Monday, 21 September 2009

Non-Humans

I'm easily confused and this poster didn't help. I hadn't seen the news today and thought I'd missed something! But as it was on the door of Cineworld I soon worked out it was to do with a film. Just call me Detective Marley! Anyway, here is what District 9 is all about -

"In 1990, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends." Taken from IMDb.

Anyone seen the film? Want to leave a review?

7 comments:

Kate said...

I haven't seen (nor heard of) the film, but I have visited District 6 in South Africa. A memorable site and dastardly action by the then-SA government.

Boise Diva said...

Pretty tricky.

Ming the Merciless said...

When the promotional campaign first came out before the movie's release in NYC, I saw multiple graffiti symbols resembling this image. Initially, I thought they were some sort of gang markings.

I only realized later that it was a guerrilla ad campaign for the movie. :-)

Ken Mac said...

i hear this movie is great...

Bergson said...

i can enter

Hilda said...

We watched it and loved it! Very gritty though, and heavy on the social commentary. Definitely not for kids. The special effects (the aliens) is so great you forget they're special effects and begin treating the aliens as just other actors.

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