District 9, is the new Peter Jackson movie involving captured and imprisoned aliens here on earth. Watch the video for a brief intro and the official trailer.
I am bringing this film to your attention because I am not a big alien movie or blockbuster big effects guy– and it still looks interesting to me. My interest comes mainly from the fact that in this movie, the aliens are not superior as usually portrayed. (Not to mention Peter Jackson is behind the project.) These aliens are vulnerable enough that they are imprisoned, instead of the normal physical, technological, and mental dominating beings that movies like Independence Day portray.
Personally, new ideas or new takes on an idea are what I look for in a movie keeping my attention. This is especially true in the modern day where with special effects, nothing is impossible to create.
Again, I haven’t seen this movie so this is not a first person recommendation, but instead I am simply saying I am going to see it over the weekend at some point.