I was going to be all nice and eloquent about this, but why? The guy who wrote this is obviously some kind of an asshole or has a serious chip on his shoulder. How can you be so pretentious? I mean seriously it’s almost as if this was a satirical piece, sort of a reply to the recent furor around Lone Ranger execs, director and actors complaining critics ruined their movie.
Blomkamp puts it perfectly - this is him doing “big-scale cinema and archetypal storytelling”, not indie, low cost DIY fimmaking. He showed he can do that brilliantly, now he’s flexing his muscles on a different level and seems to be doing just fine - hurray. He’s a success story this prick should get psyched about not moan he’s not making the next indie-hit.
Those are the two major things wrong with this “review” - people move on to other, hopefully bigger projects or at least different ones - and everybody likes different kind of films. Personally, I watch indie-movies, local shot on DSLR stuff and huge blockbusters all in one week and enjoy them all for various reasons. And they can all co-exist.
Finally - give me a break with your Bechdel test. As mentioned before this is the new ‘thing’ to fail a movie on JUST like media violence was in the past. There are some great films (and TV!) out there with brilliant female characters and violence depictions have been around since we painted shit on cave walls - which is where this troll belongs.