I saw District 9 today at a matinee and it was very cool! A combination of news/documentary footage that eventually devolves into a story of MNU agents trying to relocate a reservation of aliens which the government won't let leave earth. I prefer the documentary footage stuff but I suppose they couldn't get into all the effects/story with the handheld and breaking news type footage. The plot did not go exactly the way I expected after seeing the original short Alive in Joburg on You Tube so I was both surprised and impressed. Certain persons won't like it of course because it's rather obvious the MNU weapons makers, government & corporations are the real evil dirt bags in this movie (kinda like art imitating life). Anyone who has compassion for immigrants will likely feel something watching the movie.
Other than the more than realistic premise (in my eyes) there is also tons of action like people and aliens being vaporized with weaponry. Some awesome cybernetic technology as I envision futuristic technology to be moving (albeit more slowly in real life than in the movies). The only part I thought should have been done differently was when the main human character gets sprayed with a canister that has two functions. I won't say more than that but I thought that bit needed a rewrite. It would have only taken a minute to fix in the movie but I'm always thinking how I would do something differently whenever I read a book or watch a movie or listen to a CD. Anyway, I give it 5 of 5 swords!
I will be seeing it again and definitely buying the DVD when it's out.
Did you see it and what did you think? I wanted to see it last night at 12:01am but I got wrapped up in something and then checked the theater listing site too late without enough time to get 3 towns over.