Bright was brilliant on multiple levels. Re-imagining a now-classic fantasy mythology in a modern setting, extending and building upon the original idea… it’s as if Tolkien’s world never ended, and is layered behind a modern present as some distant past. I especially appreciated touches like the vaguely Nordic accent of the elves, providing some coherence to the extrapolation of the mythic inspiration. It may feel heavy-handed and stereotypical at times, but this is in service of its goals. So what if you’re beaten over the head with the social message if it’s packaged nicely?