I am a sinner.
- Sep 11, 2013
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.
Very good second movie from the guy that brought us District 9. The shows this director was not a one hit wonder.
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.
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.
Finally saw Dredd. I liked it. 7/10