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Hopeful Trailer: Chappie!

Chappie Poster

What if humanity’s last hope isn’t human? Meet Chappie.

From Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, Chappie premieres on March 6th. Chec out the new teaser after the jump.

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Elysium Might Have Too Much Action!

Elysium - Stephanie Blomkamp

The idea of setting a film in a world where the 1% live on a giant space station and all of Earth is a third world country is a good one, but I think there might actually be too much action in it and the allegory might be a bit too on the nose. Still, even with too much action, it’s the smartest big-budget movie of the summer and quite possibly the one of the smartest of the year.

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MOVIE REVIEW: District 9 Turns First Contact Tales on Their Ear!

District 9 is a peculiar beast. It’s a tale where the impact of first contact with an alien race is about our effect on them, rather than [usual] other way around. While it could have been an effective film were it made anywhere else, it would not achieve the resonance it gains from being set in [and above] Johannesburg, South Africa.

Alien Confrontation

It’s been twenty years since the alien mothership glided to a halt above the city and its crew and passengers were taken from it and placed in District 9. The intervening years have not been kind to them and now the giant conglomerate, MNU, is about to move them from their district – which is in effect a ghetto – to District 10, which is more of a concentration camp.

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