I actually saw this quite a few weeks ago, but couldn’t decide what to say about it. I liked it. I thought it was a really interesting film. I think Sam Rockwell did a great job. I just don’t have anything particularly witty or insightful to say about it. One review called it the best sci-fi movie of the summer and another called it the perfect antidote to Transformers 2. Not that I would know anything about that. Because I haven’t seen that movie. Not in a million years.
This one I just saw on Saturday. This movie is being called the must-see movie of the summer. I think this was a really well-done movie – the main actor does a really good job (and according to EW, had to do a lot of improvising) and it has a political layer to it that you don’t always expect from a summer blockbuster. But it’s kind of a downer. It’s definitely one of those films that I’m glad I saw, but I don’t ever need to see again. It’s a bit gross at times and fairly violent but I would still recommend it.
Summer blockbuster tally: 3-1-10
The best part of District 9 was that the trailer for 9 was playing for it – I can’t wait for September 9!