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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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Cleverly thought short.
11 May 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I hunted this short down after watching the trailer for District 9. And you have to hand it to Blonkampp for avoiding a plot-driven mess that this movie could have made. It's interesting to set the film in South Africa as well. The many perceptions throughout Alive in Joburg creates the questions needed to ask about these aliens that are genuinely terrifying in appearance. And the open-ended finale can be finally touched upon 4 years after Blonkampp began this. Does anyone think Blonkampp has the chops to handle Halo if District 9 works out? The short and the trailer would have you think so, but honestly, let's wait for August to continue that debate.


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