Mmmm. I didn't like this movie. The blood, the senseless gore. The flashes back and forth from mock-documentary to story.
Don't get me wrong, I had to see it. I mean, science fiction, Peter Jackson, but I was not entertained.
I truly believe entertainment was not the goal of DISTRICT 9. I think the movie made some huge political statements, produced some sketches about the dark side of humanity, and made a small attempt at speculative special effects, but I did not find it entertaining.
I found nothing likeable about the main character: Wikus Van De Merwe. He was nervous and made bad decisions. He possesed no sense of humor, no heroism.
I found nothing likeable about the aliens, with their tentacles hanging and their tongues clicking. I am not sure I believed the special effects that made them.
I found no closure. Without giving the end away, I will ask, did it open for a sequel or just make a statement?
Maybe I am alone here, but I go to the movies to be inspired. I go to the movies to find joy and find hope for the good of mankind, which even sad movies stir inside us.
Aside from hints to the way that society treats each other. Sectioning of the unwanted in slums and impossiblity of climbing out of that way of life, why spend money on DISTRICT 9? I would have rather watched a documentary on inner city life and third world poverty. For then I may have been educated, or provoked to think about ways to help my fellow man.
Did you see it? What is your take on DISTRICT 9.