100 Word Review – District 9 (2009)

To me, this is the perfect movie. Socio-political commentary? Check. Set in an alternate universe? Check. Aliens? Documentary-style camera work? Check. Familial ties broken by an unforeseeable disaster? Check. Endearing hero? Check. Romantic love? Check. Action movie style special effects? Check. It even has exploding cows. Seriously, what more could you ask for in Sci Fi film?

Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 years after an alien spaceship appeared over the city, its inhabitants, “Prawns”, are now considered refugees and are living in slums segregated from the rest of the city. This, Neill Blomkamp’s phenomenal first feature, is an absolute must-see.

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