When you’re Netflix, you do not depend on the box office to consider a production successful, but on the amount of content seen. It is clear that many subscribers saw Bright, because the sequel is coming.
This was confirmed by the company with a “filtered” video of orcs auditioning to be part of the first installment:
Bright, considered the first blockbuster of Netflix for its budget and production values, had a cost estimated to be over 100 million dollars, which makes it the most expensive original movie of the popular streaming service to date.
The investment is notorious in the result in terms of its visual effects and action sequences. Brightoccurs in a version of our current world, in which humans coexist with orcs and elves. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as Nick Jakoby, the first orc officer in the Los Angeles Police, star in a story that portrays a parable of racial discrimination and social inequality.
However, Bright is also distinguished by having been beaten by the critics almost unanimously, although the reception by the general public has been more favorable. At the time of writing, the film has a 28% approval rating from 79 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, against 88% rating by the audience.
For a monthly subscription service and endless catalog, it is evident that the opinion of critics seems to matter much less than for a movie in theaters and a cost of at least 60 pesos per ticket. Bright 2 (or Brighter, or Bad Boys in Mordor , or as it gets to be titled) does not have an estimated release date yet.