It’s all in the accent
Just started watching a movie called ‘City of Violence’ which is described as a “hard-hitting crime drama set in South Africa”. Since I’m South African, and SA rarely features in the international film industry, I thought I’d give it a whirl. Although I wouldn’t call watching a south african crime movie as ‘entertainment’. We live some serious shit here every day. My entire dating pool emigrated to Australia a long time ago. BUT, this movie stars a buff Justin Timberlake and I was interested to hear his linguistic interpretation of our accent. And besides, who am I to turn down a bit of eye candy? He put in a good effort, but I confess I was too distracted by his carefully toned and tattooed body to pay much mind. But Forest Whitaker, now he did us justice. He event nailed the Afrikaans accent! Good form. AND there were even some AK47’s. Can’t fault their research – a true representation. However as far CSI capabilities? Fiction I tell you! Our Oscar Pistorius trial was proof of that. I didn’t watch the movie ’til the end – lack of focus. So if your interest is piqued, you’ll have to tell me how it ends. And if the ‘hard-hitting’ crime was solved at the end of the movie, I guarantee you it was pure fantasy.