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District 9

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by witeowl, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. witeowl

    witeowl Active Member

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    F*CK YEAH!!!

    Just had to get that off my chest.
    If you haven't seen this movie yet, you darned well better get over to a theater NOW.

     
  2. wisedude

    wisedude Active Member

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    That was a mind blowing movie. Admittedly, the character development wasn't fantastic. At the end I didn't feel like i really knew the characters... But the story was novel and brilliant, and the action was incredible
     
  3. witeowl

    witeowl Active Member

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    Yeah, I loved it for the well done plot/subplots, the political statements (and questions), the action, and the effects (wow!), but there really wasn't much character development. Not even any character growth to speak of, really. (Maybe that was the point?) Additionally, there wasn't really one point at which I "liked" the main character. But the rest was outstanding, so I can forgive those flaws.

    Oh, and not that this was the goal, but it succeeded more than once in getting me to put down the popcorn... just lost my appetite...

    (What is in cat food, anyway?)
     
  4. akm3

    akm3 Well-Known Member

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    I was disappointed. But I did appreciate that at least I wasn't watching some rehash or stupid sequel for a change!

    I was hoping for more Childhood's End and less umm.. less... I'm not sure exactly.

    /edit: A ha! Less Outer Limits 90's remake.
     
  5. Necross

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    Just watched it today:whistle:. The movie was really good :D. Anyone hoping for a sequel?
     
  6. MannishBoy

    MannishBoy Senior Member

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    No. Everything doesn't need to wrap up perfectly for me.
     
  7. witeowl

    witeowl Active Member

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    Hoping? No. I'm not sure where it could go other than typical action movie tripe.

    Expecting? Kinda. There clearly is a set-up, isn't there?
     
  8. Gordo

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    I think District 10 is inevitable...the movie only cost 30 mil to make and has gone on to reap so much more (+100 mil and climbing).
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=district9.htm

    They've given us something that "looks" like it cost so much more. Combine that with a decent sci-fi story and you have a shoo-in for a part deux. I'm guessing if they get Neill Blomkamp again, we will see something that will likely challenge HALO (if that ever gets off the ground). Since the likelihood is bigger is better, they'll go for full on ACTION and the subtle things that make the movie so interesting in concept will be lost. I'm speculating and hoping I'm wrong.

    Avatar has large shoes to fill, if it plans to live up to the photo-real Cameron has been promising in interviews. The trailer suggests otherwise.
     
  9. TonySoprano

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    I am not a big sci fi guy but I really did enjoy this movie

    and there has to be a district 10! lol
     
  10. euan

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    I liked it. I'm surprised to read that it only cost $30m!
     

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