It just is.
Its a Sci-Fi Movie, it has aliens, and people go splat alot.
And best of all, there’s a guy with a South African accent, swearing in Afrikaans. Thats the last thing I thought I’d see on an Irish cinema screen.
I could go into all the details, comment on the obvious parallels to Apartheid and all that, but that just made the movie better. It wasn’t the reason I enjoyed it, but it certainly added to the experience.
Seeing Johannesburg like that (and “bolting” 3 giant Heli-pads to the roof of the Carlton Hotel, and then blowing bits of it up), was priceless.
Just go see it, especially if you’re a Sci-Fi person. The Skop, skiet en donner aspect makes it awesome!