This trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 is a little more action packed then I was expecting, but it’s also interesting as hell. Especially since after watching it, I’m not really sure what level of hostility the aliens have for humans.
I have my fingers crossed that it doesn’t turn into a cut-and-paste “us versus them” movie, and based on the early marketing campaign, I think I have nothing to fear.
The effects are stunning, the designs are gritty and realistic (but still cool) and the style seems to walk that thin line between ultra-real and cinematic very effectively. This is quickly climbing my “must-see” list.
And a thanks to Jon Gretar below who points out that this feature is based on Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joberg, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.