Earlier in 2009, before David Denby, a film reviewer for The New Yorker, had referred to Quentin Tarantino as an idiot de la cinematheque, he had written this about the film District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009): “There’s plenty of violent spectacle, but it’s
part of a politically resonant fable.” The film’s locale is
Johannesburg, so Soweto comes to mind, but as an American I think of
District 9 as Guantanomo and the Prawn-like aliens as Muslim Terrorists.
But this link doesn’t resonate in any way.