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Short Film Review: Yellow

Updated on January 23, 2016
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An Amazing Little Film about Robots.

Short Film Theatre Presents Yellow by Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp. Now that’s a name that should ring a bell with science fiction fans. He is the writer director of the recent film Elysium but is mostly known for the amazing District 9 that he also wrote and directed. But he also had some short films prior to that masterpiece. One that I am reviewing is yellow.

Yellow is a four minute film that uses his trademark mix of fake documentary and action (which like he did with District 9) It tells a story of a company that is creating very humanoid robots. And one is different from the rest. This robot is Yellow and has the ability to think and learn on its own. It soon escapes and the company is searching for it.

The good? This short film is a pre District 9 film but has the same effects, visual style, and charm as the District 9 film does. The exotic locations and strange lab design removes the setting from an American predetermined scenery which is great. And its fun thought provoking little piece.

The bad? It’s much too short and I wanted more and I know more is not coming as Blompkamp appears to spinning off his other short film Tempbot into a film called Chappie. So Yellow may never be a full film. I wish it was.

Overall, it’s worth viewing. And if you don’t like it, you only lost four minutes so you can’t complain about much. But I’m sure most science fiction fans will love it. It’s just so unusually creative. So I recommend it to everyone. So go look it up on Youtube. It's an amazing little film.

Overall Rating: An Amazing Little Film about Robots.

4 flicks out of four.

Other Facts About The Film

Director : Niell Blomkamp

Run Time: 4:03 minutes

Genre : Scifi

Where to Find It: Youtube

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