Will Smith's Netflix movie Bright didn't really impress many films critics when it was released last week, but that hasn't put off the 11 million people who watched it during its first weekend.


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IndieWire called it 'profoundly awful' and Forbes really went in: "Congratulations, Netflix! You can make a visually grotesque, dreadfully dull and hopelessly convoluted would-be franchise action movie just as well as the stereotypical Hollywood machine!"

Chance the Rapper also blasted the film on Twitter:



But, regardless of all the negative reviews and low scores, it didn't stop 11 million people choosing to watch that over the Christmas period, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Despite what critics have said, the film has had plenty of positive comments on social media, with fans piling on the praise:




And it hasn't put Netflix making a sequel either, according to the Independent.

Although pretty popular on the streaming service, Bright is not as impressive as Stranger Things, which Nielson say averaged 15.8 million viewers per episode.

However, it's important to point out that Netflix has disputed the accuracy of these figures, claiming that numbers for Stranger Things were off by a wide margin.

Source: Variety

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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