Wednesday, August 26, 2009

District 9 is a Good Find

Usually, near the end of summer studios put out odd, or just plain bad movies, but “District 9” is not one of them. The sci-fi movie is very good and made dirt cheap---$30 million (compare that to today’s blockbusters).

It is about an alien ship over Johannesburg, and the aliens are treated as badly as some nations treat people on earth. They keep them in a ghetto section titled District 9. The good ole government wants to know more about their technology so they get a lackey (Sharlto Copley) to invade their territory. Bad idea! The movie is great for its having no big name stars---though it does have the talented “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson as the producer. The director Neill Blomkamp made a great film on a limited budget.

The movie is rated R for a reason---it is very violent, and proves once again big names, big budget doesn’t always mean big hit!!! It is worth watching in the theater, worth watching again on Blu-Ray or DVD. It is worth watching, period!!!
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