A reader forced my eyes upon this the other day....
Needless to say my eyes feel raped. If this movie is not some kind of joke I think I myself might emmigrate.
Et Tu Peter Jackson ? I paid to watch all three lord of the rings and even that horrible King Kong remake ! And now you do this to me ? This is just some evil Kiwi pre tri nations psychological attempt to dishearted South Africa isn't it ? Seems he actually believes in the film , because far from attempting to distance himself from it , he's taking to to comic-con personally.
"District 9" however has gotten 21 million online previews and a massive viral marketing campaign by one of the world's largest movie distributers "Sony" , so there must be something to it right ? Bullshit....remember "snakes on a plane?"
This is going to be humilating. I love South Africa but we're not good at making films, not to mention low budget sci fi films. Stick to rugby and cricket I say. This can only end up in millions of people going to the theaters to see this "original film" and coming out laughing and high fiving each other at what dumbasses South Africans are. Bad , bad idea. This thing will be the next "Plan 9 from outer space".
Neill Blomkamp who wrote and directed this must get Deported and never allowed back.
Edit : Neill Blomkamp actually seems to know a little about making films. Check out this :
Also the whole film has been done in a mocumentary style , which if pulled off could be awesome.