Will Smith used to be one of the most reliable big names on the movie business. And one day, he might be again. However, after the recent release of this sci-fi fantasy debacle — which cost an estimated $100 million to make — Smith should be sinbinned by fans until further notice. This ungainly oddity is set in an alternate version of present-day Los Angeles where the human population is not all that comfortable living side-byside with orcs, elves and angerprone fairies. Smith plays LAPD police officer Daryl Ward, who together with his orc partner Jakoby (a nearunrecognisable Joel Edgerton), patrols a difficult beat as part of the city’s Magic Task Force. While there are some rather wild, left-of-centre concepts in play here, the movie rarely has the smarts to make sense of them for the viewer. So all that remains as the rot sets in is a series of stand-alone action and combat sequences that feels like outtakes from a video game.