News

District 9 Movie Review Thread - **Potential Spoilers**

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by ryalex, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,676
    Las Vegas, NV
    Full Name:
    Ryan Alexander
    Just got back from a midnight show. Very intense movie, possibly the best new sci-fi in the last couple of years. Combines a morality storyline about immigrants, poverty/shantytowns, illegal aliens (human ones) etc, with a chase movie and a lot of action. There's a wonderful irony of them setting it in Johannesburg and actually filming it in an African shantytown.

    The lead actor does a phenomenal job, going to be a big breakout for him; also a stunning job for the first-time-feature director (as I was told). If that's true he's going to displace Zack Snyder as the sci-action boy-du-jour. Downsides: The shootout violence gets pretty graphic at times and the language is heavy consistent with what would happen when documenting a war, and there are a half dozen CGI sequences where the light and color rendering could have been touched up (or degraded to look natural). I read a comparison earlier to Starship Troopers, ST to D9 is like Batman Forever to Batman Begins, if not closer to Dark Knight.
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. robert_c

    robert_c F1 Rookie

    May 12, 2005
    3,363
    SoCal
    Full Name:
    Robert C
  4. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,676
    Las Vegas, NV
    Full Name:
    Ryan Alexander

Share This Page