DISTRICT 9 (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

District 9—fresh, innovative, unusual script—is moved along with a series of news interviews that are so realistic the viewer is led to believe they are watching actual news casts. Although the concept is great, there are unexplainable holes in the storyline. Why does it take an advanced intelligence more than twenty years to find a special liquid fuel for their spaceship? How can such advanced intelligence be reduced to such a low state within the bounds of a primitive culture? Sharlto Copley does a great job while working within this very different story presentation. The inventive and original presentation of storyline keeps one glued to the screen from beginning to end. Definitely a ‘worth it’ movie.

Storyline

Aliens land in Africa. African government confines the aliens to a government compound. As tension grows between the African citizens and the compound, the government decides to relocate the aliens.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Neill Blomkamp for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Bill Block, Ken Kamins, and Mark Brooke for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Wikus Van De Merwe (Sharlto Copley), Grey Bradnam/UKNR Chief Correspondent/Christopher Johnson (Jason Cope), Sarah Livingstone (Nathalie Boltt), Dr. Katrina McKenzie (Sylvaine Strike), Interviewee (Elizabeth Mkandawie), Les Feldman (John Sumner), Dirk Michaels (William Allen Young), Interviewer (Greg Melvill-Smith), and Francois Moraneu (Nick Blake).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s unusual, but not boring.

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