District 9 Reviews
now for the postive: the second-half picks up and improves by a mile, when it's clear there will be a real story and not just a boring, wannabe realistic b-movie.
shoving the one-note, unintelligent characters aside (with the exception of a 'kid alien' who plays a fairly important part), it's entertaining for the most part, whether it's laughing at the silliness of the whole film or the climactic last act. dumb, but watchable.
The final scenes are gut wrenching and brilliant. From the line "don't make me come all this way and not make it", the array of weapons unleashed by the suit, to the sounds the engines of the mother shop make when they fire, to rooting for the pod to make it into the dock, it was raw emotion.
While franchises like Marvel have their place and certainly make a lot of money, they feel polished and cookie cutter compared to something like this. Most of the time Hollywood just markets the same thing and sells that formula right back to you over and over (think the die in your arms scene), the kiss scene, the hero returns from the dead storyline. Not this movie. Things go wrong, aliens and humans get hurt, there are lies, on top of a the technology the alien race brings that is not so far fetched to believe. One of a kind movie. An all-timer.
Neill Blockam usa una manera muy perspicaz e inteligente para criticar las relaciones entre las distintas clases sociales, internacionales e incluso la experimentación biólogica ilegala traves de la ciencia ficción y una magistral técnica visual.
No good Sci Fi has been issued since Blade Runner 1982!