Sunday, August 30

this is no place to park a mothership...

i saw 'district 9' last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. not only was the CGI not painstakingly obvious, but the script itself was amazingly crafted. what was also surprising is that, as something i wouldn't mind seeing, i thought it was much better than 'public enemies', that i'd been wanting to see since i knew it existed (yes, okay, mostly for the Depp factor, but isn't that reason enough?). One of the things i found really irking about 'public enemies' was the "throw-in" love interest, Billie. while the acting was quality, there was a whole lot of importance placed on the relationship, but no depth to it at all. Sure there was the whole "for true love" perseverance, but nothing given in any of the fleeting scenes with Billie in it to substantiate it (and it's not like they didn't have time, it could've taken a minute, just cull 5 seconds off each of the bazillion shoot outs and it would have been fine). it was like she was written in for a "Bond's girl" feel (eye candy facotr) with a few more lines (unlike, for example, Strawberry Fields) and more possessive male. 'district 9' however, had so much more emotion running through all of the relationships, and for something of fiction, was much more realistic (and humanistic, if i can use such a word while refering to aliens). It didn't feel the need to constantly flip back to the wife to see her response to everything, and she pretty much had a life of her own, rather than her whole existence dependent on the male lead. (summary: i'd much rather no female roles than tag ons)
someone mentioned to me that they'd read posts about the obscene amount of "fucks" (134 times in 112mins, i had to google it), and refused to see it because of that, i wouldn't go as far as to all of them being justified, but it makes it more believable and actually adds a bit more personality to the main character.
Anywho, I know i'm piting off to different genres against each other, but really all it is is banter (you can probably tell that by the lacking structure of [what?] arguments).

peace, love and understanding

what you should do today: check up on the latest from passive-aggresive notes,
"but nothing with banana, im alergic [sic]" lol


Anonymous Ash said...

I'm glad to see you're back!

Haven't seen District 9 yet, but I'll try to.

cheers [=

10:23 am, September 01, 2009  

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