View Single Post
Old March 9 2010, 10:32 PM   #312
Gep Malakai
Vice Admiral
 
Gep Malakai's Avatar
 
Send a message via AIM to Gep Malakai Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Gep Malakai
Re: Movies Seen in 2010

Harvey wrote: View Post
It's a shame, because a more rational motivation is right there on screen, waiting to be used: The Nigerians collect alien weaponry, and like MNU, want to exploit Wikus to use them by any means. Instead, we're left to mull over witch doctors, and what could have been an important parallel isn't nearly as strong.
I thought it was perfectly obvious and needed no further justification. The Nigerian leader even says, after Wikus demonstrates that he can use the alien weapons, that he want to get an arm like that. The Nigerians use witch doctors and the MNU uses scientists – the respective "experts" in both cultures – but they're both just means to identical brutal and power-hungry ends.
__________________
"From the darkness you must fall, failed and weak, to darkness all."
-Kataris
Gep Malakai is offline   Reply With Quote