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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%
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Old August 17 2009, 12:31 AM   #76
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^ I agree completely. My objections to certain omission from the film notwithstanding, D9, along with Moon, should serve as a wake-up call that solid, compelling sci-fi doesn't *have* to have bloated budgets.
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Old August 17 2009, 12:37 AM   #77
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District 9 was #1 this weekend and brought in $37 million.
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Old August 17 2009, 01:14 AM   #78
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I just saw it today and I really liked it. I can't believe it only cost 30 million because it looks like 100 million! Had a real Children of Men feel to it. The only thing I felt was wonky was the ship's fuel makes a human turn into a prawn. Why is that? Because they use tech that runs on their biology?
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Old August 17 2009, 01:28 AM   #79
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I cant say whether it was a good movie or not, but I can't say I enjoyed it. Maybe it was a bit modern for my taste.

One thing I did like was Christopher's characterization. He was the most humane character in the movie.
Christopher was really well done as a character as was his relationship with the main guy.
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Old August 17 2009, 01:32 AM   #80
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The only thing I felt was wonky was the ship's fuel makes a human turn into a prawn. Why is that? Because they use tech that runs on their biology?
Yeah, pretty much.
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Old August 17 2009, 03:18 AM   #81
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I thought it was pretty unique, I liked it. Alien military suit was pretty cool.
Cool weaponry too, no such thing as just a flesh wound with those things.
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Old August 17 2009, 03:33 AM   #82
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Someone put it nicely up-thread that the alien technology in this movie, and really the "look of the movie" felt like Half-Life.

I did think that it was odd that the alien technology (most notably the Mecha and the shuttle (that sort-of looked like Serenity) was so vulnerable to human weapons.
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Old August 17 2009, 03:36 AM   #83
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Someone put it nicely up-thread that the alien technology in this movie, and really the "look of the movie" felt like Half-Life.

I did think that it was odd that the alien technology (most notably the Mecha and the shuttle (that sort-of looked like Serenity) was so vulnerable to human weapons.
I actually liked that part. It gives more credence to the idea that they didn't have so much of an advantage that they could have taken on humanity right off the bat, especially since most of them were sickly and would be more than willing to sacrifice their technology for catfood.
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Old August 17 2009, 03:48 AM   #84
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Someone put it nicely up-thread that the alien technology in this movie, and really the "look of the movie" felt like Half-Life.

I did think that it was odd that the alien technology (most notably the Mecha and the shuttle (that sort-of looked like Serenity) was so vulnerable to human weapons.
It was only made of metal and if you hit the stuff hard enough it gets damaged. Now if they had shields it would be a different story.

I just saw it today, fantastic movie.
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Old August 17 2009, 03:52 AM   #85
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I just got back from it. In my opinion this is arguably one of the ten worst films I have ever seen. A completely formulaic story that once again recycles the evil corporation/military hunting some guy for a secret he possesses. The opening documentary style narrative goes on far too long and ends up having little to do with the film. The attempt to go back and for the from the documentary to the real action was handles amateurishly. This is also a film of convenience where things exist simply because they need to to advance the plot. The bad guys were bad simply because there needed to be bad guys. The kind of film where once you get out you have a million questions that are a variation on "well why did this happen"?
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Well I already knew that, but it doesn't change the fact that this movie sucks.
Well I daresay that most, if not all people disagree with you.

Saw it Friday night.

Excellent film.
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Old August 17 2009, 05:55 AM   #86
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I hope there'll be a District 10 sequel.
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Old August 17 2009, 06:20 AM   #87
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It was number one this weekend, so between that and the setup at the end, it seems pretty likely we'll get District 10.
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Old August 17 2009, 06:34 AM   #88
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Christopher did say he'd be back in 3 years.
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Old August 17 2009, 08:26 AM   #89
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Enough with the dumb tags, folks. You can tag this thread with "peter jackson," but tagging it with "peter" and "jackson" separately is just silly. I've fixed it this time to make it one tag.

Tags can have spaces; they're separated by commas, like the software says.
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Old August 17 2009, 09:22 AM   #90
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I like how "prawns" is a tag.
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