District 9

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On Wednesday I made the most of ‘Orange Wednesdays’ (why would any student go to the cinema on a different night?) and went to see District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp. I had seen the trailer and fully expected to see something similar to Independence Day. Other than an enormous mothership and cleverly CGI’d aliens I did not see a film anything like Independence day.

It was shot almost entirely in documentary format based around the life of Wikus Van De Merwe who is an agent working on District 9, the area where the humans have been keeping and regulating the aliens that landed on earth thirty years previous to the start of the film. The documentary format makes for a film that really does feel original. Clever storylines mean your emotions towards the aliens and the humans during the film are swapping allegiance all the time and an excellent final scene leaves you in no doubt who the good guys are.

Here is a trailer for the film

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One Response to “District 9”

  1. “Clever storylines mean your emotions towards the aliens and the humans during the film are swapping allegiance all the time and an excellent final scene leaves you in no doubt who the good guys are”
    The message from the movie is very well articulated in these words.

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