Tuesday, July 13, 2010

District 9

Starring Sharlto Copley
Directed by Neil Blomkamp
Release Date: August 14, 2009

Absolutely brilliant, one of the best films this year. A science fiction film that has amazing special effects sequences and a great story with real world issues tied into it. 20 Years ago, a giant space ship appeared over Johannesberg, South Africa and the world was on the edge of its' collective seats. The Questions abound: Where did they come from? Why Johannesberg? Do they come in peace or as an act of war? Soon enough, first contact is made and it turns out our alien visitors are dying and in need of medical assiantance and food. Eventually, a shantytown is established below the hovering starship known as DISTRICT 9; after so many years, the people of Johannesberg have had enough of the "Prawns" and have decided to have the MNU (Multi Nations United) evict the population of District 9 and move them out of the city. This is a very gripping film that puts you into a world where the creppy looking aliens aren't the villians but the governmental leaders looking to take control of their alien technology by any means necessary.

Rating: ***** of 5

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