R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
The mutilated animal carcasses in the background of many scenes were real and, with only a few exceptions, were already in the real slums and shacks used for the filming.
Automated MNU Instructional Voice:
When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet.
When Wikus is having his bandage removed at the hospital, the doctor is not wearing rubber gloves. Any medical professional would be gloved (and probably masked) when cutting off a bloody bandage.
The end credits are back to front, with the actors' names on the left and character names on the right (as opposed to most films where it's the other way 'round).
English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho
$37,354,308 16 August 2009