One of the Best Alien Films
District 9 puts racism to the extreme, giving details of the grim lives of aliens living on earth. At first, I believed that the movie wouldn't live up to its hype and it would fall, without grace, right onto the ground. I'm happy to say that I was wrong: District 9 put up a wonderfully showing of both story and characters, making the film one of the best science fiction films I've seen in a long time.
District 9 follows the events around a MNU agent, who is in charge to taking the aliens out of district 9, and putting them into district 10, so the aliens and humans can live a more peaceful life. The story begins slowly, explaining how the aliens got to earth and how they started to live on the surface with the humans. Although the information makes the story a little easier to follow, the way the presented the information caused the story to movie slower at the beginning. Luckily, the rest of the movie is worth the wait and the events that unfold later on make the movie not only exciting, but almost tear jerking.
Many of the humans in the movie are played well, but their characters are real jerks. This made me feel more emotional for the aliens in the film, who seemed a little more civilized than any of the humans did. Somehow, I feel that this will cause the humans to fall harshly in the sequel, if they make one, that is.
The special effects in the film, along with the ship and alien design, are great. I loved the fact that the aliens weren't green, big headed creatures that we normally see in alien films. This made the movie better for me in the fact that the writers and directors weren't just following a trend, they were creating a different race of aliens entirely.
With great work in almost every department of District 9, the movie is great. Except for the slow ending, everything fit together nicely. Even for people that don't normally like science fiction, District 9 is a great film.