Caught District 9 last Sunday and was blown away by the film. The viewing experience was so different, so completely off the radar that is made watching the film quite entertaining on many levels. Filmed in a documentary style, spliced with classic action footage, the film has rock solid acting, fabulous special effects, and a story which demands attention and further contemplation. Without giving away any spoilers and nothing that isn’t explained in the first five minutes, a massive, alien space craft comes to Earth and sits above Johannesburg, South Africa. After month of no-contact, the government force their way into the ship and find a reptilian life-form, sick, malnourished, and in desperate need of help. The extend a hand of good will and transport the “Prawns” (derogatory term) to the surface but keep them isolated in a place called District 9. The Prawns flourish and after 20 years of uneasy co-existence, District 9 turns from an Ellis Island to something resembling Stalag 13. The Prawns inside become the dregs of society, reviled and shunned as their numbers increase exponentially. The South African government decide to move the Prawns to a new camp and that is where the movie, essentially, begins. The viewing experience transports the audience to a very believable world and adds intrigue, action, and an uneasy reflection of humanity at its worst. I think this is must-see theater viewing. A very well done viewing experience. I rate it a Strong 8 out of 10.