You could easily bash this film by calling it unoriginal. So what if it copied Blair Witch, that doesn't make it a bad movie. In the end, the movie accomplished its goals; scared lots of people and made even more money. If that isn't success then I don't know what is.
We all wish we could pick up a camera and make over 100 million dollars. For that, my hat is off to director and writer Oren Peli. The people that call this movie 'garbage' are just jealous. You only wish you pulled this one off.
Anyway, this film really doesn't require a review because it is so simple. Girl haunted by demon, boyfriend films, demon doesn't like it. I'm not going to tell you what the demon/ghost thing does, but he does get pretty pissed. And we all know what pissed off demons are capable of, right?
Save the head spinning and puking up pea soup, this one is fresh in my book. For all of those who oppose, shut up. This movie was a success at the box office and in my heart, so that's all that matter. The words: "FAAAAN TASTIC!" Heh..
Well.. The message is simple; Revenge is a dish best served cold. But we've all heard that line before. No one could blame a guy for going nuts after watching his wife raped then murdered along with his daughter. Then to watch the killer get out of prison less than a decade later is chilling. Good for you Clyde Shelton, well not really.
I could understand Clyde brutally torturing his family's murderer, but I don't get why he killed a bunch of random and innocent people. So yea, he suffered for years but why make others suffer? This is why the movie is a bit senseless. It would be easier for me to say, "THEY DESERVE IT." If you think like that, then its easy to be racist at a KKK rally too.
Drop the indecency off at my door so I can feed it to my children. Yes today I'm ready for tomorrow. My two words for this wreck - "Got Violence?"
District 9 is everything a good movie should be, ORIGINAL! I thought maybe THE LORD OF THE RINGS was all Peter Jackson had, well I was wrong. The man has twenty Oscars and I'm just a loser with an opinion. I've heard a few militant movie buffs bash Jackson for some BS reasons, or out of complete jealousy. Not a lot of nerds can handle NOT being the most creative sci-fi mind on the planet.
There have been so many reviews about this film, so I'm going to take a different approach here:
Although this is a science fiction film, there are plenty of realistic qualities to it. I think the way the people of South Africa handled the aliens or "prawns" as the citizens of Johannesburg nicknamed them, is a close depiction of how most of the world would treat an extraterrestrial encounter.
When a space ship appears over the city of Johannesburg one day in 1982, a group of scientists move in to discover nearly one million aliens on-board. After they figure out these aliens were simply stranded and come in peace, they are given asylum on earth, deemed 'District 9'. From the get-go, some of the aliens become criminals and engage in some rather sketchy activities. Eventually the human population grows tired of the aliens and demands them to either relocate or leave altogether. To meet their demands the South African government hires "NMU" a private military corporation to evict the aliens from District 9 and move them to District 10, a camp setup outside of Johannesburg.
Throughout history, many civilizations, ethnic groups, etc. have been through the same situation as the aliens. It doesn't matter if you're from another planet or another part of the world, when you seek refuge in another man's land, you're sure to face some sort of resistance or hardships. District 9 could represent any Indian Reservation in the United States. People from Europe discovered a place where they would be free from the dictatorship of the King, this place happened to be home to American Indians.
If there were to be a sequel to this film, I could see the alien population outgrowing the human population in South Africa. Aferall in the beginning of the movie there were roughly one million aliens in District 9 and in the end there were about 2.5 million livining in District 10. Think what would happen if they doubled humans in the area, now they have the power and humans go to camps.
District 9, aside from being an awesome movie, shows us that sociology is universal. In the end, cultures will clash over the social norms that define what is right and what is wrong. Criminality and deviance is justifiable within a group of people, but if its brought in from a foreign population it becomes a crime.
This is a great look into corporate greed and the flaws of Capitalism. Is Michael Moore a Socialist for making this movie? No. Is he spouting anti-American propaganda? Hell no! Are you an idiot for thinking this? Yes.
Lets get something straight here. Michael Moore doesn't hate America. So he is a fat slob and at times can be hypocritical, but who on earth is perfect? Certainly not you or I, so we can't really say much. On the road, I am constantly cutting people off and giving them the finger while I'm on the phone and drinking a beer, and I call my THEM "bad drivers". I doubt Mr. Moore can do much worse than me.
Anyway, its hard to review this film. If you're not a complete moron, you're employed and you pay taxes, then you might want to go see this one. Say what you want about Michael Moore, but the man doesn't lie. He simply presents the facts and/or evidence to support his 'theories' and lets you decide what is right or wrong. Thing is, I thought the whole 700 billion dollar bailout was suspicious before I saw this movie. If you do the research and really look into the way our government has been run, you will see that the United States of America is more of a plutocracy than a democracy.
Unfortunately, money is everything. Whoever says otherwise probably doesn't have any. You would be a fool if you don't believe our politicians are looking out for the best interest of the businesses that line their pockets instead of the American taxpayers. This film should be nothing new to any of you. But if you believe in the whole 'America is the best, most perfect nation in the world' idealistic b.s. then you probably still think lead paint is safe.
My two words for this film: Frustratingly Informing.