I thought District 9 was a brilliant movie. Innovative, politically charged, and very thought provoking. I had one of the most stimulating and exciting conversations I’d ever had with anyone about a movie with my ex after watching District 9. It lit intellectual and emotional sparks. 9, on the other hand, mystified me. I just didn’t get it. The animation was fine, but the palette of browns made it exceedingly dreary. 9 just didn’t grab me. They aren’t trying to be the same movie so other than the cute similarity of their titles I suppose it’s unfair to compare them, but it’s Friday night and I’m here in my apartment and that’s where my mind wandered.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »