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District 9

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/

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  • ANDREA0301
    Kewl! Thanks for the suggestion and the review. Sound like it's right up hubby's and my alley!
    4051 days ago
    the ads make it look great....thanks for your input and opinion.
    4052 days ago
    Thanks for the review ... I've been wondering if anything could lure me into the theatres. I guess this could do it.
    4052 days ago
    Thanks for the review! A trailer of this caught my eye a few weeks ago, and I'm glad to hear such a positive response!
    4052 days ago
    I'm really sorry to hear that... we had a completely spellbound audience.

    We tend toward art films, foreign films, indies - very rarely mainstream, because for us THOSE are predictable and boring.

    We've been telling folks that for this movie for a change, you don't have to check your brain at the door.
    4052 days ago
    I don't doubt there was a message in it, and after the first half you actually got to see the alien side of it, but I found myself checking my watch constantly waiting for it to end so I could get out of there. I found it more than a bit predictable and cartoonish. BUT THEN AGAIN, I'm not a huge Peter Jackson fan. Lots of visual candy but the stories always lack...something. ;)
    4052 days ago
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