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Saturday, August 22, 2009

District 9

"This is basically a guy, and there's 3 humans here, basically trying to make a warning, you know, saying "I kill 3 humans, watch out for me."
When I first saw the trailer for District 9, I didn't know what to think of it. All I knew that once again there's a movie about aliens taking over the earth. But I wanted to see another action-packed movie before we ended the summer, so i decided to give it a try.
District 9 is shot on what seems like a camcorder (a la Blair Witch, but without all the shakiness), which gives it a very realistic feel as it follows an anti-alien investigative team as they descend on a neighborhood of aliens that have overstayed their welcome in a small town in Africa (dang, why did it have to be Africa?). After the aliens ran amok for years, killing humans and causing riots in town, the team decided to excavate, or evict, the aliens from the land. But of course it proves difficult, if not impossible, as they learn that the aliens are smarter and more resourceful than they realized. And that this new mission lands them in way over their head.
Exposure to alien fluid provides a twist to the story and reverses the role of enemy and predator, offering a look at an unlikely bond between man and alien and the fight one man's struggle to regain his normal life.
I don't know guys, at the end of the day it's aliens and hard for me to take this seriously. They tried to make it sorta touching but it seemed a bit forced to me and didn't overshadow the fact that we're still talking about aliens here. I can't call this one. But the special effects are pretty cool.

My rating: B


LuckyCricket said...

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