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Boy set to hit Australia! (and a Michael Jackson moves contest to boot!)

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After months of anticipation, it is official, Boy will be released in Australia on 26 August 2010. The film, written by Taika Waititi has been an overwhelming hit and now surpassed both the World’s Fastest Indian and Once Were Warriors to be the all time top grossing movie in New Zealand cinematic history.

Fans from across the ditch started asking for the movie to be shown in Australia as soon as it was released in New Zealand. The film has created a massive cult-like following spawning Crazy Horse chapters around the world (the Crazy Horse gang was Boy’s father, Alamein’s crew (3 in total).

Michael Jackson Move Contest

In anticipation upload YOUR best Michael Jackson moves to YouTube, send us the link we’ll put them online and viewers will be able to vote for the best moves andthe winner will get a mean Boy prize pack.

If you’re a bit stuck for moves check out Boy’s Michael Jackson routine below:

16 thoughts on “Boy set to hit Australia! (and a Michael Jackson moves contest to boot!)

  1. Billy t James was also very good at making pakeha and Maori laugh at themselves and their stereo types, once were warriors touched on the violence stereo type that give Maori a bad name, we all know that this is not true and not all Maori are like this. What we should be proud of is the fact that we can make a low budget film that went no1 and gave exposure to our beautiful country. From what I understand about the movie having not seen it yet is that it is about waititi's life growing up so of course it's going to have all those so called stereotypes in it. Maori have nothing to prove and those that are involved in the culture know how beautiful it is so there really is no need to play the race card and before you comment my children are of Ngati Porou decent and are excited about the fact that Boy is filmed on the East Coast and not far from the place they call home. I myself can't wait to see the movie 🙂

  2. For countless years M?ori have struggled, struggled to free themselves of the shackles of racial prejudice and racial stereotypes often perpetrated in New Zealand Film. Boy was a rare chance for M?ori to celebrate being M?ori, for it was a film written by M?ori, directed by M?ori and produced by M?ori. It was a rare opportunity to move far from those dominant racial stereotypes of M?ori as drunken, dysfunctional, uneducated, drug using criminals. Unfortunately, Waititi and Boy did nothing to dispel these stereotypes, in fact, the film Boy did nothing more that strengthen these falsities and stereotypes, and the very fact that these stereotypes were perpetrated by a M?ori writer, producer and director only fortifies their very acceptability as common truth. Waititi’s Boy ultimately revealed nothing relating to our language and culture, those revered morals and values of manaakitanga, wh?naungatanga , wairuatanga, kaitiakitanga, aroha, mana and tapu remained merely consigned to the shadows. In Boy I lament an opportunity lost for our people, an opportunity which may never come again.

    “He rangai maomao ka taka ki tua o Nukutaurua, e kore a muri e hokia.”

    (When a shoal of maomao fish has passed to seaward of Nukutaurua rock it will never return)

  3. Jeez, I better hurry up – still havent seen it and I live in the centre of the universe!!!! doh!

  4. all our fam in melbourne have been hard out waiting for Boy. now they'll know what half my jokes on skype are about!! still can't touch my Crazy Horses tshirt tho…gotta gets their own patch…

  5. Potaua Biasiny-Tule all our fam in melbourne have been hard out waiting for Boy. now they'll know what half my jokes on skype are about!! still can't touch my Crazy Horses tshirt tho…gotta gets their own patch…

  6. YEEEEAAAAA!!!!! Watched the trailer and about to jump aboard the waka, have informed the cuzzies ova here, too much bro!

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