OSR: District 9

One Sentence Review: District 9

Currently my favorite film of the year, District 9 shows that a good story and complex characters can elevate a science-fiction action film to great heights.

Rating: Full-Price Ticket

Rating System: Full-Price Ticket, Matinee, Wait For DVD, Late-Night Cable Fodder, I’ve Made Better Films With My Ass Camera

3 thoughts on “OSR: District 9

  1. Trip

    sorry, Howard, for me it was the standard ‘indians on the reservation’ story, but without a sympathetic hero that learns a lesson about humanity. this repulsive, bigoted bureaucrat treated the confined aliens horribly, mocking them and threatening them during the entire eviction. he was not motivated by their plight; he was motivated by revenge for the treatment he received at the hands of his own government. even at the penultimate moment, after they’d seen the horrors in the lab, after they had the recovered the fuel, he was willing to betray the alien hero when he learned it would take 3 years to restore his human form. and then again during the climactic fight scene he only resolved to assist the alien because he’d crashed the ship and lost power of his fighting suit and he knew the only way he’d ever be able to restore his human form was to get the alien hero off the planet. i could muster no sympathy for that sniveling pencil pusher and i would have been much more satisfied if he’d perished in the backblast from the launching alien ship.
    just my opinion and other than that, Howard, you’re right.

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