Woefully undeveloped characters, a thin yet convoluted plot, and a lack of humor in the black comedy. This is what it looks like when a hastily scribbled first draft goes straight into production.
A 90-minute shootout that never makes us care who lives and who dies. In attempting to send up a cinematic cliché, this only becomes a tedious example of same.
A morally muddled mess that is convoluted in plot and appallingly simplistic in its themes. I am a sad geek today.
Please leave your desire for a well-rounded story in the lockers provided, and keep your arms and legs inside the ride while it is in motion.
I’m glad this looks interesting, because I’m gonna have to watch it no matter what.
Neill Blomkamp cements his science-fiction credentials as a filmmaker with a genre vision the likes of which we haven’t seen since the socially conscious SF of the 1970s.
I didn’t think we were making movies like this anymore. Very near future. Hard science. Nothing fantastical. Space geekery galore, gorgeous and authentic.
Yay! Sharlto Copley is back.
After District 9, I will follow Neill Blomkamp anywhere…
Via Sharlto Copley on Facebook. So you know it’s gotta be good.