Rakka Short Film Is Free To Watch On Steam And It’s A Gory Sci-Fi Thriller
Rakka - Sigourney Weaver
(Last Updated On: June 18, 2017)

Neill Blomkamp is best known for the South African sci-fi flick District 9. He’s followed up that smash hit with slightly lesser hits such as Elysium and Chappie, the latter of which was about a ghetto robot. Well, Rakka is anything but ghetto.

The 22 minute short film is a gory science fiction thriller, combining the horrors of films like Aliens (obviously Neill’s way of getting back at Ridley Scott for undermining him and subverting his Aliens project), but with the desperate struggle of humanity trying to fight back, closer to the likes of Terminator.

The short is only 22 minutes long and there’s a trailer to prime you for what’s in store. Be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart and if you enjoy lots of body parts going bang, gibs, blood, and mutilation, you’ll definitely like Rakka.

You can almost feel the middle-finger rising from Blomkamp towards Scott, as he not only utilized themes from the Aliens franchise, but also managed to scoop up Sigourney Weaver in the process. Originally Weaver and Blomkamp were going to work together on the new Aliens flick that Blomkamp was going to be working on, which would have picked up after the events of James Cameron’s 1988 flick, Aliens.

Basically, Blomkamp would have erased David Fincher’s abomination that was Aliens 3, and culled from the sci-fi universe the even bigger abomination that was Aliens 4. Blomkamp’s revisionist history of the franchise would have erased the latter two and brought back characters like Newt and Sergeant Hicks.

Unfortunately Fox put the District 9 director’s efforts on hold so they could give Ridley Scott a financial oral massage on the knob of his ego, letting him produce yet another abomination in the form of Alien: Covenant.

Hopefully we can finally be rid of Scott’s nuisance and flaccid ego draping over the Alien franchise like the saggy mammaries of a prostitute rolling down the face of Herman Cain.

Anyway, if you’re bummed about Fox letting Scott rape the integrity of the Alien franchise further, do yourself a favor and check out Oats Studio’s first volume of short films starting with episode 1, Rakka. You can stream the first episode for free over on the Steam store.


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  • ItEotWaWKI

    (obviously Neill’s way of getting back at Ridley Scott for undermining him and subverting his Aliens project)

    Yeah… Scott was already on tenuous footing with me thanks to Prometheus. To follow that up by laying claim to all things Alien and then pissing on the franchise to assert ownership… well… I’ve simply decided I don’t need to see anything else his name is attached to from here on out. His ego seems to have far overshadowed his talent and capabilities.

  • GuyverOne

    That was quite good, sort of like a mature better produced version of Falling Skies.

  • anopolis

    holy hell ballz…i hadn’t realized how old Weaver is!!! ..wow…yeah…aliens came when i was like 2….holy shit I”M OLD!!!!…still…not as old as she is

    • Ghost

      I’d still fuck her. Probably wouldn’t fuck me though : / I’m not rich or famous.

      • Also, she still looked really good in Rakka. She was quite believable as the butt-kicking commander. I would love to see a full length film with Weaver back in the lead.

  • Alistair

    Off-topic again I think censorship has found a new name.

    And you see a lot more of this term. a another excuse to censor the games we play.

    Remember the phrase from ET ( economy terrorists) “it not censorship its localised”

    This is a rather alarming development, and should NOT be allowed fucking stop.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bqvkbDqtRY8

    further more my notice for any Devs on that list reported on censored gaming that is involved with censorship of products you get zero cash from me if I found out if you in that list. It not threat it a fucking promise.

    And a “consumer right”

    Edit; this phase comes to mind “give them a inch they take a whole mile” the vid shows that censorship is and should be normalise.

    I say it fucking isn’t.

    Besides my trust with ninty has now long gone.

    • Hey man, thanks for that link. That’s a nice find. Dang. It’s a good thing the Switch is region free because Western gamers are screwed.

      I’ll add that to the queue.

      • Alistair

        Besides I think ninty of Japan should fire NoA treehouse if they bring NoJ in dispute.

        And censorship has bring them in dispute if I was NoJ CEO I would sack the whole team of treehouse and that NoA CEO.

        for the lost of sales. NoJ are stupid if they do not want cash.