District 9 (2009), Dir. Neill Blomkamp

Wikus (Sharlto Copley) squares up to 'prawn Christopher Johnson (Jason Cope).

Wikus (Sharlto Copley) squares up to 'prawn' Christopher Johnson (Jason Cope).

Rating: 6/10

If  it weren’t  for the fact that this film was set in South Africa, I may not gone to see this film not being particularly moved by films of the great-special-FX-but-ridiculous-plot-and-dialogue variety. But this film manages to transcend the inane jingoism of blockbusters like Independence Day by the fact that the film acts as a metaphor for the apartheid, and the  continuing poor living conditions and persecution of many black people and immigrants, including the current situation with  Zimbabweans as  David Cox points out.

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