Podcast #57: Welcome to District 9

We assume that by now you’ve either seen District 9 or decided not to. District 9 crept up on all of us, suddenly becoming the must-see film of the summer, primarily as an antidote to the glut of really bad films that had discouraged so many film-goers over the summer. So what was so popular about this film? I’ve already addressed this to an extent, but in this podcast we explore the movie even more, touching on the satire, the action, the flaws and the violence.

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  • Before I start listening, I’d just like to say that your opening remark is a huge assumption. “We assume that by now you’ve either seen District 9 or decided not to.”

    I pretty much doubt that’s the case for a goodly number of those of us who have yet to see the film. I want to see it. I’ve wanted to see it since it came out. On its opening day I saw Ponyo instead (which I absolutely believe was the right choice). I almost saw it on Tuesday. Now, I may have a chance to see it in a week-and-a-half. And I’ll probably have to choose between that and Inglourious Basterds (which from what I read, is a better film).

    So it’s not that I have decided not to see it. It’s just that I haven’t yet seen it. I suspect this is the case for most people who haven’t seen it.

    So I guess the question is: how spoiler-y is your podcast?
    .-= The Dane´s last blog ..20090417.teaParty =-.

  • Pretty darn spoilery. :-/ We say that in the beginning though. So listen until I say “Here’s a spoiler.”

  • Alrighty then.
    .-= The Dane´s last blog ..20090417.teaParty =-.

  • petered

    I look forward to the sports podcast. That is one areawhere I am more opinionated and biased, which makes it that much more fun.

  • Ooh, sports! So I can skip next week’s too?
    .-= The Dane´s last blog ..20090417.teaParty =-.

  • Sure! Though you may want to check out the last 10 minutes or so.