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The REAL story behind Brights, Magic Wands, and The Dark Lord — Tune in to this week's episode from the History Tube, a production of the International Magic History Society Watch Bright on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80119234 Bright The Album Now Available Download/Stream Now - https://Atlantic.lnk.to/Bright About Bright: Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it. Bright is available only on Netflix. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad). The movie is written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and produced by Ayer, Eric Newman (Narcos) and Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games). Connect with Bright Online: Like Bright on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/BrightNetflixFacebook Follow Bright on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/BrightNetflixTwitter Follow Bright on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/BrightNetflixInstagram SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7 About Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Connect with Netflix Online: Visit Netflix WEBSITE: http://nflx.it/29BcWb5 Like Netflix Kids on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/NetflixFamily Like Netflix on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/29kkAtN Follow Netflix on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/29gswqd Follow Netflix on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/29oO4UP Follow Netflix on TUMBLR: http://bit.ly/29kkemT Bright | History of Magic | Netflix http://youtube.com/netflix
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Amin Liban (1 month ago)
Illuminati shit confirmed
Cheeky Hines (3 months ago)
What about the Russian orc wars?!
Ozrenius (3 months ago)
So, basically.... Shadowrun :D
Stephen Schiffman (3 months ago)
Why was this not part of the movie itself? If all this was needed to fully understand what movie we were watching, why not just make it part of the movie? Why release a movie that you knew your audience wouldn't fully understand without this?
Ariel Lau (6 months ago)
the premise is really similar to harry potter... a dark lord (voldemort), an organisation which defies the dark lord (order of the phoenix), and three items that contain great powers (the deathly hallows) sounds oddly familiar lmao
David Putland (7 months ago)
Need to get better on there delivery
Daw (7 months ago)
Too bad this had little to do with the movie, and that the movie sucked
clo hussle (8 months ago)
i hope the next one better explains the lore.....
Adam (8 months ago)
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who really enjoyed this movie!
NJBrown (9 months ago)
I need more on this universe, books, movies, TV shows, the works please! Thanks :)
Ralph Harrison (9 months ago)
Jacoby is a Bright Also
Bloodlord (11 months ago)
Great vid. Adds more lore into a Great movie!
Fringey Moose (11 months ago)
This sounds more like fiction, based on the books on magic and the occult that I've been reading.
Fringey Moose (11 months ago)
Wait. Nevermind. It is, duh. Lol
Aulus Augustus (11 months ago)
the lore is really a mess, huh?
Kevin Ramirez (11 months ago)
will there be a second part?
Gavrie Elliott (1 year ago)
honestly wish the movie was more like this
Ixxen Lauren (1 year ago)
What about the elves?
Bartist Clord (1 year ago)
2000 b.c. (4000+ years ago) or 2000 years ago like the movie 'Bright' stated ?
selfawareedgelord (1 year ago)
went into this movie without any preconceptions and for some reason i kept thinking the Dark Lord is Sauron from LOTR weird coincidence
PT99 (1 year ago)
Your movie was shit should've made a Shadowrun movie instead of this trite garbage
beccallla (1 year ago)
Haha, thought it Sauron, but it said Sargon......My inner Tolkien fan is coming out again. 😂
LC (1 year ago)
hope they make more
contraband100 (1 year ago)
Something like this is needed in the sequel. The worldbuilding was lackluster.
Kris Sisk (1 year ago)
....Ok....Why the F was this not in the film? Having this back story would have made it so much less confusing.
Logan Shepard (1 year ago)
Husarx Husarx (1 year ago)
Magic task force want to resorect dark lord coming with that wile drunk i am a fucking genius baby. but fuck me for my eng right?
Onei ros (1 year ago)
LOL for real sargon of akkad......that got you the subscription for a year..
Neil Ebate (1 year ago)
The music is too loud and it overwhelms the narrator's voice. Had to strain my ears to listen to what he said.
nothing human (1 year ago)
Hopefully Netflix makes a follow up the the first movie
hayescamp (1 year ago)
0:34 Top Kek
Timmara (1 year ago)
Even if this was in the beginning of the movie would it have even helped? Even this doesn’t explain stuff like what Brights actually are, who the Dark Lord is, how Jirak united the nine races, not even what all the nine races are.
That's what makes it so good. I want to know more. And I want the sequel. I bet the Dwarves are bankers lol.
Closed Eye Visuals (1 year ago)
I wish Max Landis wrote this as a book instead of screenplay, it has so much potential
francoibello1 (1 year ago)
This has to be the intro for the sequel!
