PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

In Theaters: District 9

I used to go to the movies all the time. Like, weekly. As money grew tighter, that number dwindled. I still like seeing things on the big screen, but can't justify the expense as often. So when new movies come out, M. and I discuss if they're worth seeing in theaters, or if they can wait until DVD. Hence why my docket is now heavily populated with action movies and kids fare, with the occasional 'visual treats.'

When time was unexpectedly made available earlier this week, we seized the opportunity and made an exception for District 9, and man, very glad we did. The movie was excellent cinema. The trailers are a bit misleading, it's not the action flick that they make it look like. It is, however, excellent scifi, in that it uses the scifi as a setting to tell an interesting story. And Peter Jackson the director draws you in quickly and doesn't let up for the whole movie. Great stuff, highly recommended for the big screen.

New trailers:
* The Fourth Kind - Alien abduction as horror, with the 'no, really, it's based on a true story' angle. Ehn.
* Law Abiding Citizen - Gerard Butler revenge opus. Ehn.
* Legion - Fighting angels with shotguns. This is more my alley. In that it looks terrible, yet awesome. (Bonus: Paul Bettany.)
* Saw VI - The jist of the trailer: if you liked the first five, hey, here's another one.
* Zombieland - I had my reservations before (*cough*Woody Harrelson*cough*), but I think I'm on board now.

Tags: movies, not news

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