All hail the Slumdog Millionaire of sci-fi.

That’s the title of the New Zealand Herald review of ‘District Nine’ – they gave it 5 stars. Here’s a taste:

It might be set somewhere you don’t usually see in the movies – the slums of South Africa. And it might star nobody you’ve heard of – the producer guy who has his name at the top of the poster is its only marquee drawcard. And it might have only cost a fraction of any of this year’s other dumb and derivative blockbusters. But there is still much familiar about District 9, a thrilling smart-thinking spin on the alien invasion movie.

Read the rest here.

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