All Hail District 9!

15 September 2009

I just knew that this is going to be an awesome sci-fi movie. It is a documentary- type flick. Video Camera recordings put together. It was the best Sci-fi movie I have ever seen so far. It proved that good movies comes from the people behind the creation not the acting. The setting was different. Usually we would expect that it will be shot in one of the hot cities of America. The film went around in an unknown city of South Africa. The actors are not famous, but they're all good. If this alien thing is to happen in real life, District 9 is probably closest to reality.
Peter Jackson (director of Lord of the Rings) made another classic. I've read several reviews online from various critics. I was like, you people should say something good about this movie. They did as expected.

Chicago Tribune, Geoff Berkshire
"A late summer sleeper that puts most of Hollywood to shame."
E! Online, Luke Y. Thompson
"...a memorable work that's likely to stand alongside the sci-fi classics."
New York TimesA. O. Scott
"...smart, swift..."
Reelviews, James Berardinelli
"...ends in a way that is both satisfying and unsettling."

Main character: Sharlto Copley - Wikus Van De Merwe

The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable -- he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.-source-

Anything sci-fi, I will gladly watch. Friends were raving about this movie. I'm thankful that my husband taught me to appreciate sci-fi. This is one movie genre that has a lot to offer. Very satisfying for movie lovers like me.
We watched at the Gateway Mall. I had speculations while watching, making assumptions to how the movie will end...

Like what James Berardinelli of Reelviews said... "...ends in a way that is both satisfying and unsettling."

7 comments:

genejosh said...

I saw this one because my bro.said it the best sci-fic. movie he has ever seen and I agree with him and with you..he..he..

Grampy said...

Looks like another movie I need to watch.They haven't had a real good UFO movie out since ET.

Lulu Post said...

i need to watch out for this ...

onlinemommy said...

You really love to watch movies no mommy Enchie. Baka hintayin ko na lang po ito lumabas sa video city hehehe

Anyway, I have a Tag for you on relationship. I am curious how you will make it very creative when you post it :) Here is the link http://www.mylenerabago.com/2009/09/tag-on-relationships/

Have a great week.

kikamz said...

i really love it when you make reviews about the latest movies. thanks for the update ench! i know i will love this too, being a sci-fi fanatic just like you.

Enchie said...

Hi guys! thanks for the visit! this is a very good movie :)

fedhz said...

nyay! para ngang dito sa pinas ung shot eh. waah! naalala ko dati nung mpanood ng cousin ko ung trailer ng Independence Day, tumawag sya talaga samin. naku, takot na takot. nasa Ilocos kase sya. walang malapit na kamag anak. sila lang ng family nya. wahahaha! kala ko tuloy totoo. wahuhu.

 
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