You know the funny thing about District 9? I haven’t read or seen a single review. The only thing I saw going in to the film (with Jacon of mundAIM fame) was lots of good reports on Twitter and other nerds. In fact, this might have been the first movie I’ve ever gone to see that was almost completely unspoiled by nerd and critic hatred. So what did I think? Well, I was told by someone in the back of the theater that it sucked, so obviously their opinion was so crucial that it needed to be spread to everyone else. Perhaps that man back there wanted something more akin to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a virtual blow job from the filmakers. Despite his weighty opinion on District 9, I think I have to weigh in the favor of it not sucking, but this is not a review. This is a plea to Hollywood.
Please Hollywood, make more movies with mech suits. They don’t have to be exactly good, just better than movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And I’m not talking about the suits in G.I. Joe. I’m talking full on robot battle suits. I would pay good money (and I believe the critic in the back row would too) to see mechs blowing shit up for two hours. Seriously, I could watch a lightning gun turn evil guys into mist all day. Change it up with some missiles or something and I’d be a happy man. Whatever your opinion on District 9, I think we can all agree that the blowing shit up part of the film was “real good” and that there need to be more films where robot suits blow all kinds of shit up. Who’s with me?!