Weekend Movie Review -- District 9 and Inglourious Bastards

By Maricor Capulong District 9 Directed by Neill Blomkamp Starring Sharlto Copley This was a fun movie, and at times it was very hilarious d...

By Maricor Capulong

District 9
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Sharlto Copley

This was a fun movie, and at times it was very hilarious due to the comic blundering and tripping around of the main character Mikus Van De Merwe played by Sharlto Copley. It is great that they found an unknown to play the lead character, leaving the viewers in suspense as to who will survive and who will die... and to a surprise that there are no famous faces to anchor their belief, projecting a more convincing story.

There are some things in the movie that may scratch your head a little bit. The aliens had advance technology, advantages in weaponry and in mass transportation. Why in the heck can they possibly be overtaken by humans, and why would they run out of energy sustenance in their ships to make it back home? Then again it answers another statement in which, "maybe, we as aliens to them, can be advanced in our own ways." I guess this is the first (of what I have seen) that had alien technologies become subordinate to human capabilities.

Maybe my brother is right, and that this movie just mirrors human nature in our cruelest. There is a tendency to move and push out the opposition, take things by force to getting what we want... want as in more to possess and to own right??? But then again if the aliens had a better phone than my iphone, heck I would enslave them... no... not really.

Now the ending was great, although I cannot divulge much so I wont ruin it for those who have not seen it yet, but it may have the possibility of a sequel. For those who have seen this movie, here is a question I pose for you... do you believe that there will be a sequel to this movie, and if so would it be as good as the first? I on the other hand, I think that it would be best for them to make a sequel, it would answer some of my burning questions.

I would give this movie

♥ ♥ ♥ out of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Yes, well maybe it may be too low for some of the people who loved this movie, but for me, it did not do a good job ending the summer film fest right. I am getting depressed knowing that fall is just around the corner for some of us mid-westerners, so enjoy your eternal sunshine California and Florida!!!!

And on to the Bastards......

Inglorious Bastards
Directed/ written by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz

I am not a big fan of Quentin Tarantino, only liked the first kill bill and ever since watching the anal rape scene in pulp fiction that included Bruce Willis having a red ball in his mouth slumped over to receive... well it just turned me off to his films completely. Do not get me wrong, a little vulgarity may be needed in some masterpieces, but that scene just scared the bee-hes-sus out of me. I guess it is just an acquired taste for some, some may like Hitchcock, Spieldberg, Wes Craven and other directors, and there may be a cult following for Tarantino, but I am not a big avid fan whatsoever...

Inglorious Bastards gave Tarantino a glimmer of hope in my eyes...

This movie was superbly written and superbly directed. Although it is a fictional account to what should have happened to Hitler, this is just a pure, fun way to make believe that we had served just desserts for the most hated and evil human to have lived.

You would think that the movie is mostly killing and pillaging, but it was mostly heavy in character dialogue thick with tension that you can literally cut it with a knife. You don't need the threat of violence, it merely lies in the interactions between characters, a mere look would precisely indicate trouble brewing. A mere entrance of a frightening figure such as Christoph Waltz's character Colonel Hans Landa, would make your cheeks warm with fear. You tremble in your seats just watching Col. Landa eat an apple strudel... which was my favorite scene, the food looked good, and the bad guy was into eating that strudel... lol okay back to my point... Col. Landa was a menacing character, not because he was violent, not because he had a high position in the Nazi regime, but that he was very impressionable. Very polite well mannered, but with a vendetta against his enemies, a character like this should be feared most than an appearant obvious, machete wielding psychopath. A sort of cerebral in the way he gets into the mind of the person and finds the secret spot of fear withing its realm, pulls it out and destroy you with it. yes... a very good anti hero character.

An ensemble cast that held their own in each and every scene, the women were as vulgar and strong as the men in the film. I could not have picked a better film to watch while an impending hurricane was looming just outside the Universal Studios theater.

I give this movie

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ out of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

What war movies do you believe to be the best??? Saving Private Ryan, Platoon???

And why? Do you like them to have consequential motives to them, or political meanings??

Do tell I would like to hear from you!!!

Until next time everyone!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding like a jerk, it would probably be nice if you spelled the title of the movie correctly when writing a review. Especially since you even posted a picture of the poster that has the correct spelling.

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