Thursday, August 13, 2009

The ex argues convincingly...

...that all right-thinking humans should support Distict 9.

6 comments:

Tulkinghorn said...

This reminds me of the most appalling thing ever said by a presidential candidate.

As told in Wikipedia:

During one of Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaigns, allegedly, a supporter told him that he was sure to "get the vote of every thinking man" in the U.S., to which Stevenson is said to have replied, "Thank you, but I need a majority to win."

More when I have time.....

Christian Lindke said...

My most recent blog entry is about Anne's District 9 post.

JRSM said...

Saw this (District 9) yesterday. It was... disappointing. No spoilers here, just comments.

It starts off really well, full-on pseudo-doco style, but then there are occasional lapses from this, and then after 30-40 minutes it just gives up on it and becomes a sometimes clever but basically pretty straightforward action/adventure/gunplay film. While this is mostly pretty well done, it's so much less than the film that your imagination started to put together based on the teaser material that it can't help but disappoint, and I was actually a bit bored. The world's full of quite good action/adventure/shoot-em-ups, and I didn't need another one. What it lacks are clever sci-fi racism/refugee mockumentaries.

Also, the whole plot hinges on a REALLY STUPID bit of pseudoscience that was a hoary old cliche when Doctor Who did it.

Generic said...

Read Christian here: http://cinerati.blogspot.com/2009/08/anne-thompson-toy-movies-district-9-and.html

Tulkinghorn said...

Christian said everything that I had wanted to.

Craft will out and the traditions of the adventure film are way too deep to admit of much 'originality'.

By the way, our excellent visitor from the land of marsupials and Marmite has just posted one of the funniest things I've read in months at his Caustic Cover Critic site:

http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/2009/08/odd-pod.html

GoJoe said...

That was absolutely hysterical.