days back

                              it felt like everything about this movie was designed for a miniseries but then got chopped and squashed into one movie and no one gave a shit.

                              • Stack Black
                                Stack Black  2 days back

                                I know the movie is 'meh' but i have a soft spot for movies that involve elves

                                • Bronzekoala
                                  Bronzekoala  2 days back

                                  Yeah but that movie really makes you think you know. We truly live in a society.

                                  • Zimisnumber1
                                    Zimisnumber1  2 days back

                                    I love how you can hear her stifle a laugh after "They cut the phone line with an axe" at 8:45. The pure unbridled excess of this movie is astounding.

                                    • EB -the-GAMER
                                      EB -the-GAMER  2 days back

                                      So I have to ask. What are you thoughts on the Tolkien movie where he sees his fantasy during the war he fights in?

                                      • Jakub Wojciechowski
                                        Jakub Wojciechowski  2 days back

                                        Okay, so
                                        The fuck.

                                        • Jakub Wojciechowski
                                          Jakub Wojciechowski  2 days back

                                          You know, this part about dark lord and Jesus is super bothering me. I mean, I see the basic implication - history would be totally differnet, but what does a Jesus has to it? Does it imply that there would be less Jesus influence in the Bright universe? Or that this guy should be as important as Jesus? Or that... what? I just can't freaking tell

                                          • Jakub Wojciechowski
                                            Jakub Wojciechowski  3 days back

                                            34.01 The minute I realise there are a normal subtitles and didn't have to run on the automatic ones

                                            • Matt Gilbert
                                              Matt Gilbert  3 days back

                                              You had me at the "broken people" thumbnail (subheading? Video description? I don't know the hip slang). Subbed.
                                              The best thing about being a pessimist is also the worst thing about being a pessimist.
                                              Being right more often than not.

                                              • Jake Anderson
                                                Jake Anderson  3 days back

                                                ....hey...I like Bright, apologetically...

                                                it definitely has its issues, but I liked it overall

                                                • Jason
                                                  Jason  3 days back

                                                  David Ayer. Can people just stop letting him direct movies please? The movies he directs end up being visually interesting with intriguing concepts but the actual plot is all over the place.
                                                  Maybe Mr. Ayer would be better at making slide shows, because if you can do away with the dialogue/sound (as you can with a lot of Ayer's movies) it isn't really a movie.

                                                  • Terry Flautses
                                                    Terry Flautses  3 days back

                                                    I love that Mikey Neumann reference at 17:18
                                                    Was like, "HEEEYYYY, I LOVE THAT GUY!" <3

                                                    • Post from Everywhere
                                                      Post from Everywhere  3 days back

                                                      “What if the Orcs...”
                                                      “Yeah, yeah, okay, keep going”
                                                      “...were black people?”
                                                      “...that’s GENIUS.”

                                                      • Michael Crumpton
                                                        Michael Crumpton  3 days back

                                                        It is basically a crappy remake of Alien Nation, but with that sloppy laziness that comes from being a celebrity pet project and too much money.

                                                        • Nathan Friesen
                                                          Nathan Friesen  3 days back

                                                          I don't disagree with you, but I still liked Bright.

                                                          • Victor johnson
                                                            Victor johnson  3 days back

                                                            Shadowrun did it better

                                                            • Unclekevlar
                                                              Unclekevlar  3 days back

                                                              The "side by side with a friend" line still fucking gets me misty

                                                              • Cnn is Fakenews
                                                                Cnn is Fakenews  3 days back

                                                                For someone who is supposed to be crapping on this movie your not doing a very good job. The movie looks awesome.

                                                                • Sarah Sutherland
                                                                  Sarah Sutherland  3 days back

                                                                  This movie kills me because how can they mess up movie that also gives us the beautiful line "we gon titty bar gunfight die"?

                                                                  • Vicente Temes
                                                                    Vicente Temes  3 days back

                                                                    The Dark Lord was an elf, and he was defeated by an orc.
                                                                    Which is why orcs are hated and elves are loved.

                                                                    • Diana Cameron McQueen
                                                                      Diana Cameron McQueen  4 days back

                                                                      I didn't watch this movie because of that screenwriter they didn't hire.

                                                                      • Zinaida Nitikin
                                                                        Zinaida Nitikin  4 days back

                                                                        what i learned... lazy world building is why you hire a screenwriter

                                                                        probably many of them...

                                                                        • wcheungmusic
                                                                          wcheungmusic  4 days back

                                                                          Lindsay, I love your videos. You research a lot into background of the subject matter, and you manage to make your content entertaining as well as educational, but never patronising. You are really eloquent and you can't be misunderstood. Thank you.

                                                                          • dok dicer
                                                                            dok dicer  4 days back

                                                                            Oh boy... between her asshole behavior around Janine Lindemulder's daughter and her habitually starring in racist shit movies (Crash and Blindside for sure... probably some more I haven't seen), Sandra Bullock needs to get canceled already.
                                                                            She sure has been for me since The Blind Side.

                                                                            • Omen River
                                                                              Omen River  4 days back

                                                                              Shitty Remake of Alien Nation

                                                                              • Fishy Justice
                                                                                Fishy Justice  4 days back

                                                                                Now I want Lord of the Rings but with Mexicans for no reason.

                                                                                • Nick Holmes
                                                                                  Nick Holmes  4 days back

                                                                                  Bright was fine. I guarantee nobody making that movie was trying to win an oscar... they were trying to make something fun to watch

                                                                                  • Starlesslemon
                                                                                    Starlesslemon  4 days back

                                                                                    Just finally watched it. Definitely love it. Also thinking there isn't a "conspiracy" is retarded. People like Spielberg and others are attempting to ban movies like this from the Oscars and other award shows.

                                                                                    • Brendan Swaney
                                                                                      Brendan Swaney  4 days back

                                                                                      I’m just mad that your angry twitter accounts profile picture is Halo 4. I feel attacked lol

                                                                                      • Opu Ofbengal
                                                                                        Opu Ofbengal  5 days back

                                                                                        Thank you. I was curious about this movie. I played in the background while I had a small house party. Guests seemed to have enjoyed the movie, but I couldn't really watch because of hosting duties. Thanks for summarizing so nicely in 5 minutes. I would have wasted several hours replaying it at some point.

                                                                                        • Chise
                                                                                          Chise  5 days back

                                                                                          I wasn't interested in watching Bright, I saw it only to be able to see this video. Keep the good work :)

                                                                                          • elhardo
                                                                                            elhardo  5 days back

                                                                                            (plot summary : 5:05)
                                                                                            1-plot bad : 10:52
                                                                                            2-set-up and pay off bad : 14:23
                                                                                            3-fairy lives don't matter : 18:18
                                                                                            4-allegory and coding : 24:04
                                                                                            5-refrigerator magnet history : 33:56

                                                                                            • Jimmy L
                                                                                              Jimmy L  5 days back

                                                                                              39:40 Me after Will Smith kills the fairy

                                                                                              • Jimmy L
                                                                                                Jimmy L  5 days back

                                                                                                “Fairy lives don’t matter today”
                                                                                                Thought he was quoting Mike Pence

                                                                                                • Andrew Harding
                                                                                                  Andrew Harding  5 days back

                                                                                                  Play Orc Cop at my wedding.