District 9 - Not your typical Sci-Fi Action Thriller
16 August 2009
Summary: District 9 is a story about aliens who make contact with Earth and the relationships with humans and society. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens' welfare. Their sole interest, alien technology and weapons. Weapon research would mean huge profits for the company.
Summary: I do not give out ratings of 10 lightly, but here it is - the first film in years that has been deserving of the rating. Neill Blomkamp brings to screens a fantastic, gritty, realistic piece of science fiction with District 9. Not since Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner", John Carpenter's "The Thing", or James Cameron's "Aliens" have we seen a science fiction film with a vision of this caliber.
Summary: Everyone's seen the trailer that kick-started one very fishy-looking viral campaign, interviewing several humans and an alien in quick succession. That marks many people's first exposure to Neill Blomkamp's District 9, and the trailer - which had a decently executed "mockumentary" feel to it, which only served to make its sci-fi content seem even more surprising. This same element of surprise is still present throughout the film proper, and it is quite a cinematic treat.
Summary: I caught an early screening of this movie last night. I went into it with high expectations considering the high ratings it has been getting already. My expectations were not high enough however because this film exceeded my them in every way possible. I will not go far into detail because I would prefer to not spoil anything. This is unlike any sci-fi we have seen in years.
Summary: Saying this movie is good would be an understatement. The movie has it all, a very intriguing deep plot, good acting and great action. If I was to find a flaw in this movie, it would be the shaky cam technique employed at the beginning part of the movie and also at the very end. The shaky parts are supposedly documentary clips telling the story of Wikus, the protagonist. But rather than add to the feel of it, the shakiness is just nauseating. They just over did it.
Summary: I attended a preview screening of District 9 last night, and I am in absolute awe of this film and its director Neill Blomkamp. Thanksfully, I knew relatively little about the story going into the film. I had a rough idea of the concept and had seen a few TV spots, but thankfully the film delivered so much more than I was led to expect.
Summary: Just got home from a preview of District 9. We had seen the previews and were intrigued to see just what the film would be like. The film style was very much documentary like with lots of sound byte style comments settings the scenes and giving commentary all through the film. These in my opinion took it from being what could have been just another "aliens vs humans" film and elevated into the realms of social commentary.
Summary: I recently attending a promotional screening of District 9. I would like to give my opinion of the film, but not any of the plot or details. I went into the theater basically only knowing the genre of the film, being exposed just to the minimal "humans only" ads. While I watching the film, I immediately wanted to view it again. It is intriguing and highly entertaining, with a dynamic characters and rich in both humor and action.
Conclusion: This film is brilliant and is well worth any money. Great acting and story with loads of surprises and thrills. Maybe doesnt have household names in it but it doesnt matter because there are top class with the acting and script. I went to watch this at the cinema and couldnt wait for it to come out. Top draw SC-FI film and will be classic to most people im sure.