A pleasant, rural society with no interest in the Machiavellian plots of the outside world, enjoying the simple pleasures of life at the expense of blood and toil spent by others: the hobbits take a page from the Swiss playbook. Works for me.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
TL/DR: bad,condescending movie. Don’t watch it.
Imagine we make contact. Aliens land in South Africa of all places. Here’s how Neill Blomkamp sees this going down: the entire world watches in morbid yet remarkably flaccid curiosity as a country that is barely able to effectively govern itself BEFORE a million alien refugees land in its territory, is somehow allowed to handle this intergalactic refugee crisis on its own, apparently using Angela Merkel’s arrogant, technocratic playbook but without the power of…