It’s an extra-special movie-themed linkblogging day today. To start things off:
Reviewed by Spencer Ackerman, we get some thoughts about white anxiety in the film, and also the future of video-game movies. No, District 9 isn’t a video-game film, but Ackerman points out some similarities to video-game structure in the pacing of the movie, and wonders what it means for the future. He also takes on another blogger whose comparison of the movie to US policy in Iraq and Afghanistan, he thinks, is over the line.
At Racialicious, of course, the focus is even more on the racial undertones, with one commentator finding the film uneven and problematic and another writer examines the racist portrayal of black Africans in the movie.
R.M. Guera of Scalped (the best comic you may not be reading) worked on a comic book from the film, and the results can be seen here.
Splash Page’s Twitter report shows several comics professionals have Tarantino on the brain, too. Glad it’s not just me.
1979SemiFinalist looks at Whiteout‘s promo materials and gender issues. Verdict? Looks pretty, who knows if it’ll be any good.
Finally, Scott Pilgrim
Splash Page has some video from the Scott Pilgrim set. You know you wanna see it…