So I found this trailer for a movie I will not bother to watch:
I have so many things to say about this but at the end of the day, I honestly can't tell if they're joking or not. I mean.... are the stereotypes supposed to be funny? Are there real people who believe this is how it is? What do you think of it? Write in on my email address (contact page) and tell me what you think of this.
In the meantime, the following are the issues that are questionable from the portrayal of Africa in the trailer, in case some people genuinely don't know what we're talking about:
1. Africa is a continent. Which country are you going to?
2. What is with the drums? Is there a place I don't know about where people just walk around drumming? Why do so many movies/tv series do this?
3. You absolutely will not get a welcome like that. For those who can't see the video, when they arrive in Africa, they are greeted by singing people who are welcoming them to "Africa". Unless you're some kind of dignitary and someone actually went out of their way to organize this for you by getting some sort of group to provide people to do this e.g. a school, a choir and so forth, just no. It's not going to happen.
4. "The real Africa" isn't just a safari in some bush. There is much more to it than that. Although it is possible the movie does show the much more, the trailer just seems a little scanty on that point.
It is similarly possible that all these points are addressed in the movie, to be fair. And if they are, feel free to write in and let me know.