I’ve always liked the science fiction that uses the alien arrival as a metaphor for immigration and integration. In case of the original V, the arrivals were invaders in disguise. The remake I talked about last week will likely take a different approach. In the 1988 film, Alien Nation, the arrivals were effectively refugees.
This summer, a variation on the aliens as refugees theme, arrives in the form of District 9, a South African film which appears to draw parallels with apartheid. I’ve no idea if this will even show up in Montreal but I’d love to see it.