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Thursday, December 24, 2009

District 9

District 9 is one of the shittiest, most ignorant movies I have ever seen in my life! The Director and Producers are apparently very ignorant about South Africans and Nigerians, especially Nigerians. The atrocities they said Nigerians were involved in in that movie was ARRANT NONSENSE and Non-existent.

The actors that were portrayed as Nigerian thugs were not Nigerians, they all spoke a language foreign to any of the languages in Nigeria and couldn't even fake the Nigerian accent. It was very pathetic.

What is wrong with some people? It is so wrong to make up fictitious information about a country and its people because, other people with no knowledge of Nigeria and its people would assume we were like that.

I thought all reputable producers and directors thoroughly researched about a country/people they have no knowledge about???? They apparently didn't know what they were doing because they were all over the place in the movie. The story line was shitty, they couldn't get their acts right, they were completely confused about where they wanted the movie to go, et al.

The movie was set up in Johannesburg (South Africa) but all they talked about were Nigerians. They portrayed Jo'burg as an impoverished and ugly city, which is VERY FAR from the truth. Jo'burg has slums just like every other country in the world does, but the city is VERY VERY beautiful unlike its portrayal in the movie.

I am VERY disappointed in the lack of research by the makers of the movie and I honestly feel sorry for their ignorance.

Again, District 9 is the shittiest movie of the year! Congratulations.


Anonymous said...

I went to see that movie with a Nigerian girl (I'm not Nigerian) and she said the same thing about the language they were speaking! But...I think you're reacting so extremely negatively to the movie because you were offended by the portrayal of Nigerians and South Africans too, and Johannesburg. But...I think (though I'm not sure) that the move was made by South Africans with SA actors, so I don't think you can blame any other country. movies EVER REALLY portray people/things all that accurately or fully?? I mean, the US either looks like a mean, arrogant war-mongering country, or it looks like Heaven-on-earth, and neither impression is accurate. It's just the movies, and I think that you have to expect that portrayals will just be stereotypes - they always are. Like your blog, and you're pretty.

Vera Ikeji said...

I was very offended cos they ended up making our 'bad' reputation look 'worse', lol. Oh well, I guess....

Thx for the compliments, lol.