Alalalalalalalala ACTION!!!
August 18, 2010 4:17 AM   Subscribe

Who Killed Captain Alex - Uganda first action movie (Possible NSFW if offended by the most unrealistic cgi blood in the history of cinema)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (27 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love how the helicopter crashes into the building and keeps on flying.
posted by cronholio at 4:22 AM on August 18, 2010


Remix
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:38 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


I like how in one shot the woman starts taking off her sunglasses with her right hand and in the next she's taking them off with her left... yes, I've probably watched this far too many times.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:43 AM on August 18, 2010


Oh man, my cats DO NOT LIKE the announcer's voice. Philistines!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:57 AM on August 18, 2010


If we slow this down 800x, does it become The Godfather?
posted by haplesschild at 5:11 AM on August 18, 2010 [7 favorites]


If we slow this down 800x, does it become The Godfather?

Apocalypse Now
posted by nola at 5:15 AM on August 18, 2010


Based on the explosions, the one thing I now know is that there's a pirated copy of Particle Illusion floating around in Uganda.
posted by dbiedny at 5:28 AM on August 18, 2010


[tig]
posted by sciurus at 5:29 AM on August 18, 2010


Well, it looks like they had fun shooting it.

Some of the action scenes look like something Fred Diew would shoot. (Here's an action clip and here's a slightly different take)
posted by delmoi at 5:48 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who killed Captain Alex? Odds are good it was a guy swinging on a rope.
posted by penduluum at 6:03 AM on August 18, 2010


Meanwhile across the continent, Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, puts out $250 million worth of films each year - second only to Bollywood. They're pretty low budget and the movies are filmed quickly with not the best scripts ever, but the industry is huge, employs a lot of people, and gives some amount of Nigerian film makers a voice. This is a pretty cool TED talk about Nollywood by the director of the documentary "This is Nollywood."
posted by ChuraChura at 6:08 AM on August 18, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is made of awesome and I intend to watch it. 3 cheers for a movie being made for its own sake, without 10 bazillion dollars for actors and special FX.
posted by TomMelee at 6:36 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is made of awesome and I intend to watch it. 3 cheers for a movie being made for its own sake, without 10 bazillion dollars for actors and special FX.

That's a very sweet response. But I think you don't know any teenagers with video cameras, TomMelee?
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:59 AM on August 18, 2010


Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Action! Ahhhhhhhhhh! Action!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:02 AM on August 18, 2010


Actually, this might be better than some of the crap Hollywood puts out.
posted by bwg at 7:20 AM on August 18, 2010


dbiedny: "Based on the explosions, the one thing I now know is that there's a pirated copy of Particle Illusion floating around in Uganda."

What makes you say it's an illegal copy?
posted by ShawnStruck at 7:36 AM on August 18, 2010


Indeed I do. And back in my day, when making an amateur movie involved 2 or 3 vcr's concurrently raping an analog source and a lot of rewinding and roll-queuing---THOSE were kickass movies.

So there.

Also, Kudos for Uganda. Seriously. I enjoy the notion that film is a medium for anyone, and that production is reachable for anyone, too.
posted by TomMelee at 7:36 AM on August 18, 2010


That's a very sweet response. But I think you don't know any teenagers with video cameras, TomMelee?

Why so patronizing? If teenagers with cameras made this movie, it would also be awesome.
posted by Huck500 at 7:38 AM on August 18, 2010


Well, it's better than Tarantino.
posted by Decani at 8:32 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Why so patronizing? If teenagers with cameras made this movie, it would also be awesome.

I am so sorry if that came out horribly de haut en bas, Huck500.

I did just send the link to my film school graduate son (now toiling as hard as he can on a low rung of the film industry ladder), asking him if certain scenes in "Who Killed Captain Alex" might be strangely familiar.

We've had umpteen brilliant mercenary ninja-zombie-warlord DEA Jurassic jungle live action bloodbath mini-features with "borrowed" cgi shot in the wild woods behind our house. Sometimes with a cast of...eight!
And I thought they were all awesome.
Because the teenage auteur was our son.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 8:58 AM on August 18, 2010


Is it better than Birdemic, though?
posted by afx237vi at 8:59 AM on August 18, 2010


My favorite thing is the second appearance of the helicopter. They went to the effort to add a Uganda Air Force label to the helicopter. That helicopter is bad ass. It maneuvers like a Colonial Viper on BSG.
posted by Babblesort at 9:02 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love how the helicopter crashes into the building and keeps on flying.

I'm not even sure it crashed into the building. I think it may have, like, stomped the building to death. The physics behind that, while accurately portrayed in the film, are beyond my intelligence to comprehend.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 9:37 AM on August 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


We've talked for awhile about shooting a buddy action cop movie in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Exploding goats and everything. Got access to a studio there too if anyone wants to kickstart something...
posted by iamck at 9:38 AM on August 18, 2010


This movie looks awesome - I love legitimately bad action movies and this looks like the cream of the crop.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:44 AM on August 18, 2010


Ramon Film Productions is online. Unfortunately the video samples on the site don't seem to be working, but Youtube has a whole crapton of Ramon Fim Productions video. There's the trailer for Tebaatusasula, which I'm guessing roughly transliterates as "bad ass". There's also a full copy of Byabuuka on Youtube, which looks pretty nicely filmed if awfully slow in the pacing. There's some neat special effects in this one.
posted by Nelson at 9:52 AM on August 18, 2010


Some movie should replace their normal trailer voiceover guy with this one. Imagine seeing a preview out of the blue at the theater with that voice.
posted by hotbutton at 5:42 PM on August 18, 2010


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