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2 hits 3.7 (18 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by AussieMike

District 9 (2009)

Release Date: Friday, August 14 2009
Stars: Sharlto Copley , David James , Jason Cope , Mandla Gaduka , William Allen Young
Genre(s): Sci-Fi

"District 9 (2009)" story, characters and photos © Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)


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12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/14/09 - 11:39:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Saw the premiere last night. Absolutely incredible. Such original material. Jackson did a fabulous job with taking on a mockumentary style for the 45 minutes or so and gradually working it into traditional movie camera angles. And I applaud the writers for addressing some of humanity's natural flaws. What a great theme to go with a great directing staff. Wonderful film. Go see it.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/14/09 - 3:25:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I want to see it so bad.
However, I'm still on leave of absence from my job, so it's not like I can walk up to the theater and get passes
I have to wait until the 21st
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/14/09 - 10:40:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
GOOD MOVIE IS GOOD.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/16/09 - 4:46:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
9/10
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/16/09 - 7:03:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think this should be a pretty decent movie i hope i can see it!!!!
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/16/09 - 11:55:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
The first third was pretty good, even if the apartheid analogy was really really heavy handed.

Then it turned into an action film.

Bleh.

A well done action film, certainly, but it seemed to lose a lot of the social commentary once things started blowing up.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 8/17/09 - 2:19:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Different, satisfying ending, good pacing.

There was a huge gap between Daddy Prawn and his species. I saw a timid scientist on one hand and on the other crazy f-cking animals. That he was supposed to be an emotional link to his kind felt a bit cheap and forced.

I didn't understand why Daddy Prawn worked on an engine when all he needed was the ability to activate the tractor beam.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 8/17/09 - 5:24:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
wNs:

I did notice Christopher was far too human-acting. The body-language he and his son expressed was much much more developed than any of the others, and it was really creepy for an alien to show obviously human-inspired expressivity. In the spirit of consistency, it was definitely a big flaw, but I suspect the general viewership would have been unable to "connect" with the character otherwise.

The Fluid, by the way, I took not as a power source for the engine, but to have some sort of signaling or computational significance (the Fluid itself was obviously biological in nature, and activation of the technology was tied in with their biology in an almost mystical way, after all).
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 8/18/09 - 10:57:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I saw this tonight.

Quite simply, the best science fiction film I have seen in years.

Yes, it is a thinly veiled allegorical look at racial oppression, especially apartheid (much of it was filmed in shanty towns that exist and are populated today). It manages to be gritty and realistic, and extremely moving emotionally.

As a science fiction fan, I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Go and see it.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 8/19/09 - 10:08:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
it was good, i kinda expected it to be better, but it was still awesome
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 8/20/09 - 2:15:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
enjoyable movie
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 8/20/09 - 2:20:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
at WNS



[spoiler]I assumed that christopher was a different class than the others.
at one point they said something about them being stupid workers cut off from leadership.
plus the big ship couldnt move and the tractor beam seemed to shoot striaght down? also without the ship working you couldnt contact the ship?
i dunno
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/21/09 - 1:37:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I want to see it but i hope its not another movie like all the rest. Whatever you do don't watch Knowing unless there is nothing else on haha. I also just watched The Day the Earth Stood Still. It was alright. I want to see 12/12/12 looks good and its based on the Mayan calendar which ends that day. Kinda intriguing. We will see though ;)
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/21/09 - 8:24:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree that the liquid was needed before Christopher could contact the mother ship. It just seems like it'd be easier to just build the com link and an empty hull in order to get hoisted up instead of the theatrics of constructing an engine. But hey, I can't even figure out my digital alarm clock so I'll presume Christopher knew what he was doing. Still a great movie, definitely re-watchable.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/23/09 - 9:13:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Im not always into scifi, but this movie, I liked. Unfortunately, I found myself about 1/3 of the way through wondering if I should vomit in the popcorn tub or get up and try to find the bathroom before I spewed on the floor. I couldnt hand the documentary shooting. I needed a break, and it was just soo much movement.

But other than that...it was brilliant.


I did wonder though if they create nests of babies...why did Christopher only have one child. And the friend...was that his wife? Brother? Just a friend?
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/23/09 - 10:38:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
communal nests?

12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/23/09 - 11:27:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 8/23/09 - 9:13:50 PM CmyChinchila wrote:
Im not always into scifi, but this movie, I liked. Unfortunately, I found myself about 1/3 of the way through wondering if I should vomit in the popcorn tub or get up and try to find the bathroom before I spewed on the floor. I couldnt hand the documentary shooting. I needed a break, and it was just soo much movement. But other than that...it was brilliant. I did wonder though if they create nests of babies...why did Christopher only have one child. And the friend...was that his wife? Brother? Just a friend?


I left with a headache :/
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 8/24/09 - 4:00:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, I hate "shakey cam" with an absloute passion. (Tripods were invented for a reason people!) But this was one film where it didn't seem to bother me so much.

It wasn't as bad as that "Cloverfield" piece of crap.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 8/24/09 - 7:34:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have it on my pc, I dunno, I've heard such good reviews and stuff from friends that I'm a bit afraid of being let down. I think I need to get a bit trashed and have a movie night to see this. I don't know why, just do.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 8/24/09 - 12:23:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
that movie was awesome!
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 8/25/09 - 8:42:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
the last part was awesome with the giant mech robot thing also the weaponry was tight
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 8/25/09 - 10:24:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just saw it, I loved it.

Frankly, I didn't really see much shaky cam, and certainly not enough for some people to want to throw up, unless they are EXTREMELY motion sick.

They must have said "F*ck", like, 18000000000000 times in the movie.

I loved the movie, and would see it again without hesitation.

12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 8/26/09 - 8:06:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I laughed at the bit where
The main guy ended up blowing apart one of the MNU workers with the Alien Weapon, and the alien said F*CK!*
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 8/26/09 - 5:34:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Looks awesome, but can't go until my older sister takes me with her friends.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 8/26/09 - 11:09:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with Malletman about the first third being excellent. The rest was good too... but it just became an action movie.

I was interested in finding out more about the prawns.

Also I too assumed that Christopher and his friend were either another class of prawn or just prawns which were a bit more intelligent and perceptive.

But yeah... it was suggested that the prawns were like a hive species and that the ones on Earth were a workers that were cut off from the "queen" or whatever sits at the top of the chain perhaps...

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