Friday, August 28, 2009
I saw District 9 last night, and I liked it. I think much of the praise heaped on it comes from the kind of film buffs who hunger for something different, because while it isn't wonderful it certainly is unusual. The very original plot concerns aliens who come to earth and get shoved into a refugee camp, treated like we generally treat unwanted refugees. It has the most unlikely hero I've seen in years, and some quite acceptable bad guys. I would give it a B+.