polerin: My shadow on a wall (Default)
I don't know if I'm going to spend much time really digging into why I was troubled by District 9, but I think a good part of it was just blind hope that this movie would be different, wouldn't make the same stupid mistakes that every other Hollywood movie does.

I was wrong. Yes, the aliens were a metaphor for apartheid, yes the movie tries to say "oooh it's bad to treat thinking beings badly!"

Couple quick things, possible spoilers be warned. )

This doesn't even get into the gaping plot holes and disbelief shattering facets. Don't get me wrong, the special effects are awesome, and I forgot halfway through that the aliens were completely cgi. I don't generally do that.

I think that D-9 is just another decent sci-fi flick that shares many of the deep flaws that have been discussed at length in the racefail and other blowups. I was hoping that it might be slightly better. Silly me.
polerin: My shadow on a wall (monkey)
Very cute, with some very funny cameos.

I've not been taking enough time to just be with Lissa lately, so we curled up on the couch and giggled at the silly together. It's not a challenging or deep movie, but it is cute, gentle, and has some really great humor that doesn't give me all kinds of embarrassment squick, which is very, very, very unusual.

Anyone else seen it?
polerin: My shadow on a wall (Default)
Seriously.  It's that bad.  Not only does Samuel L. Jackson spend the first 20 minutes in blackface, but he's the only high point in the movie, and even he has to struggle to get his head above the heaping hill of shit that is this movie.  The acting is purposefully bad, the script is pointless, and ...  it's just ...  bad.  Don't even get me started on how women are treated.

Very bad.

I'm glad I didn't pay for that crap.

polerin: My shadow on a wall (Default)
Good movie. Not excelent... there are things about it that are just not quite spot on which keep it from being a great movie, but it is a good movie. Put me in a better mood then I had been... more later.


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