District 9 is a nice, yet horrific alien sci-fi movie. I like the how tables turned where humans have the control of aliens, contrary to popular movies such as Signs and Independance Day. It has a new kick, not just that humans are now superior, but also that one of our own slowly mutates into a weird alien similar to a cockroach. This movie really kept me on the edge, suspense always lurking around the corner-I never really knew what was going to happen next. While it's a cool story about a fugitive 'missing link' trying to escape from the government, it's also hideously disgusting. Let's shine some light on the subject: District 9 really is a revolting place, afterall, the government has got to provide homes for 1.8 million extra-terresterials. But if that's not bad enough, the fast-food restraunt 'Gunters' is extremely disgusting. How they make it, where it comes from; it's just like McDonald's, but worse. But what really got to me was the pervasive, non-stop, flat out gory violence. (Well, it doesn't really get pervasive until the last third of the movie) The violence is extremely bloody, not to mention a lot of the menace and violence is involving humans. Even though absolutely under no circumstances should you let your children watch this, When I convinced my mother to let me watch this, I had no idea what was in store) there are multiple, bloody, gory, revolting, violent scenes and images that you should STRONGLY BE CAUTIONED about. -The man's gradual transformation into an alien is very intense, and also has a few bloody scenes involving it: 1) His fingernails slowly begin to slide off, leaving bloody tissue exposed as he wails in pain. 2) A disgusting, black substance is secreted every time he sneezes, often oozing from his nose. 3) In a hospital, a doctor is seeing the man, and he notices there is something wrong with his arm. He slowly cuts it open, and in a 'jump' scene his hideous claw is revealed, not to mention a substantial amount of blood spurts out. -A man is seen laying on an operating table, his claw exposed to some surgeons who are going to disect him alive without pain killers or drugs to knock him out. In a desperate attempt of sheer survival, he screams and jumps off the operating table, turns it over, and starts brutally beating the surgeons. Strong, ruthless menace is exposed by the man (For survival, not pleasure) as he throws a surgeon into a cart and fights for his life. -As the man slowly mutates into an alien, he grows a claw as specified earlier. It keeps him away from his wife, so he decides to get rid of his alien counterparts. He takes an axe and chops off one of his fingers; blood is shown spurting out andstreams down the tree stump. -The man and his alien friend use some sort of ray gun to fight with in a large portion of the movie; it liquifies its victims, followed by a bloody explosion. -Strong, intense hand-to-hand combat is seen multiple times near the last third of the movie, sometimes resulting in minor blood loss and maybe an occasional bruise. -At the last third of the movie (especially last 20 minutes) there is intense, bloody gunning violence between Africans, the Government, and the man. A few instances are: 1) An alien programs a mech to machine gun down a bunch of Africans about to kill the man with bloody results, especially with the leader. 2) When the man is inside the mech fighting the government, this is the goriest part of the movie (if everything else wasn't bad enough) -The mech machine gun's down a man in a tower, multiple bullet holes are seen, along with blood spurting out of his wounds. -The mech rapidly fires through the window shield of a car, rapidly shooting a man's head with so much force and veliocity, that it actually splits and you see the bloody, gory insides of his skull. -A car rams into a mech, causing it to flip over. A metal shard from the impact graphically slices off a man's arm, and the mech steps on it, causing blood to pour out and a sickening crunching noise. -Most likely the bloodiest, goriest scene of the movie: At the very end the captain general guy (not sure what rank he was) was about to kill the mutated alien man. He cocks the gun and points it at his face, just about to kill him when an alien comes into view. He points his gun at it, then another alien pops up. Then 3 more come. He's completely surrounded, and finally they lurch forward and begin to lynche him. One grabs his left arm and tears it out of his socket, causing bloody gore to stretch out. Next an alien sort of impales him and starts tearing out his stomach, his intestines briefly scene. Then lastly, an alien grabs his head and makes a huge, bloody gash into it, then they eat him alive. -A few scenes and mentioning of people eating alien body parts to 'be one of them'. | The blood and gore in this movie is simply revolting; I nearly threw up in the ending scene. If the violence isn't enough, the strong, pervasive language is a real nuisance. The F word is used exactly 151 times in the movie, and a lot of times referencing to filthy material. The S word is used around 20 times, usally in disgust or respite. Overall, this is an okay movie. It's certainly not one of my favorites, but I don't dislike or hate it either. If you love a good all-out bloody and gory alien movie, this is probably the right on for you. If your kids try to convince you to let them watch this, I strongly recommend refusing so, or at least watching it first. So, in the end, if you want to watch this movie, bring a bowl, don't eat 3 hours before watching it, and be prepared to shut your eyes in a few scenes.