District 9 (2009) Mini-Review

While a mysterious alien spacecraft is stranded above Johannesburg for two decades, its seemingly clueless inhabitants form a slum beneath it. As tensions mount in the human population of the city, an eviction plan is set in motion. As the government agent, Wikus Van De Merwe, enters District 9 to inform the alien inhabitants of the eviction plans, odd things happen.

District 9 is a very original film. It combines really well done CGI effects with a hand-held documentary style, superb sci-fi designs and unknown actors that deliver top performances. The result is quite good, and will work well both the big and the small screen. I’m already looking forward to the sequel.

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