Posted on 8/31/09 09:02 PM
District 9 was hope in a movie theater. since the mindless action blockbusters and lifeless rom-coms that came out last summer i began to lose hope in film.
that basically changed in District 9, i have to personally say that this movie had alot better action,better acting, and a more convincing Political statement than Avatar. one thing it proves that aliens dont have to look like humans or can have beautiful characteristics or be intellegent, the aliens, commonly reffered to as prawns, are hideous and grotesc.While the Na'Vi(no offense) look like Native Americans.
The film is basically a mirror from our world and it does it spectacularly. It tells us that what is happening in thier world would happen on our world(or is it already happening?).
Sharlto Copely,who apparently never acted before in his life, gives an oscar-worthy perfomance as Wikus Van DeMerwe a mindless office drone who is in charge of the eviction orders in District 9. His world changes when he suddenly comes into contact with a black liquid, and im not telling the rest because im not a spoiler. But even when he was pulling off his own fingernails i somehow couldnt stop bieng wierdly attracted to this man, and im a guy.
The Faux documentry in this movie was incredibley well done and well made, its basically the best part of the movie and it shows the whole poltical and xenophobic issues this movie attempts to show or prove is happening in reality, and it proves it beautifully.
Neill Blomkamp who is Canadian but a native to South Africa Johanesburg proves to us with an original story that you dont need over $300 million to make an outstanding Sci-Fi film.That all you need is an original story and an outstanding cast and Aliens that are terrifying to make it something special,and that something special is District 9