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District 9(DVD)

Director Neill Blomkamp teams with producer Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS) for this tale of extraterrestrial refugees stuck in contemporary South A...

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Excellent

ProOriginal and sassy Sci-Fi

ConsSLow start

Just as Slumdog Millionaire showed India in its true light as well as the postcard image to great effect, District 9 does the same for the new South Africa, similar themes of crime, caste prejudice, racism, slum diseases and religion at the heart of this extremely original Sci-Fi. District 9...

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Excellent

Provisual effects, story telling, characters

Consnone

District 9 – Blu-Ray Feature Twenty years ago a massive spacecraft came to Earth; it bypassed cities like New York and eventually came to a hover of Johannesburg in South Africa. The spaceship stayed there completely inert for a while until humans managed to enter the ship; inside they discovered...

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Super

ProGreat CGI's, Inventive Story Telling and Excellent...

ConsA Bit Gory

District 9 is a new movie showing at the cinemas which was written and directed by Neill Blomkamp who is known mostly for making music videos. He was chosen to direct the film Halo but because of a studio row the film came to a halt and Blomkamp skulked of and fell into a deep depression. Peter...

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Excellent

“ET's flown home”

published 06/09/2009

ProA cracking film, with action and drama in spades, ...

ConsStraddles genres more than is recommended?

What do you get if you mix: Minority Report, Blood Diamond, ET, Cloverfield and some journalistic criticism of globalisation and the media? Apparently a fantastic movie! Having read a slew of generally positive reviews for new film District 9, I took a trip to my local cinema this afternoon to...

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Excellent

“Prawn Cocktail Anyone?”

published 10/09/2009

ProWell Made, Engrossing, Leaves You Thinking and Enj...

ConsNone for Me

Mention the words “Sci-Fi, Aliens and Peter Jackson” about a new film and you have a pretty good recipe to get my bum down to my local Odeon in my favourite spot watching within hours, so District 9 was a must for the weekends cinema going activities. Did it live up to the hype? General Details...

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“Wasting time with District 9”

published 27/10/2009

ProGood action sequences, interesting moral ideas.

ConsTerrible (and I mean terrible) acting, disjointed.

When an alien race finds itself marooned on earth they are fortunate that a caring humanity give them refuge and their own land in South Africa known as District 9. Years on however, these prawn-like creatures are seen as a resource eating nuisance and live in slum conditions. The subject of...

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Super

ProVisually arresting and a very interesting insight ...

ConsSlow to start; requires constant concentration

District 9 is a very realistic and well presented film about aliens, presented in a semi-documentary form, and set in and around Johannesburg with little known actors to those used to the familiar faces of the British and American film scene. However, it's not just an alien film, it's a portrayal...

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Super

“You are not welcome here”

published 11/10/2009

ProIntriguing and exciting story

ConsA little ridiculous

In 1990 a giant spaceship landed over the city of Johannesburg and millions of aliens, nicknamed 'prawns', were brought down to earth and confined to District 9, a refugee style camp in the city centre. But twenty years later the humans have had enough of the prawns who continue to break rules...

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Excellent

ProGreat direction, acting, plot and dialogue, intell...

ConsNone

I ignored District 9 upon its release fearing a saccarine film with a twee "cant we all just get along" message, or worse still, yet another film offering up an allegory for the Holocaust as seen in Hollywood's recent Terminator 4 and the War of The Worlds films, but upon finally capitulating and...

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Excellent

“Alien apartheid allegory”

published 12/04/2010

ProEntertaining for all the right reasons - funny, cl...

ConsVenter's pantomime villain and an out of place pro...

Plot: District 9 is the name given to a government compound used to house well over a million aliens that arrived on Earth 1982. These alien refugees were discovered in a hovering stranded spacecraft that was left hovering over Johannesburg, South Africa. By 2010 this heavily policed compound has...

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Excellent

ProStrong story, excellent acting, outstanding cgi.

ConsWill it woo non sci-fi fans? I don't think so.

How I have longed for some serious sci-fi, instead of worthy Will Smith saving the world, bloody Star Trek, or Hollywood making up for lack of plot and characters with zillion dollar SFX that swamp anything else a movie might have had to offer. So here it was. The Great White Hope of sci-fi, and...

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Excellent

ProOutstanding performances, great story, awesome act...

ConsBit cliched in areas, Parts unexplained such as be...

A lot of films come out every year and 2009 has really produced some amazing films, District 9 is the best so far. District 9 is a Sci-Fi film directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sharlto Copey, Jason Cope and Robert Hoggs. The film begins 28 years in the past where a strange UFO type ship has...

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Super

“District 9”

published 03/02/2010

ProGood special effects

Consmore a psychological movie

District 9 General information Running: 112 minutes Category: thriller/science fiction Year: 2009 Director: Neil Blomkamp Language: Engels Country: United States Actors : Sharlto Copley as Wikus van Merwe Jason Cope as Grey Bradnam Eugene Khumbanyiwa as Obesandjo David James as Colonel Koobus...

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Excellent

Proacting

Conssubs

To fully appreciate this film I think you need to understand a few of the interesting facts surrounding it. First off, the star of the film, Sharlto Copley, is not an actor, or at least was not until he got the role in ‘Alive in Joburg’, a short film that became the basis of this film. He...

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Excellent

“Film of the year!”

published 29/09/2009

ProCopey was amazing

ConsA little strange for some people

I've watched this twice now and would happily go and watch it again without any persuasion. It really is one of the best films that I have seen in quite a while and it totally lived up to all of the hype it was given. An Alien ship has landed over South Africa and the humans have decided to break...

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Director Neill Blomkamp teams with producer Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS) for this tale of extraterrestrial refugees stuck in contemporary South Africa. It's been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home in District 9 as politicians and world leaders debated how to handle the situation. As the humans begin to grow wary of the unwelcome intruders, a private company called Multi-National United (MNU) is assigned the task of controlling the aliens. But MNU is less interested in the aliens' welfare than attempting to understand how their weaponry works. Should they manage to make that breakthrough, they will receive tremendous profits to fund their research. Unfortunately, the highly advanced weaponry requires alien DNA in order to be activated. When MNU field operative Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is exposed to biotechnology that causes his DNA to mutate, the tensions between the aliens and the humans intensifies. Wikus is the key to unlocking the alien's technology, and he quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet. Ostracized and isolated, Wikus retreats to District 9 in a desperate bid to shake his dogged pursuers.

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