Rakka (Neill Blomkamp, 2017)


Rakka is a short story about the alien invasion that happened successfully. Using their superior technology the aliens pretty much suppressed any resistance except for a small group of people who managed to regroup and adapt, and who still try and fight back. A better glimpse of hope appears when it becomes clear that a minor fraction of humans subjected to alien experimenting somehow survived.

It seems like Rakka is only the first novel from a planned series, and not just from the YouTube video title, but also from the tempo of the story development and, of course, the final cliffhanger. All in all, it looks very promising, in terms of the plot at least, and it also looks very expensive: the cast includes some rather famous names, the scenery, the makeup, and the special effects look absolutely stunning; obviously, that kind of quality requires a lot of work, and hence – a lot of money. Which brings me to a concern about this project’s future; there are other examples of large-scale endeavours not unlike this one that were halted due to discrepancy between their budget and the size of audience they managed to acquire. I do hope for the best, of course. If you haven’t seen it yet, here, check it out:


Time: ~22m
Released in: 2017
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Written by: Neill Blomkamp, Thomas Sweterlitsch
Performed by: Sigourney Weaver, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Robert Hobbs, Carly Pope, Brandon Auret, Mike Huff, Owen Macrae, Connor Page, Jay Anstey, Justin Shaw, Ryan Angilly
Entertaining quality5+ out of 5
Art quality:  5 out of 5

IMDB page: link

(v. 4.8)
®shoomow, 2017
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