Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.
They could've done so much more with this one! It could've been so awesome. It could've been iconic. Unfortunately it wasn't.
It's almost like a new line of Men In Black, but in a whole new world. Unfortunately we never get properly introduced. We just get a glimpse, and like the movie content the title seems to take a little figment of this new world to place that one thing first and foremost.
The acting's not bad (Will Smith is great as always, Joel Edgerton plays a somewhat shallow sidekick, and Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramírez do their parts well too), the action's rough, the idea was new - and relevant in how it plays on our real race relations, the special effects are cool, but it's messy, it's rushed; it's missing bits and pieces. It's not complete.
In a movie where they could - and seemed to want to - make a statement about the complexity, difficulty, and common injustices with interracial relations, they sure made everything really black and white. And basic.
rated 3/5: not bad