2 comments on “Favourite movies #6 – District 9

  1. I found the viciousness of it extremely confronting; in the first half hour or so, I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep watching. But I think you need that – the near-overwhelming body horror breaks through the typical detachment we get when we watch ourselves be the bad guys. It sets you up for the rest of the movie.

    It’s not a movie I enjoyed watching, and it’s probably not one I’d ever watch again by choice, but it is a movie I really respect, both for what it tried to do, and because (in my opinion) it did it very well.

    • That’s interesting – I’d not really thought about the violence of it, but it is pretty full-on.
      ‘Respect’ is definitely a big part of my reaction to the movie, too. It did a lot of things you tend not to see in sci-fi anymore, and don’t often see in movies in general.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s