So, this broke yesterday but YouTube wouldn't let me upload it here so I figured I'd wait a day. What are your thoughts on this? I'm excited for it. I loved 'District 9' more than I initially expected (not perfect, but clever and fun), and while this looks to be visually impressive, the more I watch it the less impressed I am. When I first saw the international trailer I was intrigued, but this English version changes things a little for me. I can now read the title cards and it all seems very generic. Like, isn't think how all sci-fi films tend to go? Still, the visuals look great (this year is going to be insane in this category). I'm hoping that this will flip the generic for a more insightful take like 'District 9' happened to. Bloomkamp has a nice visual aesthetic and he certainly has a great feel for the material, so I'm hopeful despite the reservations raised by the trailer.
Anyone else find it kind of hilarious that Sharlto Copley still gets shafted from a title card despite being the film's primary villain and single-handedly spearheading 'District 9' and garnering excellent reviews and even some awards traction for the performance?