I thought it was different to all the other sci-fi films of late but in a good way, very strong hints towards racism which was done nicely.
I went to the cinema to watch it and a few people did walk out in the first half hour and didn't really give it a chance.
Also was the main character actually irish/Scottish? or is that how south africans swear? Foook!!
Yeah that got me as well, made me chuckle.Posted 7 years agoruminantMember
I really liked it, yes the swearing was a bit strange and yes it was left with the option of a next film.
it never explained why they were in such a state and of course the ship has to come back to sort him out.
I can see it being abit indipendence day only the aliens winning this timePosted 7 years agollamaMember
Really liked it. The prawns = black south africans. It is a bit of an obvious one but only in hindsight as all the good ideas are. Interestingly directed with all the interview, news report, hand held camera etc. And for me it has a real south african feel about it, although I've only visited a few times, whick makes a change from the main.Posted 7 years agoorganic355Member
Watched it last night and still havnt made my mid up whether it was a pile pants or actually quite good. It kept me entertained for 1.5 hrs and I didnt turn it off, so it cant of been that bad, although there were points near the beginning where I considered it. What did you lot think of it?
Also was the main character actually irish/Scottish? or is that how south africans swear? Foook!!!Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
I watched it a while ago, but TBH wasn't that impressed. Can't quite recall why, just didn't match the hype that had preceeded it's release at the cinema last year. Glad I rented it rather than made the effort to get to the cinema. The whole SA/apartheid thing was somewhat predictable really.Posted 7 years agoSSTMember
The accents are perfect. Sharlto Copley who plays Wikus van der Merwe was born in Jhb.
The funniest bit for me is where he arrives home, his house is in darkness because the family are throwing him a surprise party, and he walks through the door and says to his wife "Why are the lights off? Is the power off? (there were lots of power cuts here around that time – it's better now though) I need to get to the toilet baby – I think might have crapped in my pants . . ." then the lights come on "Surprise!!!".
The underlying story is based on people here being forcibly moved from squatter camps etc under the previous government system.Posted 7 years ago
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