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Adam Stout works in the technology field and is currently located in San Diego, CA.




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In spite of my better judgment, Jenny and I went to see District 9 tonight, the new movie from Peter Jackson.  I have yet to forgive Jackson for the 3 hours of my life I will never get back which he called King Kong.

To my surprise, I found out that Jackson wasn't the director, only the producer.  It was actually directed by Neill Blomkamp.  I understand that this was Blomkamp's first real movie, but I would have been more likely to see it without Jackson's name attached to it.  However, there was nothing else playing that looked good to me, so District 9 it was.

As for the movie... it was different.  Not quite like anything I've seen before.  I don't agree with the comparisons between the aliens and segregation (since the aliens had technology we desperately wanted and typically that is not the case with racial differences).  If you ignore any guilt imposed cultural references, this is just a good sci-fi movie that is not quite like anything you have seen before.  The is some great character development Sharlto Copley was excellently cast.  He really made the character believable and you really empathized with him.

If you don't have a chance to catch this in the theater, be sure to rent it if you like sci-fi.


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