Who ever thought they’d see the words ‘apartheid,’ ‘sci-fi,’ and ‘blockbuster’ in the same planetary orbit, let alone the same sentence? Well, along comes ‘District 9’ – you already see the allegory, right? – a HUGE movie opening this weekend in America that was shot in South Africa, directed by an expat (Neill Blomkamp, aged 27, who lives in New Zealand), stars an unknown South African (Sharlto Copley), was produced by ‘Lord of the Rings’ Peter Jackson and is about a group of extraterrestrials that look like giant insects whose spaceship gets stranded above Joburg in the ’80s. They are put into a kind of township for the next 20 years, kept apart from the rest of the population, and everyone despises them. Then, of course, something goes wrong, and our hero discovers a nasty experiment that’s being carried out on the ETs. The YouTube video has already been watched by half a million, and the reviews have been incendiary. Move over, Gavin Hood, there’s a new kid on the block!