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District 9


This is a great movie, simply because it's not Hollywood.
  1. The actors were all unkown. Unknown, but great. Especially the hero Wikus. What a great casting job.
  2. I love the excellent seamless blend of reality TV and fiction. The reality TV part was amazing, and well-executed, as even the look and feel was that of a fake documentary. And of course, none of this would've worked well if it wasn't for the excellent acting. You have to be a great actor to pull off a fake documentary. Did I just make sense?
  3. Special Effects=Win. Those prawns were successfully disgusting and cute at the same time. That kid prawn was really cute. But the alien dialogue was so...icky...that it made my hair stand on end.
  4. This movie is not for the weak of stomach, nor the faint of heart. It's gross, with a capital G. First you have fingernails coming off. Then you have the super-realistic make-up. It's just so gross, I'm sorry.

Contrary to what I originally thought, District 9 was not directed by Peter Jackson. He merely produced it. So the next time someone asks, do not say that Peter Jackson directed District 9. Because he didn't. The credit should go to Neill Blomkamp, who I predict will soon be playing with the Hollywood bigwigs.


*some info from IMDb
pic from screenrant.com


District 9. USA. 2009.


Rating: Eight out of ten.

4 comments :

Zach said...

Agreed. All of these combinations created a phenomenal film. I plan on posting my District 9 review sometime this weekend, so be sure to check it out.

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mela said...

I have a feeling the alien dialogue was inspired by some African languages. They've got a lot of tongue-clicking sounds.

@Zach: Yes sir, I will check it out. :-D

@Anonymous: Great review Mamser. But I think you're a sir.

@mela: Exactly! The tongue-clicking is win. They also used the tongue-clicking in Attack of the Clones for some aliens. And let's not forget The Gods Must be Crazy. Hehe.

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