James Davis (1 year ago)
love these videos
TheBeezNeez 81 (1 year ago)
Needs to be a series. Not necessarily about Will Smith and Joel's characters (if they don't want to return), but a series based in that world, expanding upon its lore and history with an appealing narrative would be good. If Will and Joel want to do a series, it'd be good to explore their relationship growing as Will learns more about being a Bright and Joel's new status of being a blooded orc, regardless of staying in law enforcement or not, though if they do I feel it'd be important for them to become involved in a magical unit, kinda like the elf and that one dude. Anyways, not a bad movie, introduced some great ideas, but really didn't expand on things it should have and really under used Noomi Rapace.
Bum Of The Night (1 year ago)
Cheesy af
Paul Platt (1 year ago)
Wow, this was embarrassingly bad.
Nun Pilo (1 year ago)
This is awesome
Really Gay (1 year ago)
S. (1 year ago)
The dating in this video is incorrect. In the film, we are told that the Dark Lord was defeated 2,000 years ago, yet in this video, it shows that he was defeated 4,000 years ago. The video uses conventional B.C. / A.D. dating. The Dark Lord was defeated in 2109 B.C., meaning 2,109 years Before Christ. We can tell that the B.C. dating is conventional because it counts down to show the forward passage of time; that is, 2600 B.C. occurs before 2109 B.C., meaning that the lower number is the later year. B.C. dating counts down to 1 B.C., believed, in antiquity, to be the year before the birth of Christ. Then the video switches to A.D., giving dates such as 1852 and 1945, wherein the year counts upward as time progresses, i.e. 1845 occurs before 1945. This is confirmed by the parity between Bright's 1945 and our 1945: in both years the atom bomb was created, though in Bright's chronology a wand may have had something to do with it. So, it appears that the makers of the video were confused about conventional dating methods, or that any ancillary material they obtained was either incorrect or incomplete. Or, Max Landis believed that 2109 B.C. occurred 2,000 years ago, and others followed his dictates.
JiveAt5 (1 year ago)
If I've said it once I've said it thousands times the movie, the acting, the concept everything was horrible. Netflix is just a massive garbage disposal full of crap.
Ricardo Guanipa (1 year ago)
sorry but this Lore is way too shallow you guys need more work on the mythology rather than appropriating some historical figures and events
Ricardo Guanipa (1 year ago)
what? Sargon of Akkad is a wizard, I knew he was 1/4 black but I wizard?
hayescamp (1 year ago)
Ricardo Guanipa Elle he is a founder and prime minister of kekistan so his magic was granted by Kek himself
Ronald Verdegaal (1 year ago)
So is Someone gonna like bring the three wands together and that’ll make us have a wizard off?!?
Tetsu Hatano (1 year ago)
I really do want to see more of this world
Albert Hord (1 year ago)
I liked the movie but not this. If you assume that the movie takes place in Shadowrun, less than a generation after the return of magic and the reappearance of the old races, the movie makes complete sense. Admittedly, working on that assumption means that those unfamiliar with Shadowrun would find it confusing as presented. This add-on history exposition, however, creates enormous plot holes and logic errors (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHy6iXcj004 ). I would like to see Netflix partner with the owners of Shadowrun to make this an ongoing series, not necessarily having to revolve around the same protagonists. Netflix, please keep this up, but please also make it easier to understand when approaching it blind. (A series would provide ample space to explore Shadowrun's unique world, and LA would be a great new angle from which to view it.)
Minh P (1 year ago)
Love it
Nickolas D (1 year ago)
I'm surprised this isn't on the history channel
ChildofGod229 (1 year ago)
This was a good movie critics are out of touch.
Smuk (1 year ago)
Orcs for life
contracide (1 year ago)
but then why do people hate orcs
Harrison Cleaver (1 year ago)
Please give us depth of Characters and a rich universe to put them in and understand. Don’t break ur own universes rules and show us these things don’t “tell us”. The fact that you needed to make this short clip in order for us to understand the universe and motivations you just showed us for over an hour is proof you need to work on this.
jg schofield (1 year ago)
This film just needs better writers.. (or better direction. Cough* Cough*) One thing that is good with these movies. definitely the promotion... They been spot on so far.... P.s. I like how they didn't show the dark lord in a fukin prom teaser,...
