District 9: A Must-See Science-Fiction Classic!

District 9 is another must-see top-rated science-fiction film this summer. Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Critics at RT loves this movie and I think their reviews are really reasonable and agreeable. They say that it has all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic and it’s technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic.

This film was released last August 14, 2009 world wide! I haven’t seen it yet but I’ll definitely watch this one. As what I have seen in the trailer, it’s like a documentary film. But they say, it’s no really a full documentary film. The movie’s environment is quite realistic, and the aliens are oh-so-real! This movie is also based on the old film entitled Alive in Joburg.

Here’s the awesome District 9 poster [via Fiint.com]

Below are some interesting plots/synopsis about the movie, if you haven’t seen it yet. And oh, Silkenhut posted more details about the District 9 Movie.

Here’s a synopsis from Wikipedia: The movie takes places 20 years after the aliens’ first arrival. Patience over the alien situation ran out and control over them was contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens’ welfare. MNU stands to receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens’ advanced weaponry work. MNU, thus far, has failed in making the alien weaponry work because activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA.

Here’s a plot from Film School Rejects: Over twenty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them.

Here are some interesting reviews from Rotten Tomatoes:
District 9 is a bold, imaginative sci-fi entry, but let’s not get carried away with the hype. – Christian Toto

This ham-fisted Apartheid allegory involving beleaguered insectoid space aliens herded into the eponymous South African ghetto wins several points because it craftily hybridizes much that was cool about ’80s sci-fi. – Gregory Weinkauf

Believe the hype. As a sci-fi thrill ride, and a provocative commentary on xenophobia, District 9 is definitely all that it’s cracked up to be. – Kit Bowen

In this summer of gargantuan mediocrities, a modestly budgeted project with an actual idea in its head, and the wiles to manifest it onscreen, exploding heads and all — that’s something. – Michael Phillips

Its rating in RT as of writing this post is 88%. This score is relatively high if we compare it to the average score of all films rated in RT. Most of the critics really recommend this film. So, if you’ve already seen Disctrict 9, what can you say about it?


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  1. This movie is undeniably one of the best films this 2009 that we must watch!

    I agree with what the critics said. It’s really a must-see movie this year! District 9 is really amazing!

    Comment by izbadad — August 15, 2009 #

  2. You can watch this for free online at theres a lot of sites that have you fill out a survey like this one does but this is the only one out there that I’ve seen that actually offers anything.

    Comment by ckleason — August 17, 2009 #

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