Chance The Rapper Critiques Racism Symbolism In 'Bright' Movie

The film about cops, orcs, and elves has led to a debate online.

(AllHipHop News) Will Smith's new drama Bright has been met with polarizing reviews. Movie critics slammed the film (30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences seemed to enjoy the David Ayer-directed Netflix original (89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes).

Chance The Rapper decided to offer his own review of the fantasy motion picture via his Twitter account. The Coloring Book creator focused mostly on the racism allegories in Bright.

He posted:

Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork in #Brightmovie. I found the way they tried to illustrate americas racism through the mythical creatures to be a little shallow. I always feel a lil cheated when I see allegorical racism in movies cause that racism usually stems from human emotion or tolerance but not by law or systems the way it is in real life. The characters in #Bright live in a timeline where racism is gone... cause we hate ork now... I think the idea is that they’re a step below bottom of the spectrum blackness. Which is why Will’s character, the Mexican cop and the ork have that dialogue in the street... I tried to look at it that way but a few minutes into the movie they make wills character say “Fairy Lives don’t Matter."

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