Thursday, August 13, 2009

District 9

So "District 9" has been on my movie radar since a few weeks before I saw the first trailer on TV. I happened to accidentally find a trailer for it online, and thought that it looked pretty cool. Then a few weeks later I started seeing it getting a bit more advertisement time.

The idea behind it seems strong. The producer is one of the best. And if the "Halo" short films that are out there are any indication, the director is talented.

The movie comes out this Friday, and currently on it's got a ranking of 97% after 32 different reviews. The only negative review is from a critic that is known for giving bad reviews to good movies. Let's just say he didn't like "The Departed," "The Dark Knight," and several other big time movies that were superb over the last few years.

In case you aren't aware, a score of 97% is amazingly high. That means the movies completely fresh, which means it's awesome. This is the consensus that the website is giving the movie right now: "Consensus: Technically brilliant and socially poignant, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic."

In short, it's got it going on. I hope to get to see it this Friday, but we have some other things to take care of so I don't know if we'll get around to it. If not Friday, then definitely on Monday.

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