Saturday, January 2, 2010

Humans Vs. Aliens Movie Showdown!

Without planning to, I watched 3 humans vs. aliens movies in 24 hours. I can't remember the last time I've watched three movies in that amount of time, let alone 3 movies of the same genre. I think 2009 was a good year for alien-themed movies, which I really enjoy. So, here is my take:


This movie had beautiful music and special effects, but something about it just bugged me. I can't put my finger on what it was, though. The long length? Main character Sam Worthington's native Australian accent that kept popping up in his American one? The really annoying song as the credits rolled? I'm not sure--although I think it might have been the lame 3D glasses that didn't do much for the movie.

District 9:

Um, ew. Possibly one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen. I really had no idea what it was about--segregation of aliens in South Africa and the abuse of a human who becomes part-alien. I love South Africa, so it was fun to hear the accents and the interspersed Dutch words. But, yeah, ew and yuck and violent and sad. No thanks.

Star Trek:

Ahh, my favorite! I don't think I've seen one Star Trek movie that I didn't love. Funny, fast-paced, not complicated. Just good entertainment with a good ending.

Okay, now as far as aliens go, I vote for the beautiful, unique ones in Avatar. I think I'm done with movies for now, though. Good thing Project Runway starts next week!


Douglas Smith said...

Sheelah and I saw Avatar in 3D. I thought they did an incredible job with the motion capture 3D. Without it you wouldn't have really cared anything about the Na’vi. It was stunning. And it wasn't just the special effects that made this such a great film. The soundtrack was great and the storyline was good.

Larissa said...

Hey didnt know Project runway started next week? I had Bravo on our cable fora a few months (they must have given us a free preview) but not anymore ): I liked the 3d part of Avatar I think it made a difference, but I didn't like how the main character guy just all of a sudden changed - not much character development since it was focused on the Na'vi people then all of a sudden he is in love and the "good guy" also didn;t like the fighting at the very end and how a bunch of the army guys etc are killed - like the message is you can kill the humans but not the Na'vi people...

Joanie said...

Hi Amy...this is just general about your blog...I love it! I have been going to some of the links you put up and reading about these crafty women and their latest projects. Keep it up!Love, mom
regarding Avatar...I think it would be good even without the 3D. I liked the running, leaping part, the flying on the backs of winged creatures and the plant life.


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