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Alas, the family has went forth and made it to their destination safely. The house is too quiet, but this was expected. I'm gonna miss the steady action of events happening at all times. *sighs* I need to make plans and set myself into a schedule of some sort, perhaps go to His House again, though I keep managing to burn those bridges. XP They're a nice group and I keep forgetting...

Work is as odd as usual. Those hours are odd...must stop muttering about them. ^^

But the highlight of the day was going to see District 9. Which was, in a word, sobloodycoolnawesome. I was wary because it was an R rated film, and when something is R rated, it can through any number of unexpected things under the violence label. I can handle Matrix's stylized violence but gore sets me on edge.

This movie was violent and gory...but in a strange sci-fi way that wasn't as bad as expected. People literially exploded in blood when hit with the alien weapons, but it was so fast and over the top and thrilling, that it didn't phase me. In the end, the aliens were brilliantly rendered, the action was awesomely choreographed, there were many parts of weird humor that had me snickering madly, and the underlying message was used to a nice effect.

The alien kid was the coolest character ever.

This might be a really awesome sleeper hit of the summer if people have the sense to stop going to G.I. Joe. I went to that. It was horrible.

I hope for a sequel. How it ended it sorta possible...but unlikely. It is the ambiguity of the ending that finishes the film so perfectly. If you can handle sci-fi violence, you can handle this 'ere film and have a rip-roaring time. Most fun I've had since Star Trek.

Date: 2009-08-15 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bubonicwoodchuk.livejournal.com
I'm considering going to that.

(Also I demand to know how Christopher Eccleston was in G.I. Joe because on one hand there is no way I am paying money to go see it, and on the other...come on Doctor.)

Date: 2009-08-15 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] traxer.livejournal.com
Soooooo worth it. It's such an originally fun film to see.

(He was...pretty good. He chewed up the scenery pretty well with his Frenchish accent...but in that movie...even the ever-cheesy Dennis Quaid could save it in its horribliness. But yus...he's the Doctor so it gave it a few good points.)
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Date: 2009-08-16 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] traxer.livejournal.com
Well, I for one was certain when I saw the trailers that preceded the film that I was in for a freaky-covering-my-eyes film...but when I got drawn in...it wasn't half as creepy as expected. This isn't a suspenseful/scary film when it comes down to it. Only as much as Star Trek was...except with more explody bodies and red goo. (The weird humor helped lighten the tone. Pigs: best weapon eber.)

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