District 9 is such a solid film! Even with a low budget, they managed to pull off such a masterpiece! Just shows you that story will always weigh more than effects. This is the kind of sci fi movie I love to watch. It has creatures, tech and amazing cgi but all the while having a great story with a social commentary. Good sci fi always has something to say about society and humanity. And with that i give it a strong 5!
I thought this movie was a very interesting commentary on apartheid presented in an innovative way. I was disappointed that they chose to market it as an alien action thriller because it initially turned me off from wanting to see the movie until I learned more of what it was about -- and I mostly learned it from people who went to see it expecting explosions who were disappointed.
It's an interesting look at racism and the way we treat other people. The movie tells the story of the treatment of aliens once they land.. The film takes a total 180degree spin at a certain point and tells a different story from another point of view. It's definitely a movie that will leave you thinking.
I saw this movie with close friends when it first came out. Tagged along with my friends trying to be open minded to the genre. Personally for me it wasn't memorable just not my kind type of films I'm drawn to. Not saying it's bad but if you love the sci-fi type plots with action give it chance hopefully you will enjoy it.
I was dragged along to see this movie with an ex-boyfriend of mine.... he really wanted to see it and I was just not interested. Turned out that I loved the movie and he fell asleep half way through claiming that it was boring.
My husband heard that it was a good movie and bought it without renting it. We've seen it one time. I thought it was a horrible movie. I didn't like it at all. To this day I can't even tell you too much of what it was about because it wasn't memorable at all. I didn't at all care for it.
On the surface this movie does not seem like much. But the message and raw emotion you feel is mind blowing. It reminds you of the real world issues that surround us and many other nations in this world.
I really enjoyed this movie. It was different for the time. It's very sci-fi so if you're not into science fiction then you should not see this movie. However, it's a great movie with a social message.