Kai-Zer Inc. (1 year ago)
The Dark Lord isn't that OP from what I gather. Defeated quite easily & didn't cause that much chaos from his time in power. Şhit, even Putin is more powerful than him...just saying
grimmik345 (1 year ago)
0:36 "Sargon The Great of Akkad"? Anyone else get that one?
rabbitsurvivor (10 days ago)
You know he was an actual historical figure, right? He was a Sumerian ruler.
Цзин Кэ (1 year ago)
It's incredible BS. Shadowrun is far more logical.
Vayne Carudas Solidor (1 year ago)
Bright should have a totally different Earth's history, totally different surviving nations, totally different surviving religions and religious illogical moralisms, totally different cultures, totally different everything! = our history, nations, religions, culture, everything were given by thousands years of HUMAN history, human alone...
Tallacus (1 year ago)
This is better then showing off the shit hole Los Angeles is
Coffee_ First89 (1 year ago)
Reminds me of Elders Scrolls
theory816 (1 year ago)
I liked how they did the magic in bright. The lady on the wall was creeepy as fk lol.
Jaylen Daw (1 year ago)
Bright is the best Netflix movie in my opinion
king of toads (1 year ago)
Shit I need to buy netflix now
Saturn Bolt (1 year ago)
Now the ending makes more sense. Jirak was an unblooded orc who defeated the dark lord and became a hero, then jakoby an unblooded orc prevents the return of the dark lord and becomes a hero to both humans and orcs. Ps so some time during the 18th century a group of people decided “too many sorcerers”
Macabre Craft (1 year ago)
Jirak, the new Hero's Journey; the Chosen One of the Bright ethos! Netflix take my money already!
Macabre Craft (1 year ago)
I absolutely loved the film. There is a large demographic chasm between critics and audiences. I am with that almost 90% of the audiences who loved the film. I'm with you and not the critics. You can see this chasm especially with your competitor Disney, Fox and Hulu (since the merger). I'm continuing to support your streaming, I'm a fan and a sub. I don't like the idea of them monopolizing what I want to watch. I didn't like the direction in which they took the Star War continuity. I did not like the film. So, thus far critics and audiences are going head to head in the market for what they want to see on the big screen. So, when you went "Blockbuster straight to streaming" that move was bold asf! You're making history and I think you guys can corner the market with audiences. Disney is loosing that fight with audiences and steadily dropping. Seems you know what audiences are looking for. I'm one of your biggest fans of your sci-fi and fantasy films streaming genre and your Originals are freaking pinned to my favorites. You nail it every time, imo. I hope that Bright is the new Star Wars of our era! I can see this easily becoming a franchise: comic books, trilogy (franchise), novels, toys, a spin-ff into live action tv series, etc. You guys have the vision and my money is on you. Especially, with Disney buying Fox-Hulu. I'm in your corner. I hope to see more from Bright. Especially that sequel! An I will be looking at the latest news and upcoming info for it. I bet you guys could even get a deal with Dark Horse comics, especially since Disney closed the deal with Dark Horse to go with (buying) Marvel. I'm really excited to see what you guys are going to bring us next. You have no idea. THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG! You guys pulled in over 11 million viewers! Just in the first opening weekend! That's like $98 million dollars in (in theater ticket sales), that means something, especially in this bold move you guys have done. This is your moment Netflix, WOO!
CallMeAustin (1 year ago)
There's the plot for the sequel
AzA (1 year ago)
I still don't understand how there is 3 wands, I thought there was one. Also, where were the other 2 wands in the movie?
BRND MYR (1 year ago)
And now with the voice of Honest Trailers!
Kyle Sawyer (1 year ago)
If such devastating changes from our timeline due to all this magic hubbabaloo, why is there so many things that are in our world are in theirs? How are the Alamo, Shrek, Ford Motor company, the United States, Los Angeles, etc. a part of their world, and not changed by orcs, dwarves, elves, fairies, etc., being a thing. Aside from, we were too cheap and lazy to account for different this society would be if things changed 2000 years ago.
Kyle Sawyer (1 year ago)
Then that's rather problematic, as what they're saying is that Orcs really are destined to fight and really did sell out the human race 2000 years ago. Saying that about real life minorities brings up problems. Again, Alien Nation did this better, smarter, and wasn't offensive or lazy in their portrayal.
I thought it was obvious. The film is satire of our reality replaced with fantasy creatures. The Orcs are black people, humans are caucasian and the Elves are Jews. I'm sure the dwarves are Asian, owning businesses and banks. Satire.
Kyle Sawyer (1 year ago)
Mike Weilgart Because this movie's concept was better explored in Alien Nation's movie and TV show, and they didn't require the audience to accept the laziness from moviemakers in their storytelling.
