This movie is absolutely superb. For the reviewers who gave it a bad rap you probably aren't able to process good film making and are better off sticking to the GI Joe type formula of all action no story line. District 9 is an excellent reflection on the human condition and basically calls out what really motivates the human race.
I have to agree, I hadn't seen a good scifi in years. It seems that most movies rely on wowing us with special effects to make up for really bad story telling. District 9 had a solid story and some decent effects, I like the documentary style filming , it almost felt like watching the news. I think it went a long way into immersing us into the whole plot. It was an intelligent film and I'm glad they didn't dumb it down to the Hollywood's action hero recipy for idiots. Don't get me wrong, I someitmes like those too.