District 9

Went to go see District 9 yesterday, and it was everything I hoped it would be, though I really didn’t know what to expect going in. Both the special effects and the acting were solid, but the most striking things about the movie were the ideas presented within. With all the garbage alien movies floating around, it’s kind of shocking to see one as well thought out, and unique as this one. It’s not your typical Hollywood summer blockbuster flick, but at the same time, it managed to satisfy me in that regard as well. I don’t really want to go on about it, because it seems like the type of movie one should just go see, without knowing that much beforehand.

Now I just want to go see Ponyo and my appetite for cinema should be appeased for awhile. Studio Ghibli has just had the most amazing track record throughout the years, and this one looks to be no different. It kind of irks me that Disney had to go and get there fingers into everything, but at least it pretty much guarantees a good translation, and that lots of people will get the opportunity to see it.

Put down some colored halftones on that 7L ES piece, so now it’s finally done. Haven’t really tried this method before, and I think some more practice is in order.

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Have a closeup!

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