August 15, 2009

District 9

Kick Ass.

What you want more?

Kick Ass tale of displaced alien refugees, living in a Johannesburg slum, trying to be relocated by a nasty bunch of private military contractors. The whole thing is very South African, which gives the allegory of destitute aliens living among us extra punch.

Sharlto Copley gives a wondrous performance as the bumbling functionary in charge of the effort, like an Afrikaans version of Michael Scott from The Office, as he gets in horrifically over his head.

First time in a long time special effects really got to me. The alien weapons in play here are shocking in their power. When was the last time you were awed by a movie ray gun?

All and all well worth your money

Or like I said:

Kick Ass.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

I went to see it this morning. I concur. Fucking awesome!