Okay, I know that this topic has kinda gone cold but I just had to comment on this film since I have finally gotten the chance to see it.
I thought it was awesome, seriously. Besides anything else the story was amazingly well told.
The best thing about watching this movie for me though was the fact that I am South African, it was set in my own country. Now, I know that you might think that makes me bias, but on the contrary we South Africans usually have the mentality that if it's a locally filmed production it can't possibly as good as anything Hollywood could produce. This film however, I think, has opened our eyes to the amazing potential we have in our own country.
I don't want to give anything away, but what made watching this movie so good from my point of view was that finally we have a film that shows people who look and sound South African, OMG, it was so weird hearing people that sound like people you know on the big screen for the first 20 minutes in, even down to the swearing *giggles*. But also, it is a film that does touch on issues that we as a country, but I guess you could say as a race deal with, and yet, it didn't get too tied up in all that heaviness. It didn't fall into the trap of being just a commentary on Aparthied or xenophobia, we had action for the sake of it, and that kept things interesting, that's what made the film so great to watch, because interwoven into this really amazing concept and story are some really kick ass action scenes. And then there is the acting, Sharlto Copley seriously should get an award or something, considering that a lot of what he did at the beginning of the film was improvised.
I don't know if there is anyone else on E from SA, I don't think so, or at least I haven't met any one, but I have to say, I am really proud of this film and what it's achieved. If you haven't see it and you do enjoy sci-fi, go and check it out.