District 9 2008 Movie Review


About the movie: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth — not to conquer or give aid, but — to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.describe how actor’s performance reveals aspects of the character’s confrontation with racial prejudice. There are some classic movies on the list, but I’ve added a few new films including three biopics: Hidden Figures, showing the issues facing three African-American female engineers at NASA in the early days of the space program, and two movies about the development of gangsta rap in the 80s and 90s, Straight Outta Compton and All Eyez on Me. Jason Mitchell gives a tremendous performance as Easy-E in SOC and O’Shea Jackson, the son of the rapper Ice Cube, plays his own father. Demetrius Shipp Jr. had never acted before he was cast to play the iconic star Tupac Shakur in All Eyez on Me. The pressure must have been tremendous, but his acting and performance on the concert stage and in the studio is astonishing. What do the characters and the story tell us about culture, race, law enforcement and violence? These issues resonate today. District 9, another option, is a unique film that portrays aliens treated with bigotry and hostility by all races in 1980s South Africa. You may not review the required film Fruitvale Station for this assignment since it is covered in the quiz. Please avoid extensively summarizing the plot at the expense of analyzing the actor’s performance. (200 words) Please place your name and the word count on the top left of your essay. Please see the example attached with this question and follow the steps

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character of Wikus van Merwe. In fact, this film gives a great example of
how racism had impacted South Africa. Furthermore, the actor’s
performance was amazing in which he showed the audience how he
encountered different types of racism. For instance, Characters such as
Colonel Koobus Venter brought about the violence of the law enforcement
members toward the segregated aliens. He was sent to capture Wikus alive.
Nevertheless, he ended up being so violent that wanted to kill him.
Moreover, when The MNU soldiers caught Wikus, they treated him
differently as if he was their biggest enemy. Also, people were divided
between supporters and oppose with aliens with if they want to keep them
on earth or wanted them out. The enforcement law was viewed as carless
and racist members who don’t give any consideration for the aliens’ life. In
fact, the character has succeeded in playing the role of showing
discrimination, racism, and segregation against the aliens. At the end, I
think district 9 movie have shown many parts of racism on its exclusive
way. (WC: 198)

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