Remember how George Lucas made those three new Star Wars movies and they were bigoted, wooden and irrelevant? District 9 has what they lacked, although it is bleak and violent and doesn’t relieve the tension with any Han Solo smile or banter. The main character, Wikus, has Solo’s selfishness, but without the cushion of swagger and independence- Wikus’ beady eyes are weak and he loves his wife and he’s not very bright. He behaves like it.
Why are there no female aliens???? Sexism? Or allegory?
I saw it last night and I’m still thinking it over- but I recommend it to you so we can talk about it.