>Neill Blomkamp’s "Alive In Joburg" (2005)

13 Jun


This 6 minute short film is the basis of what became the full length District 9 movie coming out later this year. I like the style in general but I think it’s a bit heavy-handed to have it set in South Africa – that makes the race-relations messaging a bit too obvious.

I like the way the alien stuff is integrated/composited into the real world and the psuedo-documentary style, even though that’s not new at all, it feels right here.

It seems ridiculous, though, that the governments of Earth would only complain about giant floating ships with lines tethered to the ground sucking water and power out of our infrastructure. Someone would cut those or try to take down the ships.

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Posted by on June 13, 2009 in Uncategorized


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