Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction

Saw District 9. It didn't quite live up to the hype for me.

If you like The Office, you will probably like this film a lot more than I did -- the first half of it is very reminiscent. Remarkably slow paced. I'm beginning to think that's a Peter Jackson thing, though it might have seemed extra-slow because I pretty much knew what was going to happen.

It took me until the halfway point to become even a little engaged in the film. I feel like this might have been a purposeful thing. A lot of extraneous stuff might have been left in there so that people would pick up on new things if they watched it more than once.

Worth seeing? Maybe. I'd give it a 6.5/10. Remarkable for this movie year, but only because there have been so many duds (Come to thing of it, the only film I saw in a theatre that really struck me as good this year was Star Trek).

EDIT: Oh yeah -- really obvious pokes at apartheid. I think Peter Jackson wanted to smack us over the head with that one. At least it wasn't the point of the film.
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