District 9
Release date: 30-12-2009
So, you think that if you’ve seen one alien flick you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! District 9 opens with a scene from the 1980s when a giant spacecraft hovers in the sky above Johannesburg. On board were a number of starving and disorientated creatures who were rescued and placed in a temporary refugee camp called ‘District 9’. Over the next twenty years, the settlement becomes a slum: the aliens live in confinement and squalor until the Multi-National United, a private military corporation, is contracted to evict the population (against their will as you might imagine). Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is placed in charge of the operation and goes about acting on his orders until he’s exposed to a strange alien chemical which forces him to rely on two aliens who befriend him out of necessity. District 9 is much more than sci-fi fodder. Yes, it has its mandatory ugly creatures but it also questions what we would do to aliens if they came to Earth rather than focusing solely on what they’d do to us. District 9 is a must see for all sci-fi buffs.
Rating Duration Genre
MA15+ 108 minutes Science Fiction
  Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Mandla Gaduka, William Allen Young
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