February 6, 2010

Tis the Dawning of the Age of Aliens

Saw District 9, finally. Loved it! Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell = cool people!

2 comments:

Pembroke said...

I think my favorite part of this film was how the aliens were portrayed. Stereotypically, aliens are either highly intelligent beings looking to make contact or are evil destructive beings. I love how the aliens in this film are neither. It totally makes you wonder why they came to Earth in the first place. Were they prisoners from their former planet? They obviously have the technology, but only one of then has the brains to make it run. Hmmmm....

Tamara said...

Yes! I agree. The aliens are great. Did you watch the bonus features? The alien backstory was that they were fleeing something and then a virus wiped out most of the senior/higher ranking/more intelligent aliens. I was wondering about their hunger - It would be interesting to see what the writers were thinking about the biological basis. Whether something about the earth or the food on earth can't quite satisfy them, makes them concentrate on that (Maslow's hierarchy), which would also justify why there aren't many who reach higher.