Mookie4ever wrote:District 9 ?/10
I don't know whether I liked this movie. It was an interesting concept. I don't think that I liked the first half that was done in a mockumentary style. It got unneccesarily guesome sometimes. The second half when it turned into traditional storytelling mode got a little hollywood sappy with the nonviolent alien father and his little kid. I also didn't understand the point of the Nigerians. The high points of the movie are the concept and the guy who played Wikus, he was great. I really didn't like the use of two styles, either make the entire movie as a mockumentary or make the entire thing as a traditional movie, the switch over between styles was very awkward.
I liked it, it was a pretty good allegory for apartheid and an original and well-done story, but you are right about the questionable use of the two styles. When they transition away from the documentary style, it ruins the entire continuity of the movie and takes you out of it as a viewer.
8/10 for me, though.