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Movie Review: District 9 (August, 2009)

Producer: Peter Jackson Director: Neill Blomkamp Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp, order Terri Tatchell Actors Sharlto Copley as Wikus Van de Merwe If there is anything that District 9 isn’t, is that of a typical alien invasion film. I’ve heard several misconceptions about what the film is supposed to be like, and they’re not completely accurate. People going into see it may believe that the movie is about a group of aliens who want to live on earth, who want to invade earth, and may be full of computer effects and action, but in reality, it is not. What District 9 is, is a well, thought out film that is essentially a social commentary and definitely not a film for everyone. It is rather slow paced, and the way that it is filmed (documentary style) can be a turn off for a few. I’ve even read by a few movie goers that they believed the movie plot is weak. Though the surrounding story may not be that strong, I feel that the core of the story and the message that it tries to convey is quite good. We are first introduced to Wikus, a MNU (basically the alien unit) worker who was […]