Saturday, August 29, 2009

District 9: My Review.


The wife and I went out last night, had some excellent Chinese and caught Peter Jackson's District 9. First, the bad; I really, really, really would have loved to hear more of the backstory behind the Prawn's arrival. I also would have liked to have seen a more in-depth portrayal of public reaction to first seeing the mothership's arrival and the first look at the aliens themselves. **SPOILER ALERT** And finally, I still don't understand how being exposed to the ship's fuel source would have caused a human to turn into a Prawn? **END SPOILER ALERT**
Now for the good; I loved the parrallels made between human and prawn racial discrimination. The special effects were top-notch as was the acting. The fighting scenes, especially the one at the end were absolutely white-knuckle city! I thought the Nigerian gang storyline was a welcome and well done addition. And I really enjoyed the prawn/human relationship that develops.
Overall, I realy enjoyed the movie and look forward to seeing it again on DVD. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.

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