Excerpt: Quick tip: Don't eat anything before or during this movie. You will regret it. I decided to give D9 another watch, since I didn't enjoy it the first time. Now I enjoy it even less. First and foremost, Wikus is an idiot.
Excerpt: It was the marketing coup of the young century: When in January 2008 "Cloverfield" launched in theaters worldwide, the film was already on everyone's lips. The "Cloverfield" strategists at producer J.J. Abrams had without the pull of big stars get along and there was no popular literary model.
Excerpt: This film really surprised me. I had high expectations, but I did not know this would be great. This film is brilliant! The thing that caught my attention right away was the documentary sections.
Excerpt: In honor of "Elysium" opening this August, I am going to take a look back at a previous sci-fi/action film that was shepherded back in 2009 by none other than rising star Neill Blomkamp. That film is "District 9".
Summary: This movie was intense throughout. The effects were amazing and so were all the characters. With social commentar throughout, this movie provided, action, suspense, sadness, happiness, and all around craziness. Strangely believable on so many levels. This movie is a MUST see for all.
Summary: Although the thinly veiled allegory for apartheid is at times preachy, the sci-fi post-apocalyptic world crafted here is unique and richly realized. First-time actor Sharlto Copley is impressive and the film manages to remain exciting, while, at the same time, touching on interesting themes not...
Excerpt: When an malfunctioning alien spaceship strands over a million of its inhabitants on Earth, they find an unlikely champion in the shape of a previously self serving weapons manufacturer exec who starts to metamorphose into one of them after exposure to an unknown chemical.
Excerpt: Here is yet another perfect example of what should have been a really interesting concept as a baseline for a great sci-fi movie. Instead we get a story that initially hooks you but then loses focus and eventually drifts off into absurdity.
Excerpt: Multinational United (MNU) is tasked to relocate the aliens from District 9 to District 10. Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is assigned the relocation of aliens by serving illegal eviction notices.