Thursday, September 17, 2009

District 9 has something going for it

I does. But it has been a week since I've seen the movie and after seeing it I figured it to linger with me longer. That ignorant statement said: There are loads of things I like about this movie.

It seems very personal. While there are plenty of things to make you think about Apartheid it doesn't hit you over the head with it like it could have done had it been handled by an American director. In the movie your not really ever sure who the good guy is or bad guy. And, mercifully, your not treated to 'the big moment' when you finally see an alien. As and aside... where is the creativity with aliens? None here. It doesn't ruin the move or even take away from it because that isn't the point, but seeing the same alien in multiple movies makes me yearn for Futurama. Or maybe it just makes me think I should not be watching so many movies with aliens. FROM SPACE (read the audibly and fake an echo).

The first act of the movie gets your attention by leading you on in a way that makes you just want to know more about what is going on. As it moved along I actually got worried that I wouldn't know enough. Once some of the action started I thought to myself "wait a second, slow down". But yet indeed the action does start and the plot forms nicely and the rest of the film is enjoyable.

I didn't read much, or see much about the movie before I saw it which I think worked to the benefit of my enjoyment of it. Most of the film felt like a mystery movie.

Good movie.

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