The website of the new movie District 9 is pretty cool in that it totally pretends like it is not a movie website. When you visit, you go straight to a page that says “Multi-National United”, you need to pick if you are entering as a human (link on left), or non-human (link on right). When you enter as a human, you’re at a website that speaks, and guides you through all the rules and regulations of District 9. It’s pretty cool, when I first visited I thought for sure I had reached an actual company website, and not a movie website – good job District 9!
One of the first things you can do is type “Careers” in the human access code box at the top of the site. A new page will pop-up with human jobs available in district 9 – non-human dental hygienist, non-human customer relations, language translator, etc. The website is very comprehensive, and you’d be hard pressed to guess that MNU is not a real company looking for workers! If you have entered as a non-human, typing “labor” in the box at the top will show you what jobs are available to non-humans.
Back to the main page, a news feed scrolls at the top talking about non-humans, and dozens of links will take you through the rules of district 9 including property seizures, eviction notices, non-human technology, etc. A map in the center of the screen lets you see the non-human area, and the restricted zone, be careful about accessing the restricted area if you do not have the right clearance – the site will boot you off to the Multi-National United website so you can learn what humans should and should not be doing to peacefully coexist! If you do click on things that you have clearance to, you’ll be given MNU news updates on things such as evacuation, curfew reminders, and unsanctioned protests.
Looking for downloads? A pretty cool link at the bottom that says MNU spreads lies links you to a blog where if you click on the propoganda downloads, you’ll find links to movie posters, AIM Icons, and wallpaper. You can also follow District 9 on Twitter or on the District 9 facebook page.
When you’re done with that, check out the “Maths from Outer Space” link which will bring you to a new website with a Math quiz to see how up-to-par you are with your math smarts.
Overall review of this website: Very different, and for that I give it an extra star!
Movie website featured: District 9
Date of theater release: August 14, 2009
District 9 – Official Site!