Originally posted by latour67:
What a huge disappointment! A Peter Jackson (King Kong & Lord of the Rings) movie, I was expecting a lot! Most all of the reviews were excellent, and it was nominated for an Academy Award.-------However, it was 2 hours of disgust for me; no, not 2 hours, as I turned it off!
Aliens come to Earth, resembling Giant Prawns that walk, talk an alien language, and are scavengers. Let's see; These creatures are smart and disciplined enough for interplanetary travel, but otherwise, they are scavengers, rooting through garbage, and living in garbage! I never saw the ending, and turned it off after 45 minutes of wasted time.
Although everyone seems to rave about "District 9", this was just not my kind of movie! Two thumbs down!
Oh, Latour67! There was a disease and most of the leadership or intelligent aliens died (except protagonist), all that was left were workers without "initiative or individual thought". The movie was gross, but fun.