Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"District 9": A Brief Review

People, at heart, tend to be weak and afraid. If they can take advantage of someone or something, they will. Give a man a big gun and he'll be brave for as long as it takes to get what he wants. In the end, though, it IS about what he wants, not about some sort of noble, higher purpose.

Also, let's set a movie in Johannesburg and not mention apartheid at all, . . . aside from totally using aliens in place of blacks. Like I said, just don't mention it.

"District 9" is easy to like if you don't ask any questions about the technology, the characters, motives, circumstances, instead opting to view it as a morality tale with big guns. It's pretty frustrating if you DO ask questions about any of the things I mentioned.

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