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District 9

144 Ratings: 3.7
A 2009 science fiction / action film directed by Neill Blomkamp.

      A provocative science fiction drama,District 9 boasts an original story that gets a little lost in blow-'em-up mayhem. Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, District 9 begins as a mock documentary about the … see full wiki

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: August 14, 2009
MPAA Rating: R
40 reviews about District 9
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
The alternate future plotline and the feasibility of the world's actions as displayed make the movie both intriguing and highly believable. Visually appealing and realistic depictions of aliens and their technology as well as human reactions to aliens. Very thought provoking, very unlike any trailers released for it.
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
I was expecting it to much less interesting than I found it. The picture especially reminded me of independence day and there are so many times you can play that story. But this movie did a good job of representing the realities that we sometimes face in society while as entertaining us.
review by . May 22, 2010
Pros: Somewhat plausible, well acted.      Cons: Disconnected at times.     The Bottom Line: With District 9 I did experience that same disconnectedness and that’s the point the movie is supposed to leave the audience winded, shaken and thinking about our supposed humanity.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. District 9 (2009)    Directed by: Neill Blomkamp, Peter Robert …
review by . December 24, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
A mysterious alien ship appears above Johannesburg, South Africa. The aliens aboard are weak and dying, and are eventually moved to a shabby refugee camp where they are feared and misunderstood by the locals, and taken advantage of by ganglords. Meanwhile their technology is being studied by a multinational corporation that hopes to take advantage of their advanced weaponry. When the timid bureaucrat Wikus is charged with leading an operation to transplant the "prawns" (as they are called by the …
review by . August 22, 2009
My first confession is that I fell asleep about an hour into this movie. Yes, despite the booming theater sounds of alien guns that were apparently detonating the heads and bodies of humans, I fell asleep. I woke up just in time to see the climatic final battle where additional limbs and heads were severed or incinerated by said weapons. It also gave me a chance to get an idea of what I missed and where the movie was going. District 9 must have been a good movie.   …
review by . March 13, 2010
Movies about aliens on earth have been popular going back to the black & white days, so it is really hard to come up with something new and original. There have been several that were noteworthy. Maybe the first was the original War of the Worlds, followed by The Day the Earth Stood Still, in which we encounter the god-like aliens who come not to destroy, enslave or uplift mankind, but to discipline us. Spielberg released the next two milestones. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was probably the …
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tries to combine too many social & political issues & ends up aiming too high. Also, quite derivative films like "The Fly" & "Enemy Mine".
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2010
I saw District 9 a while back and I had liked it, but I think more could have been made with the ending. I would still recommend seeing it.
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
totally not a sci fi person, but this wound up better than I thought it would when it started.
Quick Tip by . January 18, 2010
It's a case of humans are 'alienised' while aliens becoming more human-like! I like the movie more than I can to admit :-)
review by . December 28, 2009
Pros: Good storyline, realistic execution, a nice change     Cons: A few weird holes, you may find the main character difficult to like     The Bottom Line: HAH! For once America isn't the bad guy screwing everything up! Fantastic, I'm down with this.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. When I first saw the trailer for this, I thought it was going to be a weird funny parody-like movie.  I think …
review by . December 22, 2009
 The start of this film really presented somewhat of a unique challenge for first time feature film director, Neill Blomkamp as it adopted a realistic documentary story telling style for the majority of this bizarre Sci-Fi picture. This was a unique style and for the entire time that was maintained I found myself being utterly enthralled by the whole ordeal. Something went wrong however, and in the last 45 minutes or so, Blomkamp abandoned that cinematographic method for a generic action sequence …
review by . August 20, 2009
For starters, I'm reviewing a movie I've not seen.  However, my "encounter" with the trailer left me with this brief, yet interesting take...  Let's see, where to begin...      So, this is another quick run-off movie about aliens who've crashed to Earth.  Through some intervention, a town...dubbed District 9...has been cordoned off and alloted for these aliens.  The aliens look like shrimp transformers..hence my headline.      …
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2009
Some really interesting thoughts provoked at the start — but devolves into a bit of a mess by the end
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
District 9 is an all around solid movie grounded in good acting & storytelling. Different from any Alien movie out there to date. See it!
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