District 9

District 9

DVD - 2009
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Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens' only hope for freedom.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 23, 2017

This has to be one of the best science fiction movies I’ve ever watched. Amazingly executed. In South Africa, Johannesburg, a large alien mothership appears and is kept there by humans. Wikus van der Merwe, who was in charge of a munitions corporation’s operation, is infected with the alien’s biotechnology and begins to slowly transition into an alien. The plot of this movie was incredible and really captivated me, although it may be due to my liking of the sci-fi genre. Wikus must find a way to return to normal, and it turns out the only one who can help him is not human, it’s an alien.
Rating: 4.5/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Aug 28, 2016

This must rate up there close to first place in the category of worst movies I've ever seen. RATIONALLADY April 16' 2015 was smarter than me. but all those 4+ & 5 stars were misleading Or at least to me they were.

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VladTheGreen
Aug 22, 2016

Great story and social comment, great sci-fi.
One of the things that got my attention is that the cgi (computer generated effects) is so well done that they do not seem cgi, you do not notice it.
The story is well conducted and it's entertaining,

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StopHarperNow
Apr 21, 2016

This is a terrific movie. It has plenty of hilarious scenes but explores a serious subject by using aliens to make the point - The treatment of others and the universal law of justice. I give District 9 five stars.

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rationallady
Apr 16, 2015

I wanted to stay with it but after 20 minutes I was done.

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natdonyoung
Oct 01, 2014

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7duffy Jul 23, 2014

Amazing movie on many levels. I find it laugh out loud funny, but you can actually extrapolate and apply the situations and reactions to real world events. How many movies can do both of those things ? I'm not a big Sci-Fi fan, but it even works on that level. Elements of The Fly, Robo Cop, Alien Nation and the X Files are evident throughout the movie.

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Vrouk
Jun 01, 2014

One of the best sci-fi movies in the last decade. I loved how the CG was organic and fit into the story instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. It felt real. I really loved how the movie continually ramped up in intensity to the point where a pig is ammo. I can understand if it's not for everyone, but if you're sick of cartoony CG and lame cliched plots, then watch this movie. Great script, great direction, great acting, and perfect CG effects... What more do you want?

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geomillar
Apr 06, 2014

Don't listen to the critics. They scorned the whole concept and project, but I thought it was a wonderful movie.

kevfarley Feb 27, 2013

By now its hard to imagine someone doing anything unique and original where aliens are concerned. But I found this understated gem to be unexpectedly well worth watching !!

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

MariePat Jan 23, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

MariePat Jan 23, 2011

Violence: Violent shoot outs, dismembered bodies, torture

MariePat Jan 23, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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DurantOliver
Jun 13, 2010

Coarse Language: LOTS of F-words

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DurantOliver
Jun 13, 2010

Violence: Bloody All Around , and the aliens are kinda weird to look at as well

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DurantOliver
Jun 13, 2010

Sexual Content: one scene in this movie has the main character humping an alien

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

MariePat Jan 23, 2011

MariePat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

iwasthewalrus thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 04, 2012

"This isn't legal!"

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Janice21383
Oct 13, 2011

"D'you hear that POPPING sound?"
"F'king prawns!"

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Automated MNU Instructional Voice: [in MNU Humvee] When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

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