Los Angeles, Dec 28 (PTI) Chance the Rapper has criticised the underlying racial messages in the Netflix film “Bright”. Also Read - There Should be Some Screening: Supreme Court Seeks OTT Regulations From Centre
The hip-hop star turned to Twitter to initiate a discussion with fans about “Bright” and said using “mythical creatures” to express America’s racial issues in the film were “a little shallow.” Also Read - Your March Guide to Netflix: All The Movies And Web-Series Releasing This Month
“Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork in ‘Bright’,” he posted on Twitter. Also Read - The Girl on The Train Review: Good Book, Bad Film Written All Over
“I found the way they tried to illustrate americas racism through the mythical creatures to be a little shallow,” he added.
Directed by David Ayer, and starring Will Smith, Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton, “Bright” revolves around a human LAPD officer and his Orc companion as they patrol the streets.
They battle their prejudice and mistrust to protect a relic, which in the wrong hands, could destroy the world.
“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 orc now (sic),” he said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.