Director David Ayer's latest film, Bright, teams Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as two cops trying to survive in Los Angeles after finding a powerful artifact. The generic survival premise is flipped on its head when we are introduced to a world much like our own that is uniquely filled orcs, fairies, elves, and sometimes even dragons flying overhead in the distance.
Joel Edgerton plays Nick Jakoby, the first Orc to serve as a police officer, and Will Smith plays his veteran partner, Daryl Ward, who is fresh off of medical leave after being injured on duty. When the two come across a magic wand they trigger a series of events that have the hunted by elves, the FBI, crooked cops, and gangsters. The film also makes an attempt (poorly) at using the Orcs as an allegory for race relations in this world.