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Not Your Typical Sci-Fi Movie
on November 26, 2010
If you are a die-hard science fiction fan who loves the back story, history and technical details of a movie... then you may not like District 9. During the movie you do have strong feelings about the characters and the overall message of the movie. How can you not? Any movie that can make you feel indifference for the aliens and then sympathy 45 min later must be doing something right. However, as a sci-fi fan you can't help but notice the glaring plot holes, inconsistencies and overall confusion of this alien drama. Why do aliens with superior strength, and weaponary not use it for their own gains and continue to live in a shanty? Just because the ship hovers over Johannesburg, why would the shanty town be there? Wouldn't a more remote location have been better from the start? The aliens have learned english and we learned their language in just a few years? These are just a few questions that you tend to ignore during the movie but keep mulling over after.
In the end, I liked the movie for what it was meant to be but was more annoyed by what it wasn't.