It's the late-summer sensation that's appeared out of nowhere -- much like the massive spaceship that hovers above Johannesburg, South Africa, throughout its entirety -- but how good is the Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi thriller 'District 9'?

Pretty damn good. Sci-fi lovers should geek out over '9,' one of the most original and inspired genre movies to hit theaters in years. The story is deep (the allegorical elements of extraterrestrials detained in refugee camps and treated like, well, fourth-world citizens, will be lost on no one), the creatures are supremely cool and scarily authentic-looking, and the action is relentless from the get-go.
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