Monday, August 17, 2009
We saw District 9 Saturday night; for a change there was not sound during the movie - and after people just sat and talked about it until long after the credits had finished. The last time I can remember that happening was after watching SICKO.
This was a beautifully crafted movie on a budget most of Hollywood would use for just the advertising.
It was an intelligent, superbly acted and written, adult, science fiction movie that resonated with ongoing themes - horrible, shameful issues that still live in our world.
Go see it. Your brain will thank you.
Here's the official District 9 Web site www.d-9.com/
And a brief review:
"The sleeper hit of the summer is bigger than you might have expected. The Peter Jackson produced sci-fi thriller District 9 opened to an outstanding $37 million in its opening weekend and has already surpassed its mere $30 million budget. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, District 9 should have no problem topping $100 million during its box-office run. With excellent word-of-mouth and stellar reviews, expect this one to go this distance.
"It's so out-of-the-box different from most movies that you see from a major studio," says Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment. "It's kind of a rogue, raw, visceral film that has a life of its own."
The film stars the unknown talent Sharlto Copley (that will soon change given the films success) as a bureaucrat who finds himself in the middle of an alien eviction from Johannesburg, South Africa. The ghetto, known as District 9, is for non-humans only. The film is an adaptation from the short film Alive in Joburg also directed created by Neill Blomkamp."
And here is the link to the original short film video.google.com/