As a South African I feel immensely proud that a film with South African actors, accents and locales is doing so well in America. D9 is an innovative collision of comedy and Sci-fi action. Although the film contains an obvious apartheid motif, this is not a biting social commentary; it’s just a film that happens to take place in an apartheid-like setting, but with Aliens. There’s a lot of swearing (but in Afrikaans, so it doesn’t really count) and people explode. A slightly above-average sci-fi made better awesome by the “Hey, I live there” factor and a comical turned badass procrastinator protagonist.