I remember watching the trailers for District 9 when it was in the theatre. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but it was a Peter Jackson movie, so I was intrigued, but not enough to spend NYC movie prices. It landed on Netflix on Demand, so it was the movie of the day.
It's an interesting take on discrimination, slums, segregation all wrapped up in the personal growth of the main character - the sci-fi elements are just trappings for the underlying drama. Oh, and lots of guns, shooting and bloody violence.
The setting itself could work well in for a modern day espionage type RPG, working the parallel societies into the game. It's an interesting alternate modern day twist.
Of course, we had to follow that up with an episode of Survivorman, and a handful of of episodes of Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force. Better then Cops IMHO ;)
I really really liked the story and the setting, but the movie is WAY too bloody and violent for me to watch around the house with the possibility my daughter could come around the corner.ReplyDelete
One of my favorites.ReplyDelete
And Jackson was just the producer on this one. Neill Blomkamp wrote and directed.
His short films are excellent and if you ever get a chance to see the HALO short he made you can see how bad they screwed up dropping him from the project. I don't even like the game but I would have bought the film on release day.