Excerpt: In honor of "Elysium" opening this August, I am going to take a look back at a previous sci-fi/action film that was shepherded back in 2009 by none other than rising star Neill Blomkamp. That film is "District 9".
Excerpt: District 9 isn't your typical science fiction movie. It may not appeal to lovers of the Terminator series, or anything similar. But, it has got to be one of my favourite science fiction movies of all time, if not one of my favourite movies in general.
Excerpt: District 9 is 2009s surprise hit of the year. Wikus Van de Merwe is the newly appointed head of an operation to evict more than one million alilens, nicknamed prawns, from the District 9 slum just outside of Johannesburg.
Excerpt: I missed this in theaters and I really wanted to see it. So when I saw that Netflix was finally sending me it I couldn't wait. I love the plot. The idea that aliens come to Earth and we're the protagonists and they're the oppressed.
Excerpt: Residents of Johannesburg, South Africa, wake up one morning to find a giant spaceship hovering over their city. Its helpless occupants - derogatorily nicknamed "prawns" - are removed from the ship and segregated into a ghetto labelled District 9.
Excerpt: A rather interesting movie. A little silly in the beginning but enough action throughout. The beginning makes it seem like the movie is gonna be a let-down. I thought it was gonna be another dumb alien movie. However, I got into the movie quick.
District 9 Proves Science Fiction Has More to Give
26 December 2009
Excerpt: District 9 demonstrates better than a lot of other movies that it's talent and creativity, not money and big explosions, that make a great movie. Debuting Director Neill Blomkamp, backed by Peter Jackson as Producer, takes $30 million and a small time actor and makes a science fiction movie better...
Excerpt: I did a blind buy for this movie and glad I did. I just got done watching and I want to watch again. It starts kind of slow but keeps getting better and better. At one point I proclaimed out loud "this F'N awesome!!!" I didnt want it to end.
Excerpt: I've always been fascinated by science fiction, and when I saw the previews for D9, I was immediately captivated by the potential - for I couldn't recall any movies that had tackled the subject matter. So the expectations were high when I went to the theaters, and they were met.
Excerpt: We’ve all seen sci-fi films and stories where aliens come to Earth and lay down their dominance through superior technology and intellect. But in the case of “District 9,” we have something else entirely.