District 9 (DVD)

District 9 (DVD)

District 9 (DVD)

Genre: Science Fiction
Virus, Alien, Slum, infection

Aliens as asylum seekers

They play in piles of rubbish, live and feed in Wellblechhüten from cat food. The aliens of District 9 are more reminiscent of poor slum dwellers than to powerful invaders. With this simple concept managed the South African young director Neill Blomkamp, in close collaboration with producer Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) is one of the most spectacular films of the year.

Blomkamp directed his apocalyptic invasion Inferno in the style of a reality TV documentary. In interviews, scientists and politicians to explain how suddenly a huge spaceship hovered over Johannesburg, and was for the helpless aliens – because of her appearance as “Prawns (shrimp) named – built the detention District 9th But the chaotic camp is organized Alien soon too small for the 2.5 million emigrants from space. To engage in the altercations between the socially disadvantaged local people and the increasingly aggressive creatures communicate the United Nations special command Multi-National United (MNU). The heavily armed unit to the prawns into a larger stock transfer 200 kilometers outside of Johannesburg. Chief of Operations Wikus Van De Merwe (Sharlto Copley is). Hypernervöse The young man infected with an alien in the use liquid that changes its DNA. Suddenly, he succeeds with his “Alien-mouth” to use the tools of war and exotic combustible Prawns. Not only among the local dealers awakens desires that ability. The MNU suddenly shows its true, just not at all humanitarian face. On the run Wikus is only one refuge: District 9

with a meager budget of only 30 million U.S. dollars and without prominent actors succeeded Blomkamp an extraordinarily gripping science fiction thriller, which saves not with social critique. He skillfully incorporated into his alien parabola which even some still experienced times of apartheid terror and the recent xenophobic riots in the crucible of South Africa. The basic concept for his vision Blomkamp was already in his six-minute short film Alive in Joburg (2005), also Peter Jackson lasting impression. Their first collaboration proposed, the Halo video game adaptation yet failed to cost reasons, and made ultimately clear the way for the angry Kreativausbruch District 9, which was held in the U.S. with a box office of over 100 million dollars for the surprise hit of late summer. The reason for this was a clever advertising campaign, which built very deliberately with the excitement of short teasers genre fans. Just as with the similar Cloverfield last year proved the success of that compelling, original approaches still have a chance to reach a figure plagued with sequels and remakes mass audience.

In District 9 aliens take over the role of unwanted intruders, for which there seems to be no place on earth. A fact that is attributable to the fact that they have no real benefit to the people. Their weaponry is useless, the “prawns” are really just pure cost factor. Transfers to real political situations arise here by yourself Just think of Iraq and repeatedly played down the importance of oil to the West. This apocalyptic social criticism is Blomkamp to excellent. The dynamic camera wobble, the perfectly selected interview sequences, the better performers and the hectic cutting suggest authenticity. The first class alien animation blend seamlessly into the action. Only in the final third of it exaggerates Blomkamp with wild action scenes that are reminiscent of material battles in the style of the Transformers (2006). Ultimately, this more conventional direction diminish enjoyment of the film District 9 only slightly. It remains to be seen whether it succeeds Blomkamp be fascinating documentary approach to the already planned sequel District 10 expanded.

(Florian Koch)

Title: District 9 (DVD) Country of production: U.S., New Zealand, South Africa Year of Production: 2009 Length: 108 (Min. ) Published at: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 4030521557604 Extras: Comment by Neill Blomkamp, Deleted Scenes, The Alien Agenda: Minutes of a filmmaker, 3-part documentary

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