When the first trailer for District 9 dropped, no one really knew what to think of it. Was it an Independence Day rip off? Was it a gritty E.T set in South Africa? Many people asked the same questions until seeing it for the first time. This film gave a unique look at the idea of an alien invasion. Instead of the aliens taking over the world and enslaving the human race, the human race enslaved the aliens and made them into essentially refugees. This was one of the few movies that did not paint the aliens as hostile invaders and instead showed them as beings just like us who just wanted to go home.