District 9Thought that the summer of action spectacle had come to a close with the storming of theaters by 'G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra' last week? Not so fast. This Friday, the buzzed-about sci-fi flick 'District 9' beams into cinemas and, judging by the ecstatic reviews thus far, it just might be the most utterly unique and entertaining film of the entire summer.

Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by his protege Neill Blomkamp, the movie centers on a spaceshipful of peaceful aliens who become stranded in South Africa, are relegated to living in the titular slum and inevitably clash with their human oppressors. Part sci-fi action flick, part social commentary on -- you guessed it -- apartheid, critics are heralding the movie as a popcorn movie for the thinking man. See what critics are saying after the jump, then chime in with your own thoughts.
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