Thursday, December 24, 2009

District 9 (2009)

This movie had lots of the same themes as Avatar, but was much more complex and interesting. I liked it but didn't love it. One of the problems it had was that it was split between a mockumentary-style and then a more forward narrative approach and they didn't really mesh. I would have preferred it if it was just straight-ahead narrative with the mockumentary stuff just in the beginning. I love what the director was able to do with the special effects--it looked great, and I think it cost only about 30 million.


  1. Loved this movie, although you make a good point. One reason I loved it is that he was able to make a compelling movie that looked good for $30 million. When I saw it this Summer, I kept comparing it to "Funny People" which cost like $75 million-and was pretty blown away at what they were able to do.

  2. I'm not sure if I can eat lobster again, though.