Monday, August 3, 2009

Buzz: 'District 9' Impressing Early

By Chase Kahn

Neill Blomkamp's District 9, a science-fiction/alternate-reality film about an alien refugee camp in South Africa is getting wild endorsements across the board from early viewers. Produced by Peter Jackson, the trailers promise the film to be a part hand-held mocumentary action film and part social/political commentary that's compulsively watchable yet above your average crop of late August dump-offs.

Emanuel Levy calls it, "one of the summer's best films" and, "an inventive sci-fi thriller". While the trade papers -- Variety's Justin Chang and Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt -- both fully recommend, calling it, "genuinely original...not letting you go until the final shot, " and that it, "heralds first-time feature director Neill Blomkamp as a nimble talent to watch".

District 9 opens everywhere on 08.14.09.


  1. Then there's this:

    Yeah. I'm pumped.

  2. Wow. That's a review that's almost too enthusiastic to trust("2001"?). It'll be interesting. Judging by the early trailers and promotion, I've been extremely skeptical and had admittedly already written the film off.