Solid sci-fi rears its head yet again in 2009

Posted by · 9:54 pm · July 23rd, 2009

I’ve got to eat before I pass out, but a quick iPhone post is quite necessary in the wake of “District 9,” an amazing effort that sits alongside Duncan Jones’s “Moon,” J.J. Abrams’s “Star Trek” and, hopefully (though today’s footage was a great start) James Cameron’s “Avatar” as part of a damn fine year for sci-fi cinema. And truly, a star is born in the film’s brilliant young fresh-out-of-the-gate lead actor.

More later. Food now.

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  • 1 7-23-2009 at 10:14 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Very nice! Looking forward to it.

  • 2 7-23-2009 at 11:30 pm

    Douglas said...

    Do you mean Sam Worthington?

  • 3 7-23-2009 at 11:33 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No, Sharlto Copley.

  • 4 7-24-2009 at 12:08 am

    Douglas said...

    Oh I thought you were talking about Avatar

  • 5 7-24-2009 at 4:56 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Wow, that sure is a great notion. There’s too little sci-fi as it is but 4 home runs within a year is awesome!

  • 6 7-24-2009 at 7:50 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    “Moon” and “Star Trek” are not “home runs” OR “great films” — tap the breaks.

  • 7 7-24-2009 at 8:34 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Why do you have “home runs” in quotes, Chase? I never wrote those words. In any case, to each his own obviously, but I think both are marvelous and a nice indication of studio and non-studio sci-fi success stories this year.

  • 8 7-24-2009 at 9:20 am

    AmericanRequiem said...

    will you be giving us a review of district 9? glad to hear you liked it even though you didnt seem to be all that excited for it

  • 9 7-24-2009 at 10:29 am

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    I wonder what next year will be.
    2008 was the superhero year, 2009 the sci-fi (or “syfy”) year.