Saturday, August 22, 2009

District 9

I just watched District 9, a silly new sci-fi movie about invading space aliens who get treated as refugees when they lose their secret power source.

At one point, the human authorities are trying to put the squeeze on a space alien family. The alien has the nerve to read his eviction papers, and demand the promised 24-hour notice. Usually the space aliens are intimidated by the human trigger-happy soldiers who accompany the human boss. But when that doesn't work, the human resorts to something scarier -- he threatens to report the space aliens to Child Protective Services! Then they comply.

4 comments:

novemburd said...

Hey just saw that movie too. I was starting to root for the aliens about that point.

George said...

Too bad I can't post a YouTube video. Most readers probably think that I am making this up. Do you remember the term the movie used for CPS?

Anonymous said...

I think most of us know you're not making this up, truth is stranger than fiction. No, haven't seen the movie yet but based on that scene alone I'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

Hmm I think the phrase was Child Welfare. For those who think this was a lot about CPS it's more about how we treat those who are different from us - a social statement. I liked the movie partly because it was not America centric. You also can look at it purely from a SciFi angle. The aliens were pretty cool.