Thursday, August 13, 2009

District 9

The South African expat movie director, Neill Blomkamp, has made his award winning short film, District 9, into a full length feature film. The movie which was written by himself is also being directed by him and is being produced by none other than Peter Jackson. For those of you who don’t know who Peter Jackson is, he is the dude that made Lord of the Rings and King Kong.

District 9 is a action packed movie located in Johannesburg. The underlying theme pokes fun at the South African mindset. The movie deals with Aliens (the space kind) that has landed in South Africa. They are being kept separate (like in apartheid SA) in a location called District 9 (shacks) and are being treated, well, pretty much like black people was treated in apartheid SA.

The Aliens will off course complain about not getting jobs and being oppressed and not getting any service delivery.

The special effects in the movie looks absolutely amazing.

Below is the trailer for the movie.

6 comments:

sarah said...

Yeah I watched the trailer a few weeks ago. The action was amazing and great special effects and then suddenly everyone was speaking in afrikaans accents and it blew my mind :)

Annette said...

We were also amazed when we heard the afrikaans accents while looking at this preview on the TV. It's really great to see South African Movie industry taking such huge strides forward!! Brilliant!

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