The first hour of this lived up to the hype. It was an original thought provoking sci-fi extravaganza. The second half turned into an intergalactic buddy pic. That's cool but not as earth shattering as I would have hoped.
I loved the doofus in charge. The special effects looked pretty darn good. I liked the whole sociopolitical stuff. The ghetto scenes at the beginning were riveting.
At times, I felt like I was watching a completely original movie.
That is except for the fact that the prawns sounded like Greedo. Or that the whole thing with the humans experimenting on the aliens was like a reverse V. Or that the gov't was so mean to the nice extraterrestrials a la E.T. Or the ending reminded me of the beginning of Iron Man. Or that the metamorphosis was like The Fly. Or that the prawns looked like something out of The Last Starfighter or the bar scene in Star Wars.
Hell, this movie is like the Girl Talk of sci-fi flicks. I love it!
Jeremy thinks that this is a modern masterpiece.
Directed by Neil Blomkamp
Silver Spring 20