#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends.
Plot: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.
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This was an outstanding debut by the New Zealander Blomkamp. Consistently enthralling and keeping one at the edge of his seat. THIS is a recent film, like ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’, that should have spawned sequels. Much better than his follow-up, ‘Elysium’ (I haven’t watched any others he’s made since; hope he doesn’t end up a cinematic one-trick pony like M. Night Shyamalan…).
Great watch, will watch again, and highly recommended.
This has a wonderfully exciting premise: alien refugees on Terra, how Terrans react and how the aliens react. The premise, as delivered, has some odd holes in though: it’s specified that all of the crew have died, mysteriously, and no one knows how to operate the ship, but it’s been in the air for some time. The idea of gravity alone should have motivated Johannesburg to evacuate, but their government interaction seems decidedly weak.
The advantage of setting the story in South Africa, for an American audience, is that it’s a very capitalistic society where they speak chiefly English: it’s very similar to being set in Mexico and using Mexican Cartels instead of Nigerian gangs.
So if we accept that we haven’t been able to extract an incident report, that we’re not able to move the ship, and none of the xenos can move the ship, then the premise includes that one xenos knows what to do. One would think that he just talks to someone and he gets all his people off planet, but since he’s smart enough to do what he’s been doing for 20 years, then he knows not to trust anyone. But this self-serving principle is key to understanding character motivations going forward.
The writing in this is so good, along with the effects, and performance delivery. As Vickis deals with his transformation, it prompts so many philosophical questions of what it is to be a person / human / xenos, a citizen, a government agent. It also sort of resembles a gangsta / heist movie at parts, as opposed to a anti-government escapee.
If any of the deep stuff worried you, then be at ease that this movie has plenty of explosions, gunfire and sci-fi goodness. It’s also filled with some silly cliches that serve the points of the story, but there are several points in this movie that I have to shake my head at. The motivations don’t make sense unless you’re reminded that everyone, including the protagonists, are (forced) in a self-serving mindset and it’s about what they can do for themselves, even when working together with the contrast being, of course, that only when anyone is cooperating that anyone gets anywhere.
This is such a great watch, and if you like sci-fi styled stuff, and don’t mind the South African setting (“Chappie” is another one), then definitely give this a watch.
The first science fiction masterpiece in years
I do not give out ratings of 10 lightly, but here it is – the first film in years that has been deserving of the rating.
Neill Blomkamp brings to screens a fantastic, gritty, realistic piece of science fiction with District 9. Not since Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”, John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, or James Cameron’s “Aliens” have we seen a science fiction film with a vision of this caliber. After viewing District 9, it will be clear to one and all why Peter Jackson put so much faith in Blomkamp and took him under his wing as protégé.
Abandoning the usual settings of Hollywood sci-fi and placing us in the harsh slums of South Africa, we are given an original piece of work which takes risks in the way it tells its story. Not only does it go against the expectations of audiences who have been trained to expect mediocrity from their sci-fi, it goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide us with spectacle as well as something to ponder after we’ve downed our popcorn.
There is, thankfully, not an overused, overexposed celebrity in sight, and every unknown face in the film gives a solid performance. The aliens themselves, brilliantly realized with top notch CGI even manage to make us feel something, only rivaled by Gollum from “Lord of the Rings”.
District 9 has so much to like. It’s spectacular, darkly funny, entertaining and thoughtful all at the same time, and it’s all done on a meager $30m budget. There is true talent on show here. If only there were more films like this, the world of cinema would be a more interesting place.
If Franz Kafka Were Alive Today, Would’ve Been His Oscar Choice for 2009!
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In fact, it would be, unequivocally, one of his all-time favorites. Regrettably, Mr. Kafka is unable to make his case…So, I will try to make it for him. How do you say “WOW!” in Czech? First, let’s touch upon the obvious. Hollywood says: “100 million, bargain basement, to make an epic film!” South Africa says: “30 million!”. District 9 is an intricately crafted, intensely hypnotic, cinematic collage of numerous disparate elements. The film itself seems to go through several different stages of metamorphosis.
Initial minutes of the movie have an authoritative, documentary or docudrama feel. Gradually, District 9 transitions into a socio-cultural Sci-Fi drama, adding a totally new dimension to the term “Apartheid”! Next, it’s more of a gripping police thriller. The last 15 or 20 minutes are non-stop, adrenaline-pumping action! None of these shifts are awkward or contrived in the least; they flow and mesh quite seamlessly and naturally. District 9 is made to order for those of us who crave Sci-Fi epics with unique, original, character driven stories; something light-years removed from same old, same old contrivances and clichéd conventions.
Mr. Kafka might ponder, “What is one of the key questions put forth by many of the best movies?” How about, “Precisely what qualities make a being human?” Solidarity, loyalty, respect for others and other sentient creatures, empathy, sympathy and the ability to suppress personal short-term goals for long term ones beneficial to the group, are all important traits that come to mind. Think, “2001”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The Elephant Man”. After seeing District 9, you will have to decide for yourself who the REAL humans are!
Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Neill Blomkamp
Writer Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Actors Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike
Country South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 112 nominations.
Production Company WingNut Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Phantom HD Camera, Red One Camera, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Sony PMW-EX1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Los Angeles (CA), USA (prints), Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand (digital intermediate and prints)
Film Length 2,965 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,052 m (Sweden)
Negative Format Redcode RAW, Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (source format), XDCAM (1080p/24) (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema