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Saturday, August 15th, 2009 | Posted by Soyka

14district9_6001This certainly sounds interesting.  I wonder if the title “District 9” was in any way inspired by director Edward Wood’s “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” infamous for its bad acting, ridiculous script and amateurish special effects.  Apparently (I haven’t seen it yet), this new film is the opposite and perhaps a welcome relief from the standard cinematic science fiction films that rely more on special effects than effective storytelling.

I’m not sure what’s with the “9” thing of late.  Equally 200px-plan_nine_from_outer_space2intriguing is another science fiction film, produced by Tim Burton, to be released on 9-09-09 called, well, you’ve already figured that out.


  1. Were I only to pick one film to eagerly anticipate this year, 9 would be it. I love the short film it’s based on, and I enjoy pretty much everything Tim Burton is involved in.

    Comment by Jeff Stehman - August 15, 2009 10:43 am

  2. District 9 is so far my favorite film of the year.

    Comment by Ryan Harvey - August 17, 2009 5:23 am

  3. I too look forward to District 9. Name wise, and maybe tis is way off, but its a South African movie and South Africa had a well known place called District 6 in its past (during days of racial segregation)?

    Comment by Tiberius - August 18, 2009 7:56 am

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