Mike Weilgart (1 year ago)
Dude, it's a movie.  Chill out. Also, you should read the Amber series (Zelazny).  In which any world you can possibly imagine is real in Shadow, somewhere.
Ax Wolf (1 year ago)
*e r e c t*
GiulerPowerGamer (1 year ago)
Hey Netflix, when will the Bluray come out? The Movie was awesome!
Malcolm Tem (1 year ago)
If this was explained in the movie, itwould have been way more better
Frames in Review (1 year ago)
Y'all really couldn't just call it sorcery... magic sounds so dumb imo.
Olivier C (1 year ago)
What's funny is that most of you believe in a religion with a made-up story just like this one.
Van Win (1 year ago)
Imagine if they have a crossover with the shadow of war/mordor series.
jamricsloe (1 year ago)
Spoiler: Why did the wand turn red when Will Smith's character held it?
JT Yearsley (1 year ago)
"Dramatization" LOL! Love it!
Mousey Publishings (1 year ago)
Im subd to sargon on youtube.
Rey Scott (1 year ago)
I feel that this video clarifies some facts but confuses me with others: So, an orc named Jirak led the forces against the Dark Lord but orcs are still hated in the film. No one ever says Jakoby is one of the good orcs. Jirak is said to be the first Bright but in the present day of the film, elves are the majority of the Brights. What caused the shift to elf magical dominance? Also, time is denoted with B.C, Before Christ, so Jesus, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam still exist in a world where there is magic.
netwolfe (1 year ago)
@Ray Scott I can probably only comment on the orcs still being hated thing. From what I am understanding, most of the orcs joined forces with The Dark Lord. And then a small minority of orcs lead by Jirak rebelled against the Dark Lord. So from a prejudice perspective they might think good orcs might be something on the rare side. And my from my perspective it is possible that prejudices from old grudges have been past down from generation to generation. To support this concept I would point to the locker room scene were one of the officers said, "My ancestors killed them by the fucking thousands in Russia." Suggesting that this character is holding onto a grudge, for things that happened many years before he was actually born. Dose that perspective make any sense?
Sam C (1 year ago)
the music is too loud
Vovin (1 year ago)
I see much potential. But I hope they will hire a better director.
audrey121 (1 year ago)
Three wands to rule them all 🤣
frost381 (1 year ago)
This 2 min video gave me more information about the movie than the 2 hour movie did!!!
frost381 (1 year ago)
Will Smith Was Awesome. Movie was shit.
Mike Weilgart (1 year ago)
You should get your money back!  Oh, wait...it's a streaming subscription.  So whatever.  Bright was awesome.
This kind of lore feels lame and underwhelming. I've read similar story pitches in the GURPS books back in the '90s. "Magic Task Force"? "Dark Lord"? I don't know, but I'm expecting something weak like Charmed or the Wizards of Waverly Hills (sic?).
Croz Raven (1 year ago)
This should be the new "MIB" with movie trilogy in live action & a seasonal TV series in cartoon/anime format.
locomojoboy2 (1 year ago)
I want to see the Dark Lord return!
E Tan483114 (1 year ago)
There should be a sequel where the dark lord is resurrected and turns out Jakoby is a bright orc and defeats the dark lord just like Jirak. The story doesn't have to be that cliched and simple there can be more to the story like Ward could have done something since he's a bright
Jose Z (1 year ago)
Subs in esp and other language plis
Fender Fanatic (1 year ago)
MR V (1 year ago)
I love this but I hate the gaps in the story. Why did the dark lord kill Sargon if he was already sick?
I just realized, this movie reminds me of Hancock.
Jason (1 year ago)
Anyone else notice the wands at 2:11 making a star of david while talking about resurrecting the dark lord?
MrGunman11 (1 year ago)
Netflix series!
Hingle McCringleberry (1 year ago)
I appreciate what this video is trying to do, be it Canon or not, but the timeline isn't consistent with the movie. According to the movie, the battle against the dark lord took place 2000 years ago not 4000. I'm assuming the movie is set in the 2000s A.D? And was Jesus elf or human?
Max Clyde (1 year ago)
This should've been in the movie, or the movie should've been a miniseries instead.
ash cyclopedia (1 year ago)
Why is the music louder than the commentary...
Joseph Piatt (1 year ago)
Just so you know, Netflix, I would also watched a movie or multiple movies about *this*.
Fashizy (1 year ago)
Cool, but they should have had Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, or Stewie from Family Guy do the narration.

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