Die Antwoord is a South African Rap/Visual Art Band. They are made up of Ninja, Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek (whoose identity is never disclosed sometimes in videos it is Diplo). They have been together for 8 years and have become one of the most polarizing bands around. Music lovers either love them or hate them. I am in the love camp. They are visually in my opinion the most interesting band playing today. Their videos are always filled with the art and visual concepts of the main rapper Ninja. Having political meaning and philisophical undertones. As in the video Fatty Boom Boom where they critique easily digestible pop music.
This makes them the best choice to be in a Neil Blomkamp film, Chappie. As his two previous films have a love hate status with audiences and have social commentary embeded in them. But good art is always polarizing. His first movie District 9 blew away audiences with the high level of convincing special effects and social commentary laced into the movie. His next venture did not hit as high a note for audiences as a whole. I thought Elysium was excellent and the visuals almost as good as District 9.
Die Antwoord is sure to make this a viasual and auditory spectacle. Time will tell how their fans and science fiction fans will view this movie. Personally I have not looked forward to a movie in a long time.
For those of you not familiar with Die Antwoord here is one of their videos. Fatty Boom Boom.
In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers — but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed “Chappie (Sharlto Copley),” puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.