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Science-fiction movies are thinking less and feeling more. A genre once heavy with futuristic hardware and mind-blowing themes has discovered its gentler, more sensitive side. Two movies now playing neatly display this evolution.

Representing the more traditional approach is “District 9,” Neill Blomkamp’s yarn about a race of lobsterish aliens stranded on Earth. Blomkamp, a South African, uses the setup to comment on his country’s history of apartheid and race relations. It’s a classic example of sci-fi providing a metaphor for real-world concerns.

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