District 9? …Worth watching.

I had flip-flopped on seeing it, but enough people commented on it favorably for me to give it a shot.

My general impression?  No Star Trek, but worth seeing in theaters.  Shaky-cam doesn’t particularly bug me, but I don’t think that it was used all that much; and any deeper political message could be safely ignored as being probably about South Africa anyway.  With those two potential deal-breakers out of the way, what was left was a decent flick about alien refugees where we didn’t have to deal with the Numinous Other.  The aliens were alien, and not all that nice; humans, not very nice either; and the lead was basically a schmuck who had to be dragged from being a mere protagonist to hero status.

Matinee it if you’re on a budget, but it’s worth seeing in theaters.


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