District 9 movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Luis G, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Watched it yesterday, I was surprised to see that it wasn't the typical alien movie where they are the bad guys trying to kill us :thumbup:

    90% on rotten tomatoes
  2. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I just watched it (the credits rolled 3 minutes ago)

    It was amazing, the director is now doing a bigger budget film, and there is talk of a sequel
  3. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    Very good movie! Watched in Russian then twice in the theater.

    It held up well as a story line and the character development was well done, it is love story.

    Its a great study film.
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  4. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Waiting for the DVD to come out.
  5. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    I really enjoyed it, too! :D
  6. spike

    spike New Member

    The main character was someone you hated but had to root for at times. The aliens were disgusting sometimes but you wanted justice for them. Great flick.
  7. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Social commentary kinda film too...although it's hidden enough that many won't see the message at all.

    Excellent film...the effects don't wash the story/characters off the screen at all.
  8. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    And here I was thinking it was fiction.

  9. valkyrie

    valkyrie Well-Known Member

    RM, I thought you knew it was a fictitious story inspired by real events (incident in District 6 in Cape Town).

    Even the word "prawn" was taken from the nickname "Parktown Prawn" given to a king cricket species that plagues South Africa (not a "true" cricket species). Parktown Prawn are often found eating out of cat dishes (because cats nibble their food and dogs usually eat all at once leaving nothing for these king crickets).

    I loved it. I am totally on board with a sequel to this movie.
  10. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    I know much of Africa is a shit-hole where death is rampant. I didn't realize D9 was based on the SA lifestyle. I had some old family friends that escaped Mugabe, losing the mother, a son my age and their farm. It took then 16 months to walk out of Zimb and escape to Australia.

    I don't really see much in most of Africa that I would travel to see with the way they run that joint.
  11. valkyrie

    valkyrie Well-Known Member

    True that. Africa is a troubled continent for sure. There is a lot of "racism" there. Funny, we see colors of skin as the same "race", but the black Africans don't see it that way at all. Subtle are their differences to us and so obvious to them. So Africa ends up with situations like the Rwanda genocide attempt of 1994. :(

    Zimbabwe/Rhodesia has had been in a downward economic spiral since Mugabe's compulsory land redistribution of 2000 (forcing whites off their land and redistributed that land to his black cronies and supporters). His rule has been plagued with gross mismanagement, corruption and human rights violations (against whites as well as blacks).

    But enough about that... the movie, District 9, was an excellent piece of art.

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