Monday, June 11, 2012
District 9 - Neill Blomkamp (2009)
I remember being too apprehensive to go see this film at its release, and in hindsight, I can only congratulate myself on my self-knowledge. Saw it on TV last night, and can therefore now state that although the film is first-class as I suspected, I very much doubt that I would have survived it on a full-size movie screen with surround sound effects.
First-class, though!! A double-narrative frame device, a high-speed, intelligent script and particularly accomplished special effects create a rapidly mounting sense of panic and revulsion which conveniently prevents you from comparing the action to any current situation (while you're watching...).