We were talking about Wolfgang Peterson’s 1985 film Enemy Mine yesterday when discussing Blomkamp’s influences. The relationship that Wikus develops with Christopher is being compared to Alien Nation and Enemy Mine – as District Nine does have a bit of the buddy movie in it. Enemy Mine is much more sentimental than D9 but we do have plot similarities – an alien and a human meet, hate and then find common ground. However, District Nine is much darker. If you want to see what Enemy Mine was all about have a look at the trailer above.