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 “Prawns”, 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 🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕

  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 🙂

  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 EM♪ on October 27, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Irrespeto por la vida