District 9: Brilliant

I just finished watching District 9 and I have to say I wasn’t expecting anywhere near this good of a film.

I just finished watching District 9 and I have to say I wasn’t expecting anywhere near this good of a film.

I was especially impressed by the character development of Wikus, the protagonist. He’s very unlikeable at first but then grows on you especially as he learns and accepts his role in defiance of what he used to think of as the “good guys”.

I also thought the sub-themes of justice and fairness were explored and presented quite well. Wikus learns over time he has the ability to mete out justice and fairness, the expression of which can be difficult to come to acceptance that it is within your power and within your right.

I was more impressed by this movie that I thought I would be. It’s definitely a must see.

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