SRS Review: District 9
Well after seein all the viral advertising and fake website that have been secretly building up this movie for years (Since 07) I had to go see District 9 the other day. Of course I brought along Mrs. SRS. I knew alot of the background on this story. I also had wiki’d it to see if there was more infromation to be found. I warn you do not wiki the moive. On the wiki page they tell you the entire movie scene for scene and even spoil the ending. It helps you understand whats going on but I found that my gf understood fine with out being told what was going to happen.
The movie itself is actually kind of an accident. The makers of the movie were the people who were making the live action Halo movie before it got tanked. The producer Peter Jackson felt bad and saw one of director Neil Blomkamps internet short films called Alive in Joburg and decided that would make an amazing movie and helped get funding.
Now on to the review. I thought the movie was great. 2 hours was a perfect running time. I never felt bored. here was plenty of action, suspense and even some comedy relief to break things up a little. The setting of South Africa made the entire Racism against the Alien or “prawns” kinda more real and understandable seeing as how it was the birthplace of Apartheid. The animation for aliens and such was seem less. You felt like they were standing right there with the actors unlike so recent major block busters with bigger budgets. All in all i think it was definitely worth the $9.50 price tag. IF you want to see a cool alien movie with a decent feel good ending and an underlying moral theme this is for you. Even Mrs. SRS enjoyed it.