The Tesla Rifle in District 9 (2009)

The Tesla Rifle in District 9 (2009)

Assuming that a Tesla Rifle is a weapon that fires electricity, it would have a limited range and high spread – but its potential power would only be a measure and limited by its power supply.

The Tesla rifle in the movie ‘District 9’ was built by the race known as the β€œPrawns”, it was confiscated by the South African government, and then fell into the hands of Wilkus (the film’s protagonist). It is a ridiculously powerful piece of ordnance capable of blowing people to smithereens with a chuckle-inducing effect.

Many critics seem slightly divided over whether the second half of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 is a substandard descent into senseless violence after the excellent and intelligent build-up in the first half of the movie, or whether it instead is a fantastic release of narrative energy following the very same build-up. We strongly adhere to the latter crowd.

The last piece of the puzzle in the excellent build-up is this particular scene in which our protagonist is forced to put his newly acquired alien DNA to the test – a very unethical test.

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The Tesla Rifle in District 9





  1. MZDS zone on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    i need that weapon that can roast a pig in seconds..

  2. daustin8888 on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Goddamn this movie is dark

  3. Illustrated Fiction on October 27, 2021 at 5:48 pm

  4. Caleb Heng on October 27, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    1:52 am I the only one that feels sorry for that prawn ..?

  5. Spicy Tortilla on October 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    To make this film they entered the dream of Elon Musk while he was sleeping after he had a mad smoking session with Joe Rogan, and this is the story of what they saw.

  6. X0X0RedHeadedLassX0X0 on October 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Moral: Never Push around the "Nice guys/girls" because when they snap they become the most meanest or nastiest person ever πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•πŸ€•

  7. Gimpler Da Happenin on October 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    There people in the world with no hearts. Wrath is their reward.

  8. RAMON GUILLEM SALINAS MALDONADO on October 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm


  9. Elder 987419 on October 27, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    These weapons will one day be possible with concentrated metals (condensed metals)

  10. Kevin98 on October 27, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    0:19,1:42 activation sound

    Francois: imagine this. we watch the outstanding weapons power, but if that weapons are just a infantry class, it’s hard to imagine how many strong and destructive weapons prawn have.

  11. John Bailey on October 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    This movie is poorly thought out but this scene alone shows just how evil racism can be.

  12. Wasteland Customs on October 27, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Wish there was more info on them and what they do πŸ™‚

  13. Gabriel's Ladder on October 27, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    The screenwriters for District 9 tried so hard to vilify the scientists that it just becomes absurd.

    Why would a scientist ever need to say "FUCK your wife!" to the guy being subjected to the testing, or why would they need a live-subject to test on… these are all absurdities which would never happen in the way the scene describes. These "character decisions" are all constructed as a cheap and easy way to make the audience hate the scientists. But it’s lazy, poorly thought-out, and unrealistic. Because of that, any thinking minds will be distracted by the ridiculousness of it all and will be reminded that they are watching a movie, which takes-away from the experience which normally makes you sucked-in and feel like you are participating in a real story (a well-written script will make you forget that you are watching a movie).

  14. Puyu EMβ™ͺ on October 27, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Irrespeto por la vida