Perhaps we're witnessing a new dawn for politically engaged sci-fi and horror, with Blomkamp as a latter-day George Romero. Either way, this is a stunningly impressive debut.
Is there anyone in the RT community who thinks that this movie is full of holes the size of Texas? For starters, the initial contact, and this is a big one since this is the very first contact humans has ever had, why was that not shown? Is it because the filmmaker can't pull it off? What about the ship? That thing was levitating for so many years yet humans were absolutely not interested. District 9 is a summer movie at best. A mediocrity at most. Why are the "Prawns" who are capable of interstellar travel maybe even intergalactic travel winds up on earth and becomes totally incompetent? The exo machine was great but that was just 5 lousy minutes of the entire movie. RT wise up.
Sep 11 - 09:33 AM
Did you cut and paste you stupid opinion on every page??? This movie is a bit too much for your little mind to handle, back to cartoons my little buddy.
Dec 15 - 03:44 AM
Of course in real life the US would have an air force base under it in 3 days let alone 20 years. Poetic license to keep it an RSA movie.
And the Prawns were explained as some type of workers, not techies.
Your valid points don't take away from a great movie.
May 20 - 09:38 AM
@vegasbabyYour opinion sucks, and entirely misses the point of the movie. Read Roger Ebert's review, maybe then you can get some perspective. From Ebert: "Who are these aliens? Where did they come from? How did their ship apparently run out of power (except what%u2019s necessary to levitate its massive tonnage?). No one asks: They%u2019re here, we don%u2019t like them, get them out of town." Get it? It's a parallel about racism and apartheid in South Africa. And as I recall the prawns aboard the ship were low level workers -- you know, much like yourself.
Dec 2 - 06:04 AM