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District 9 - Great Movie,
This review is from: District 9 [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)I went to see this after having heard it was meant to be very good. And it really was. I won't cover the story in this review as it has been covered many times in the others, but I will comment on some of the things mentioned by the other reviews.
First of all, the CGI is really very good, it actually looks like men in suits, which is the whole point. It is there to add the characters, rather then the reason for the whole movie, like someone else said.
Someone mentioned the South African accents are very bad, and hard to understand. I for one had no trouble understanding them. But the film is set In Johanesbourg (poor spelling I know), and if they all had American accents in the film, I'm sure these same people would be complaining about that as well.
The ending isn't quite the usual happy ending, and is a little open to viewer interpretation, and maybe a sequel, but I like it.
Another reviewer said they didn't really like the lead actor, and would have prefered someone more well know or a better actor. But I think that seeing as not everybody in real life is a super hero or can handle disasters without crumbling, I think, the fact that the main actor seems just like your average government office worker, coupled with the fact that the start is in a documentary style, it makes sense that hes just a regular joe, trying to do the best job he can, in an ever worsening situation.
It's one of those films that I didn't want to end. I kept thinking that this has been on for ages and it's bound to end soon. This was the polar opposite to Transformers 2. Now as much as I loved the first Transformers film, when I was watching the second one, I kept glancing at my watch, wondering how much was left.
Also, I really like films that give you some sort of emotional responce. The final battle at the end, showed the main character really struggling, and coupled with how epic the on-screen action was, it actually brought a tear to my eye.
Overall it's a film well worth watching, and I will be a day one purchase for me on Blu-Ray, especially as the cinema I watched it at had a blurry and shakey image, but I digress.
Definetley worth watching and worth buying.
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2009 17:29:12 GMT
Uncle Feedle says:
I agree entirely with this review and I too had a tear in my eye when I watched it second time around. And saying that the aliens look like men in suits is the best way to describe them because that was my first thought, purely because they move so realistically. The main actor is superb in my opinion and deserves a lot of credit. I bought this film on Blue-ray and overall I'd say it's funny, quirky, surprising, not at all what I expected, and it has a fantastic climax. I really hope there'll be a sequel (in three years time).
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2009 14:21:49 GMT
The GLow says:
Thank your for your kind words, and I'm glad you liked it as muhc as I did. I also read your Sunshine review, and I'm glad too see you like that as well. I for one, thought it was amazing. You should check out Moon. A simple, yet elegant sci-fi film. Thanks.
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