Since I'm absolutely ecstatic about the arrival of District 9, I couldn't help but check out an email sent to me with links to two more (positive) reviews for the film. August 14th can't come soon enough, and I'm being forced to live vicariously through the reports of others. Kind of sucks, but at least it's holding me over.
District 9 Reviews Keep Coming
Below you will find links and snippets to two of the latest reviews to surface for District 9. I've yet to read a negative review, and these two latest also sing the film's praises.
Peter Jackson has been developing the Halo feature film with Neill Blomkamp, who ended up getting behind the camera for District 9 as nearly a time killer. What he delivers is quite possibly some of the most remarkable and jaw-dropping special FX ever used in a feature film, along with a look that defies its (reported) budget. The scope of District 9 is massive as we’re taken through a continually escalating plot that gets larger and larger as the film progresses. This is all thanks to a beautifully crafted screenplay co-written by Blomkamp and Terri Tachell.
It’s a remarkable film that’s fresh, invigorating and inventive. It takes many queues from classic filmmaking while creating it’s own identity.
With strong critical support and word-of-mouth (there's already a buzz due to the excellent trailer and poster) and Sony's savvy marketing campaign, "District 9," easily one of the best features of this long, boring summer, could become a sleeper, appealing to younger and older demographics due to the effective blend of a thrilling sci-fi with strong political overtones. With some luck, it could become a cult (midnight) movie.
The reviews do point out that the less you know the better the film will be, so maybe I should stop posting reviews. Maybe... Check out the entire reviews for District 9 by clicking the bold links above.