Sound Off: Neill Blomkamp's District 9 - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
August 14, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? After a year in the making (read my retrospective), it's finally arrived in theaters today - Neill Blomkamp's District 9. Does it live up to all of the hype? Does it live up to your expectations from the trailers? Is it one of the best sci-fi films of the year? How does the story hold up? Was the action exciting? Or was it one of the worst sci-fi films of the year? Was the CGI painful to watch? Was it an overdone, over-hyped waste of time? And most importantly, what did you think about the way it ended? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of District 9!
To fuel the fire, I frickin' loved this movie. It is, hands down, one of the very best sci-fi films in a long time (not just this year). It has a great original story that was very refreshing and featured plenty of awesome action, absolutely incredible CGI that made the interaction between the aliens and humans completely seamless, and a riveting lead performance from Sharlto Copley. I really can't say enough great things about this. I was able to appreciate it so much more on my second viewing, too. Neill Blomkamp has established himself as a filmmaker to watch in a huge way with a film that will most certainly never be forgotten.
What did you think of District 9? One of the very best sci-films of the year or not even close?