Saturday, August 22, 2009

A few words about District 9

Those that know me know that I'm a not-so-closet Fantasy and Science Fiction fan. I cut my eye teeth on the original Star Trek series as a child and spent much of my downtime in high school watching every cheesy Sci-Fi movie that the Sci-Fi channel created.

So when Science Fiction movies come out, I'm usually all over 'em.

District 9 was no different. I got the chance to see it today and I must say... I am facinated.

I'm going to try to make this review as "spoiler free" as possible, but I can say a few things about it.

"Facinating" is the only word I can use to truly describe this firm. It's a Sci-Fi film that explores the depth of human nature and fear of the unknown.

At times, its gritty and raw and had me squirming. At other times, I was at the absolute edge of my seat. Other times, I felt the beginings of tears well up. Oddly enough, I can't blame my feelings on being a Sci-Fi geek. No one walked out of the theater without being moved in some way.

Now, you don't expect to be changed or move by a Sci-Fi film. They are usually just fun escapes from the grit of modern day reality. Only the best films stick with thier audience. Am I saying this is one of the best Sci-Fi films ever made? Hm... hard to say at this very moment. I'm still mulling it over.

But the fact that, hours later, I'm still mulling it over means one thing.

It's definately worth seeing.
That's my 2 cents.
If you've seen it, feel free to comment!

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