The response to David Ayer's new film Bright has been, well, not exactly great. Chance the Rapper joined the chorus of less-than-flattering reviews through a series of tweets on Tuesday night. He kicked off his analysis of the Will Smith-starring Netflix original with a simple inquiry to his nearly 7 million Twitter followers.
Chance's problems with the film—by IndieWire as"so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break" —center on its use of "allegorical racism." Chance said he always feels "cheated" when movies use such allegory, as it’s rarely indicative of the systemic racism found in real-life.
Though he hasn't specifically responded to Chance, Ayer has been taking the wave of strong reactions in stride. "This is going on my fridge," he said of the aforementioned IndieWire take, penned by David Ehrlich. "Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way. This is a f*cking epic review. It's a big fun movie. You can sure string words together Mr. Erlich [sic]. I'd love to read any script you've written."
If Bright qualifies as your cup of tea, you're in excellent luck. Despite negative reviews, Netflix has reportedly ordered a Smith-starring sequel. If the tentatively titled Bright 2 does indeed come to fruition, it will mark the first streaming movie franchise in history.