Following the post on Ghanasploitation earlier this week, a faithful reader has written in to share an Ugandan film, Who Killed Captain Alex?
The trailer promises “badabadabadabada Action!” (more static camera coupled with frenzied cutting). However, this time, the seems to be some serious martial arts happening (albeit not edited very well).
Take a look at the trailer which promises “only da best of da best movies”.
There’s genuinely the feeling someone is gonna get hurt. These guys move like cobras and don’t look like they f*ck around but they also stumble around like Keystone cops a great deal.
Would you believe the film is just as frenzied as that trailer? The big action finish (starting at 1:18:00 for those of you at work) is a mix of truly bottom-of-the-barrel photoshop effects mixed with shots grown-ups rolling around with guns like they were kids playing “cops and robbers” (with photoshopped gun flashes and blood bursting all around) and a truly manic narrator screaming “Commando! Commando! Commando!” ad-nauseam. Is he informing us they’re not wearing underwear?
Here’s the whole thing. DUCK!
Note: Just to make myself clear. If you’ve noticed, I haven’t applied the Painjoyment meter to these films. I honestly applaud these early efforts and hope to see better made films that keep that same kickass energy. Hey, remember, I’m the Cinémasochist. I’m not putting cheap films down. I love them! I’d rather see this than whatever misery-epic their diplomats want to bore me with between festival cocktail parties. Heck, I’ll watch this over “Last King of Scotland”. So there!