Hollywood's products still rule the globe. Yet, in that international arena, American-style war, as in Iraq or Afghanistan, is a complete turn-off and real-world all-American triumph just doesn't fly anymore.
"I felt like half of my mind wanted to make some serious film about these topics and the other half wanted to make a bloody genre film, "said Blomkamp. "And then I thought maybe I'll be able to do both."
This is the movie as pure product without soul or inspiration. It was blueprinted rather than created, assembled by drones to be shown to drones, who will walk out of it and, when asked to describe it, drone on.