TIFF 2019: Our Review of ‘Crazy World’

Posted in Festival Coverage, Film Festivals, Movies, Theatrical, TIFF 2019 by - September 15, 2019
TIFF 2019: Our Review of ‘Crazy World’

It wouldn’t be a proper film festival without da best of da best movies!

For the uninitiated, Wakaliwood is an ultra low-budget community film studio based in Uganda that makes high-octane action flicks on budgets that rarely exceed a couple hundred bucks. In previous hits like Who Killed Captain Alex? and Bad Black, bullets fly, martial arts moves are thrown, blood splatters and explosions rock the screen while a VJ (video joker) enthusiastically narrates the action. Last night, Wakaliwood director Nabwana IGG’s latest concoction, Crazy World, arrived at Midnight Madness and put every single Hollywood movie to shame.

To make the occasion that much more lit, the preeminent Wakaliwood VJ Emmie was in the house to provide commentary for the film, adding his trademark hype man energy and sly wit to the onscreen mayhem. It was an interactive experience for the ages, breaking the fourth, fifth and sixth wall to reach a new level of cinematic insanity.

The movie itself delivers a crazy world indeed, where the local Tiger Mafia crew starts kidnapping children in order to eventually sacrifice them for good luck in a condo development scheme (I think?). Unfortunately for them, they end up taking the Waka Stars, a group of child kung fu masters who kick ass with the best of ‘em.

The DIY spirit is ridiculously infectious, with so much creativity being jammed into just over an hour that it bursts at the seams. If this doesn’t inspire you to go make something, nothing will.

  • Release Date: 9/14/2019
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After his childhood dream of playing for the Mighty Ducks fell through, Mark turned his focus to the glitz and glamour of the movies. He's covered the extensive Toronto film scene for online outlets and is a filmmaker himself, currently putting the final touches on a low-budget (okay, no-budget) short film to be released in the near future. You can also find him behind the counter as product manager of Toronto's venerable film institution, Bay Street Video.
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