Monday, May 4, 2009

District 9 Teaser Impressions

Three days ago the teaser trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 was released. If you haven’t seen it, I have it here for you. If you have seen it, watch it again.

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Okay. How about that, huh? Quite frankly, I think the film looks amazing. It’s the unique blend of science fiction and documentary that Cloverfield went for but fell short. In no way am I comparing the two nor am I putting them in the same class of film. I just feel that this film has the extremely creative and bold commentary on subsistence living superimposed in the fiction future of aliens living among us. Of course, I am basing this off of the teaser trailer and the short film the movie is based on. I also have that for you here:

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Original, crude at times and a little heavy on the special effects, Alive In Joburg is Blomkamp’s impressive first film. What would it be like if aliens were forced to live among us? Would the government protect them? Would the people accept them? Intriguing to say the least.


In addition, you might recognize Blomkamp’s gritty, guerrilla style from the Halo: Arms Race shorts produced to boost interest and confidence for the long in development Halo movie produced by Peter Jackson. With a high concept idea as there is in Joburg no wonder Jackson backed the feature adaptation of the film. Be sure to check back in as we learn more about this awesome project coming to theaters August 14th.

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