I am a sinner.
- Sep 11, 2013
I don't know about original. The story in Elysium is very basic and similar to many movies. I think this also shows that Big Budgets doesn't mean much. Elysium had like 4 times the budget.Oh yeah. District 9 was ground breaking. But as you said this was a solid second movie from him. And in an age when Hollywood is stuck on reboots, that's two good original movies from the same guy.
Agreed with everything here.Elysium. 7/10
Very good second movie from the guy that brought us District 9. The shows this director was not a one hit wonder.
I'd be curious to see Blomkamp try the comic book movie genre.Agreed with everything here.
I would also give Elysium a 7/10 (just saw it this past Sunday)
I thought it was quite good. Not GREAT, but at least good. I would say that District 9 was better, but yes, this title further cements the impression that Blomkamp is no slouch.
I didn't pause it, but I actually shouted at the TV screen two or three times when I was watching it. Felt like a moron but I couldn't help it. When he went into the supermarket the 2nd time, argh!Last two I've seen:
The Hunt - 8.5/10 (2012)
Watched this because a few guys over at, err, WCG, suggested it. Definitely a haunting film. I actually had to pause it at a couple of points because I was getting so angry at the characters--even though their reasoning behind their actions was justified. Certainly takes a look at child sex abuse that isn't afraid of shying away from some hard hitting questions. Definitely give it a go. It's a tough watch, but the performances (Mads Mikkelsen) are absolutely incredible.
Saw it too on Netflix just last week. It was watchable, kept my interest.Finally saw Dredd. I liked it. 7/10