District 9 is the best socially conscious sci-fi story I've experienced since Ender's Game. I don't know if it was animatronics or computer-graphics or a combination of the two, but Christopher Johnson has my vote for actor of the year. Look at those eyes — they will melt your cold, cold heart. (Sharlto Copley as Wikus is a close second for actor of the year.) To avoid potential spoilers I won't go into too much detail here just PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And it doesn't hurt that the graphic design within the movie is gorgeous as well. Here's some of the signage used in the film: