Friday, January 22, 2010

$0.88 Review...

I've been extremely disappointed with my movie choices over the last few months (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, All About Steve...just to name a few). In fact, I can't remember the last time I rented a movie that I even remotely enjoyed. So last night when Erin & I sat down to watch District 9 I didn't have high expectations.

(Incidentally, I have the greatest wife ever because she even agreed to watch this one with me!)

But I just need to say that I'm giving this movie a resounding thumbs up. I had no idea what to expect and how things would turn out since I didn't pay much attention to reviews when the movie actually released. I had just heard that it had some great special effects. And that it did.

I also found it to be a very entertaining movie that kept me from start to finish. Characters that caught me off guard, aliens that were...umm...interesting. And a story with some twists and turns that kept me guessing for a little while. (Which is way better than having the plot figured out before you see the opening credits.)

So, if you don't mind aliens, a little of blood, and the language (and I'm not talking about the alien subtitles), go rent it.


Tammy said...

First of all, I find it very warm and tingly that Blaine and Keegan were watching "9" as well last night. Unfortunately I was out and about having a girls night so I can not share in the review part. However I can't believe that you didn't like all about Steve. I liked it. I laughed. Sure there were parts that were cheezy but every once and awhile you gotta get a cheezy laugh movie.

knotter said...

I think Erin might of liked it. I actually fell asleep for the last 20-30 minutes. That's how exciting I thought it was.