Name: District 9
Running Time (minutes): 112
Description: In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarised 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.
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James and Jason Cope
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Turned it off, way too fast-paced and character-packed. A great premise, no doubt, but just not handled well. The entire thing felt so… crowded, so massively populated by sounds and dialogue that it became overwhelming.