How to wear denim this summer
DIRECTOR: Stefan Nieuwoudt
CAST: Ivan Botha, Cherie van der Merwe-Coetzee, Altus Theart, Danie Putter, Neil Sharim
Running Time: 100 minutes
This is the second Bakgat movie I have seen and apart from the fact that I am so not the target audience in almost every possible way you could think, it is noticeable that both the storymakers and the characters that tell their stories have grown up.
You can actually see how their minds worked when starting with the Bakgat franchise. Let’s choose our target market’s favourite sport, a beautiful boy to catch the other half of the equation, and they’re yours for life.
They’re right of course. They have an audience and they know that. They have been waiting since Bakgat 2 and will all be in the theatre. They have actually grown up with the franchise.
Their favourite rugby hero, Wimpie Koekemoer (even the name is typecast), and his crazy friends are back and this time it’s off to London they go. Watching, if hardly giggling at their madcap antics, I remember why I thought the first time round, for this type of genre, they’ve done a pretty good job.
First off, they’ve embraced the new country and don’t make any of those tired old South Africa jokes that they think this market appreciates.
The story deals with the newly engaged Wimpie and Katrien who move to England where he has been contracted to play rugby. But everything doesn’t run as smoothly as they might have hoped and as a bonus his new teammates make life quite miserable for their new young star.
It’s about moving to another country without the comforts and support of home where so many of our youngsters find themselves doing work they might never do back home. But they also grow up.
It’s for a specific market and if you’re one of them you will know.
If you liked Bakgat 1 and Bakgat 2, you will like this one.