To think that this film was vying for the Best Picture award last year along with Avataar and didn't get a word in. What a tragedy - but appropriate that Avataar didn't get it eventually either, which would have been a greater tragedy. A far superior movie is District 9, a story of the rehabilitation of aliens in Jo'burg that goes totally wrong, but at another level, goes totally as per the usual human plan. Neill Blomkamp's first feature that's strong in its depth and accompanied by brilliant acting by Sharlto Copley & the various prawns. Backed up by fine action, effects and cinematography - and avoiding cheesy love stories & moralising of any kind - especially the nauseating "green" variety. Look forward to many more films from the duo.
Rating : * * * +