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Saturday, 7 March 2015

My take on Chappie starring Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja

Talk about dreams come true for Yo-Landi.

Time stamp = 3:57 

Here is my Rotten Tomatoes review.

I am biased. I have been following Die Antwoord with Waddy and Yo-landi Vi$$er for a long time and have seen them grow from nothing to starring roles in Chappie. Keep in mind that they are not actors, not by a long shot, and yet they do admirably well in Chappie. In my opinion they easily upstaged Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman making two top box office actors somewhat superfluous!

Ninja was obstructive, tempestuous and downright rude on set and many cast members were less than happy but for us, as the audience, the backstage conflict brings a performance that is filled with a strange energy yet grounded in reality and fairly easy to relate to. What you see with Yo-landi and Ninji is what you get, no more and no less.

This is a story about some soppy robot child with an adolescent streak caught in almost pathetic pseudo gangster setting trying to evolve as a conscious being. You do not see Chappie as a really well executed CGI component in a scifi movie but a character you either like or dislike depending on your point of view. Add to that Sharlto's unique character development of Chappie and you soon over empathize with Chappie, if you are that way inclined.

Therefore, Neill Blomkamp completely succeeds in bringing us 2 hours of escapism. Awesome movie!

Do yourself a favor and ignore the critics as that is what they are by definition, critics or energy sappers as I would like to call them. Go and escape for two hours into Die Antwoord's world!

If you want to see where they came from watch the first video made in 2010 (only 4 years ago!)

and then click on this playlist
For critics such as Peter Sobczynski - that published this unsympathetic review -

Yo-landi and Sixteen Jones has a special song for you!

The title is "FOK JULLE NAAIERS" If you are one of those parasitic critics then go and translate the words.

Some background on Die Antwoord.

AKA: The Lives of Waddy Tudor Jones (Part One - Die Vraag)

AKA: The Lives of Waddy Tudor Jones (Part Two - Die Antwoord)

The start of Die Antwoord.

The first "Youtube" short movie by Die Antwoord.

"Umshini Wam" Die Antwoord Harmony Korine (Official, HD)

Behind the scenes

Some of my Favorite Die Antwoord Videos.

Die Antwoord - Enter The Ninja (Explicit Version) - Aug 2010

Die Antwoord - Evil Boy (Explicit Version) Oct 2010

Die Antwoord - Rich Bitch - March 2011

'I FINK U FREEKY' by DIE ANTWOORD (Official) - Jan 2012


Die Antwoord - "Fatty Boom Boom" (Official Video)

Die Antwoord - "Fatty Boom Boom" - The Making Of

Die Antwoord - "Cookie Thumper" (Official Video) - June 2013



Die Antwoord live!

Die Antwoord: Live "Baby's On Fire", "I Fink U Freeky" & "Never Le Nkemise 2"

No Autrotune or lip syncing here!


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