Wow. Despite high expectations, this one took me by surprise. I expected the same old alien revolt format, but writer-director Neill Blomkamptook threw some great twists in with his debut masterpiece. The movie is mostly documentary style in the beginning, but don't worry (I'm tired of these documentary style movies), it transitions into a standard POV movie. Plus, you hardly pay attention to the hand held camera style anyway since the movie pulls you in from the start.
I don't want to give anything away, so suffice it to say it's a must-see, especially in the theater. I know ticket prices are out of control, but this movie is worth the extra money. And it's a great date movie--though I didn't take ma femme. There's something for everyone: impressive violence and cuddly alien kids that seem to capture the heart of theatergoers everywhere. Prior to seeing this I can't remember the last time I experienced a refreshingly unique cinematic masterpiece.