Who Killed Captain Alex? has a very interesting story behind it. Originally produced in 2010 by filmmaker Nabwana I.G.G., the film became a sensation in the slums of Uganda. However, the original footage from the film was lost and, for this international release, Who Killed Captain Alex? had to be restored from a low-resolution DVD transfer. However, that didn't stop the film from being a very enjoyable DIY action film. Featuring many cheaply-done visual effects, including explosions and blood spurts, there is a big campy tone to Who Killed Captain Alex?, which actually adds to my enjoyment of the film.
One of the more interesting aspects of the film is the VJ (“Video Joker”) commentary that plays throughout the film. While initially a little bit jarring, all the comments by VJ Emmie really helped to make Who Killed Captain Alex? an absolute blast to watch. In fact, you can probably start a drinking game for the number of times Emmie says "commando" throughout the film. Altogether, Who Killed Captain Alex? is an absolute blast to watch and a testament to DIY filmmaking. I'll definitely keep an eye out for future releases to come out of Wakaliwood.
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 | REALLY LIKED IT