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buffalogal
8.18.09, 9:11 AM
I thought this movie was absolutely great. It is a not-so-subtle allegory for apartheid in South Africa that uses aliens rather than blacks/whites. It is shot in a faux-documentary style (except when the director needs scenes he couldn’t get that way) and it looks surprisingly real for an alien movie. The effects are great (except for the giant weapon near the end which doesn’t have quite the same look) and the actor who plays the main character of Wikus was really good.

This was a surprisingly emotional film and I liked the fact that they leave the ending a bit ambiguous as to what will happen. Not a perfect film, but one of the best I’ve seen in a while!