I’m sure no one wanted to read another post about apartheid or something similar, so I decided to look at a different aspect to District 9. I thought the role that MNU played was pretty interesting in the movie. MNU is a good example of a multinational corporation that many governments rely on now to be their hired arms. Obviously, this can many times lead to dangerous situations when there is a group in a country that is nearly entirely outside of the government’s control. The result is often corruption, as seen in District 9 when MNU was pursuing their own biological research in order to control the alien weapons. This very negative view of MNU could perhaps be seen as a commentary by Blomkamp on this practice. The complete lack of control over multinational corporations is a recipe for disaster in District 9, just as it often is in real life.