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« on: February 22, 2021, 07:21:59 PM »

I will assume that many saw this a couple years ago. I literally just watched it recently. While it wasnít perfect and had too much going on as well as many unanswered questions, it was a good Shadowrun like movie. This was literally the best way that I could show my wife what the Shadowrun world was like visually.

Thoughts or comments?
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Re: Bright
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 03:39:59 AM »

I remember telling my better half "We're watching that!" - and never doing so. ;)
Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Bright
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 12:31:47 PM »

Then look forward to thoughts after you see it.
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Re: Bright
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 04:04:24 AM »

Have now seen it. Enjoyed it.
Was it pure Shadowrun? No.
Did it remind me of Shadowrun? Yes.
Was it entirely watchable? Yes.

They leaned a bit more heavily into the racism thing that we've usually done, maybe (probably) because it's more of an issue in the US that here. Not that we don't have racists - we do! - but racial tension are less significant.

I also thought they leaned a bit heavily into the 'Damsel in Distress' trope with Tikka, while still leaving her big scene(s) predictable and even necessary.

But those are probably my main complaints. It was an enjoyable movie. :)
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Re: Bright
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 09:18:25 AM »

Never heard of it. Will put it on the to do list.
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Re: Bright
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 01:33:10 PM »

Have now seen it. Enjoyed it.
Was it pure Shadowrun? No.
Did it remind me of Shadowrun? Yes.
Was it entirely watchable? Yes.

They leaned a bit more heavily into the racism thing that we've usually done, maybe (probably) because it's more of an issue in the US that here. Not that we don't have racists - we do! - but racial tension are less significant.

I also thought they leaned a bit heavily into the 'Damsel in Distress' trope with Tikka, while still leaving her big scene(s) predictable and even necessary.

But those are probably my main complaints. It was an enjoyable movie. :)

You summed up exactly what I thought. The one point that was nice is that it was actually a good introduction into the Shadowrun universe for my wife. She could finally appreciate my interest and her interest has been growing.
I guess my complaint about the movie is that there are a lot of plot holes and it felt kind of incomplete at the end at least for me.
Regardless a decent movie.
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Re: Bright
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 03:51:17 PM »

The one point that was nice is that it was actually a good introduction into the Shadowrun universe for my wife. She could finally appreciate my interest and her interest has been growing.
Ah! I should absolutely show it to my better half then! :)
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Re: Bright
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 01:41:39 AM »

I watched it when it first came out. After watching it I felt that "magic lore" pulled those "Shadowrun" feelings out, but at the same time I felt that since it was set in a modern time it didn't have any of the cyberpunk from Shadowrun. Due to this it felt more like a Tolkien-like fantasy setting set in the modern world.

Still, it was an enjoyable experience.

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