Rated R, 1 hr 51 mins
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood
First off, I feel asleep during this flashback-flashback! Not sure why since the majority loved this cracker jack of a flick. District 9 cost over 30 million to make and was filmed in Chiawelo, Soweto. Amazingly I have no clue where Chiawelo is....and why D9 made over $210,819,205. Ok, I looked it up, Chiawelo is in South Africa which is why an alien ship hovers over Johannesburg. The ship is invested with sickening, ugly creatures called "Prawns". As you can expect, the government relocates the prawns from the ship to the city and all hell breaks loose, for 28 years! Inter-alien relations, alien STDs, cat food buffets, and slobbering liquid flowing from the alien's 'beards' ???? Why did critics like this again?
I believe it's due to the originality of a plot that's been around for ages. Aliens coming to earth to create havoc. District 9 doesn't have that "robot" feel to it which allows for a gripping feel to it...a sense of urgency. I hit the rewind button after waking up...and I was back into full force. District 9 delivers a trashy, somewhat funny, and mind blowing visual effects to receive a thumbs up for a decent rental. Redbox still has it in the kiosk as we speak...or type! Grab it there or at your local video store...