Excerpt: Aliens have finally arrived on Earth but instead of the advanced human-like beings we’ve always expected them to be, they’re prawn-like creatures that are in dire need for help as it seems they’re entire leadership has died and they’re close to starvation.
Excerpt: I suppose I’m a fan of alien movies, mainly in the sense that we don’t really know if they exist or not. Take seeing a film like “District 9” and then as part of your double feature seeing “Steel Magnolias”. Right. The two just don’t seem to be comparable on the same level, do they?
Excerpt: There's so much that's good about District 9 -- so much thought, so much technical virtuosity, so much energy and pitch-black humor and narrative meat and visual detail and giddy-making sci-fi adventure -- that my first inclination is to suggest that you stop reading about it and just see the damn...
Excerpt: Science fiction has been covered from every conceivable angle that you can possibly think of, particularly over the last couple of decades. So it’s refreshing to know that there are still some relatively original and thought-provoking ideas left in a system that is currently remaking and...
Excerpt: One of the most oft-discussed big budget fallouts in Hollywood – Microsoft’s canning of Peter Jackson ’s supposedly lavishly overdone "Halo" project – was one of the greatest things to happen in modern movie history.
Conclusion: 'District 9' had me curious with its trailer, but nothing could have prepared me for the trip that the film is, a fantastic blend of intelligence and action. The replay value is infinite, as I found it to grow better with each and every viewing.
Summary: At first I was a little disappointed in District 9 . I expected Alien Nation , or something along those lines. The docu-style shooting took me a bit by surprise, and so I was heading, or so I thought, to disappointment.
Excerpt: 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.