John Wayne's response to the Dirty Harry films, a role which he was aparently passed over for. John Wayne is in top form in his first and I believe only modern day cop role. Unfortunately the mystery behind the film is somewhat predictable. However the car chase across the beach at the end was fantastic. A note to fellow TOS and TNG fans, Diana Muldaur plays a significant role in the film.
District 9 (2009)
I enjoyed this film immensely and I believe that most of the human characters in the film got exactly what they deserved. I've never seen so many extremely dislikable characters in one film. The main character, Wikus van de Merwe, was just as much of an ass as the next. The film's ending was perfect. Out of the two scifi alien films we got in 2009, this one was far superior to Avatar.