Re: District 9 - Review, Discuss, Commentary ***SPOILERS*** possible
I certainly enjoyed District 9 over Avatar
Me too. There's no question in my mind it covers similar thematic material but does a better job.
In Avatar's defence, though, Avatar has the bit from Dune where Muad'Dib tames the goddamn sandworm.
District 9 isn't quite as jammed full of cool things as Avatar is... but it's a much stronger film regardless.
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