So I just went to see District 9 today. I absolutely loved it. I have to admit, I wasn’t too pumped about it before it came out. However, after seeing all the acclaim it was getting, I decided it would probably be worth seeing.
Turns out that the bulk of reviewers were indeed right on this occasion, District 9 is probably the best film I’ve seen this year. It proves that an action film doesn’t have to be mindless and filled with meaningless flash and explosions * to be great. Now, don’t get me wrong, it has its share of explosions and such, but not in an overstated manner that threatens to overshadow the plot as we see in so many other action movies. I also thought it was a truly fresh take on the issue of segregation.
Overall, I’d highly recommend that anyone that’s into movies go check this out. District 9 is this summer’s true blockbuster hit. Worth every cent of admission, and I’d see it again.*