Alien Nation

Is District 9 the best movie of the summer? Possibly, though it’s probably overrated, and The Hurt Locker, another brilliant but imperfect low-budget action film, certainly gives it a run for its money. If you’re still undecided about seeing Blomkamp’s brutal little sci-fi allegory, you could do worse than to spend a few minutes watching “Alive in Joburg,” the early short on which District 9 was based.

Alive In Joburg – Neill Blomkamp from Spy Films on Vimeo.