David Ayer is one of the more open and honest filmmakers on social media and he showed that once again in the face of a truly scathing review of his new film, “Bright”.
The film, which premieres on Netflix Friday and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of human and orc cops, has been receiving some pretty nasty reviews, but perhaps none more so than critic David Ehrlich’s writeup at IndieWire.
“There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s ‘Bright’, a movie so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break,” Ehrlich wrote in his very first line, going on to call it “the worst film of 2017” and giving it an “F” grade.
After tweeting out a link to the review, Ehrlich was met with a surprise when the director of the film himself responded. Amazingly it wasn’t the response most would expect.
Ayer’s fans online lined up behind him on Twitter, noting his graciousness and taking aim at Ehrlich.
It wasn’t just fans, though. Even Ehrlich was won over by Ayer’s good attitude.
The humbled critic even took a moment to come up with a hilarious idea for a script to send Ayer.
Though, as one of Ehrlich’s followers pointed out, his idea may not have been as original as he thought.