Even though the movie ‘District 9’ takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, that wasn’t good enough for Nigeria. The Peter-Jackson-produced film has been banned from showing in the equatorial African nation.
Of course, I guess I can understand Nigeria’s beef with the movie, given the statement released by Nigeria’s Information Minister, Dora Akunyili: the film portrays Nigerians as gangsters and cannibals. Nigerian officials ‘have written to … Sony Entertainment, expressing [their] displeasure and demanded an apology. [They] have asked that the areas where Nigeria … are mentioned [to] be edited from the film.’
Honestly, I wish the people would stop taking film so seriously. While D-9 is shot from the vantage point of a documentary, it is anything but. D-9 is a FICTIONAL film. Stow the political correctness for a couple of hours and just enjoy an awesome Sci-fi flick, please?