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View Poll Results: District 9 - Your grade
Excellent 91 61.07%
Above Average 39 26.17%
Average 11 7.38%
Below Average 5 3.36%
Poor 3 2.01%
Voters: 149. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 7 2010, 01:51 AM   #256
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Re: District 9 - Review, Discuss, Commentary ***SPOILERS*** possible

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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.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
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Old January 7 2010, 02:27 AM   #257
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Re: District 9 - Review, Discuss, Commentary ***SPOILERS*** possible

Captain Craig wrote: View Post
I think it telling that based on the percentage more people consider District 9 as EXCELLENT at 61% vs AVATARS 53%.
I think it is also telling how the like/dislikes of both films often are affected by the hype (or lack thereof). It would have been interesting experiment to see how the grades would appear if D9 had been the hyped film, and Avatar came out of nowhere.

But they are different films, and will appeal to different sensibilities. I voted both as 'excellent', but Avatar wins out. Still, both are my top 2 theater experiences this year.

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Old January 7 2010, 09:17 PM   #258
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Re: District 9 - Review, Discuss, Commentary ***SPOILERS*** possible

T'Baio wrote: View Post
Dude, look at the facts. In every conflict known throughout history, humans have always been the bad guys.
Yeah, but that's only because...oh. Oh, wait, you're doing a thing. I get it.
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