Have I mentioned, in the last 20 minutes, how much I effen hate District 9?
One of the reasons I despise it even more after seeing it a few days ago is that the flick is now the darling of the sci-fi movie-lovin' crowd, who seem to think it's an instant classic. Rolling Stone gave it a near-perfect review, and Ain't It Cool News drooled all over it. Roger Ebert gave it a tepid review, but liked it much more than I did. Let me comment once more on what I think of the movie, and state it clearly: District 9 sucks.
Yeah, yeah...I get the allusion (if it's appropriate to use a literary term when talking about a movie) to institutional racism, and the mockumentary format is trendy, I suppose. But Jesus H., folks, this movie just plain bites.
And I have the need to shout that from the rooftops, because I'm still pissed off for being duped.
Imagine if Peter Sellers played the lead in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or, if Aliens was filmed in the same format as Waiting On Guffman. What if Jeff Goldblum was totally unlikable as the lead in The Fly?
Then you'd have District 9.