District 9

posted by Jeff | Thursday, September 3, 2009, 9:57 PM | comments: 0

I've been a little preoccupied lately, but I don't want to forget to mention that I saw District 9 yesterday. I really liked it. Without giving too much away, it's a great sci-fi piece about a bunch of aliens who show up in South Africa, with their ship simply hanging over the city, and they're stuck there. When the humans cut them out, they're starving and in bad shape, and essentially become refugees.

The script is really imaginative and the format starts and ends like a Discovery Channel doc. The subject matter really explores the best and worst of human nature, and at times, you're not sure who you should be sympathetic to. The action and effects are pretty solid too. All around, a good movie considering it's filled with a bunch of nobodies.

Oh, kind of interesting, but it was shot on Red cameras. It looked every bit as good as film, and if anything, the compositing of the CG stuff might have been extra clean because of it.


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