District 9 (2009) film: A brilliant funny serious entertainment

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I’ve seen some brilliant, funny or serious (politically or humanely) films; but the film District 9 (2009) has all of them, and it is a sci-fi with humans and aliens being blown up comically.  I quote the introduction from IMDb.com in the following; the detail is on this web page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/

I quote:

Storyline

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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

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