Just call David Ayer Mr. Brightside.
Netflix's Bright reteams the director with actor Will Smith, who worked together last year on Suicide Squad. Smith plays Daryl Ward, a Los Angeles police officer who teams up with Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), a rookie Orc officer, in a world of both human and mythical creatures. The movie, out Friday, also stars Ike Barinholtz, Lucy Fry, Noomi Rapace and Édgar Ramírez. In spite of its $90 million budget and massive marketing campaign, the future of Bright looks dark.
Overnight, Ayer retweeted a link to Ehrlich's critique. "This is going on my fridge," he wrote. "Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way. This is a f--king epic review. It's a big fun movie. You can sure string words together Mr. Erlich. I'd love to read any script you've written."