In the year of some of the best films in history, District 9 stands out as one of the most creative and well done films in recent memory. With a very reasonable run time (you feel like you got just enough out of it) and the great creative approach to establishing the real problems in South Africa.

District 9 tells the story (in a docu-sci-fi-drama fashion) of Wikus Van De Merwe (Sharlto Copley) as he leads a team of government officials to evict aliens from a segment of South Africa (called District 9). The aliens came from a spaceship that mysteriously stopped and hovered over Johannesburg, South Africa. When people went into the spaceship to find what was in it they discovered many aliens in it and they were integrated into society with the people.

Best Aspects: Great writing, directing and acting (though it was a tiny bit cheesy at times) and the weaponry was stellar in creation. The visions of Neill Blomkamp certainly shine through in this film, from the effects to the general plot that is deeply political and calls for peace.

Bottom Line: A+. Probably the 3rd or 4th best film of 2010 (since I think that Inglourious Basterds, The Messenger and ESPECIALLY Moon were better).