Whoa. Now that’s what I call good sci-fi.
Over the weekend, my wife and I went to see District 9. I’m not sure why my wife agreed to see it, but I suppose she realized we’ve seen a number of rom-com movies. She doesn’t like sci-fi or action, so she really took one for the team here.
This movie had a lot of what love about good sci-fi. Using a backdrop of science-fiction, you can explore important themes with a “what if?” For just $30 million, you touch upon themes related to what it means to be human and how we treat others and discrimination. It also had great (and believable special effects), and some very good action. The exploding bodies was a nice touch. I love when a sci-fi story does a great job with social satire.
$30 million. A complete cast of unknowns. Good special effects. Great themes. Good action. What more do you want?
This was a good sci-fi movie. Director Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson did good.