Saturday, August 15, 2009

District 9

Okay so I lied, sue me. The week I thought about quiting must have been a bad one for me. You still may not hear from me much on here but that's okay because I don't think that many people still read this blog much anymore. Friday morning @ 12:01am I had the privilege to see one of the best most important science fiction films since who knows when, maybe THE MATRIX. What about the movie MOON Caleb, as some of you may be wondering? MOON was awesome and one of the coolest films of 2009 but found it just did not move me like District 9 did.

This film like every film ever made will have have it's lovers and haters. I only state this because with this film it will happen, sadly. All reviews of art be it amature or professional is subjective, but haters be wrong because this movie is just too cool. I really hope that DISTRICT 9 does more than just find it's target audience during the film's theatrical run. Moviegoers who know what DISTRICT 9 is beyond just the trailers, will more than likely end up loving the movie just like they thought they would. Others may cry bologna sauce and outrage over the mockumentary first 15 minutes and utter lack of Hollywood star power. Most just want that double cheeseburger from MacDonald's and for Will Smith to welcome the alien invaders with a "Hell No" and a punch to the face. Moving on, enough with the soap box jazz.

Years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Nothing happened. It turns out that the aliens were refugees. The creatures, which are called Prawns because of their crustatious like features, were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9 as the world's nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when MNU field operatives come into District 9 to move the aliens into a more controlled environment like a concentration camp. Wikus van der Merwe , a MNU worker contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide, District 9.

The trailers and website can set you up for what you want to happen next, human verses alien carnage. You will have no idea what is in store for you, no idea. The action in this film is wild and the alien weapon technology is bugnuts crazy! Bolts of energy that blows people, aliens, and other stuff up. Some moments are like something out of the video game Halo, but this is no video game.

If the awesome action does not grab you then the unapologetic social commentary might. The reactions from this aspect of the film will be just as brutal as some of the films most gory of moments.

DISTRICT 9 is a smart genre film that will be talked about and picked apart for years. It will be if not already a science fiction classic.

It is a strong A+ for DISTRICT 9! Enjoy!!!!


1 comment:

hillenblogshappywife said...

I am so glad you reviewed this movie! I saw previews and couldn't decide whether or not I wanted to see it, but I think I do! I don't think I will get anyone in my family to go with, so it may have to wait til redbox.