The first glimpse of the aliens in the movie and showing them how they live in District 9 I was pretty grossed out.. I was like creepy.. I believe aliens probably do exist so its kind of freaky to see such alien creatures inhabit the planet so realistically because it could actually happen and who knows what they could do to us. Its a sad emotion to deal with because fear of the unknown is what makes humans do very mean things. always jumping to the conclusion that what we don’t know will harm us.
I was kind of shocked at how they lived like animals. Jumping around, murdering, no clothes, stealing….. But as the movie progresses you begin to realize that they are actually quite smart, quite educated and have digressed to these conditions. They all just long to go home. they don’t want to be here on the planet terrorizing but they are almost forced to, due to the treatment they are receiving and the conditions they are made to suffer..
They’re not much for patience though…lol and very short tempered. It’s kind of cute actually in a weird sort of way. I think humans are the most selfish and cruel creatures on the planet. Animals in the wild kill to survive, natural instinct, to eat, feed their babies, to control their territory. Their needs are minimalistic. We kill because of jealousy, selfishness, for entertainment, revenge, rage…. You begin to feel sorry for the aliens and disgusted with the people who have kept them in such conditions.
It makes me think if our planet ever has the chance to experience actual alien encounters. We would probably make them turn against us for the grotesque experiments we choose to do. As they say, curiosity killed the cat? That will get the better of us one day..
If I was that guy who turned into the Alien, I would wait for the space ship to come back 3 years later and go live on their planet. I seriously would. The way his own kind (humans) turn against him, tricks him, hurt him is just so sad… and depressing
(I love this scene in the movie, absolutely stellar!!!!!! It’s where they show him turning into an alien and at this point, he has one human eye and one alien eye…)
Like the sociologist says in the movie, no one knows if the alien will come back and start a war with the humans for treating them the way they did. I really wouldn’t be surprised. If they’ll come back peacefully to take the rest of them, or if they’ll ever come back at all. But I think, I hope they make a sequel where the alien comes back to take the rest of them. It will be interesting to see what the human who’s turned into an alien decides to do. Or if they plan on changing him back to a human.. I would hate turning back into a human. What does he have to live for? His wife? Who will probably look at him for a freak for the rest of his life? His father in law who tried to kill him? Or to be prodded and experimented on? Its an alien movie (from my female perspective) that grosses and disgusts you in the beginning… like most alien movies do for girls… but in the end you end up having nothing but die hard respect for the aliens. you end up siding with them. the rejects, the outcasts of society…. you want them to win and overcome the humans… Go see this movie… the graphics are amazing… I have respect for the directors who have made alien movies in the past. But this is the best alien movie I have EVER seen. Nothing can touch it or come close to it. One of my favorite movies for sure.
Currently listening to Reason
Start From the Dark