Tuesday, August 18, 2009

District 9

The movie starts off 28 years in the past as a documentary style series of interviews explaining the stranding and later quarantine of an extra-terrestrial work force in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The movie then flash forwards to present day where the main character Wikus (Sharlto Copely) is put in charge of moving the burgeoning alien population now 1.8 million to District 10. In the process he accidentally activates an alien device, which infects him and causes his body to mutate. This mutation allows him to operate the alien weaponry. Before his company MNU is able to extract his DNA, Wikus escapes to the only place he can, District 9.

There he befriends an Alien by the name of Chris Johnson. Johnson and Wikus make a deal. Wikus will help Johnson break into the MNU to steal the fuel needed to power the stranded alien spaceship so Johnson and his people can return home. In return Johnson promises to fix Wikus’ DNA so that he can become human again.

For what happens next, just go and see the movie. Don’t worry about wasting your money because District 9 was number 1 at the Box Office according to the New York Times and was produced by Peter Jackson.


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