Magazine September 7, 2009, Issue

Film: Inner Space

(Sony Pictures)

The next time you read about the money that’s been poured away bringing some lame, unnecessary science-fiction spectacular to life — the $200 million that Michael Bay spent making the Transformers sequel, say, or the similarly lavish figure wasted on the stupid, superfluous Terminator: Salvation — it’s worth pausing for a moment and pondering how many times over Neill Blomkamp could have made District 9 for the same amount of cash. Five times? Six times? Seven?

Blomkamp, an Afrikaner and a protégé of Peter Jackson, is responsible for the most impressive science-fiction film you’ll see this year — or in many

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