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    someone on fandango gave it a bad review based on the trailer, as in without seeing the movie...why would anyone do that?

    I however am very excited and going to see it within the next week.

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    I've heard it's pretty good. I'm excited.

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    Is it better than V?
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    [quote=iamlucky13;9492016]Is it better than V?[/QUOTE]

    ^^^^Being re-made as we speak.
    My daughter saw it yesterday and told me this,"You know how "Alien" was a break-through film for Horror/Sci-Fi? Well, even though there were alot of great films since "Alien", District 9 IS the next break-through film since "Alien".
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I saw this movie this evenning and really really hated it from the start. I value life quite a lot and when I see Aliens/People dying for no reason it really just riles me up. I dont know maybe its the fact that its africa and no one with power really cares about rights. I didnt like how the cat food was some kind of "treat" for the aliens.

    I had a hard time telling if this movie was serious or not. I think roger ebert says it well. Even though Im really angry he gave it 3 stars.

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    Who are these aliens? Where did they come from? How did their ship apparently run out of power (except what’s necessary to levitate its massive tonnage?). No one asks: They’re here, we don’t like them, get them out of town. There doesn’t seem to be a lot to like. In appearance, they’re loathsome, in behavior disgusting and evoke so little sympathy that killing one is like — why, like dropping a 7-foot lobster into boiling water.
    one last point. if the aliens had all these superior weapons and a large cache was with the warlord and in general just hanging around. why didnt they fight back from their oppressors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    Is it better than V?
    V sucked. Hard.

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    I just went to see District 9, and it was really good. It had a lot of meaty ethical subtext, which is pretty rare in sci fi past the very superficial and hamfisted nowadays, and it did not rely on Hollywood cliche's to resolve situations, which is even more rare. Very surprised by this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Mo View Post
    I saw this movie this evenning and really really hated it from the start. I value life quite a lot and when I see Aliens/People dying for no reason it really just riles me up. I dont know maybe its the fact that its africa and no one with power really cares about rights. I didnt like how the cat food was some kind of "treat" for the aliens.

    I had a hard time telling if this movie was serious or not. I think roger ebert says it well. Even though Im really angry he gave it 3 stars.



    one last point. if the aliens had all these superior weapons and a large cache was with the warlord and in general just hanging around. why didnt they fight back from their oppressors?
    I know it this thread will probably eventually have more spoilers.

    But I didn't appreciate reading that part about cat food, I stopped reading the rest just FYI.
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    i wanna see it.

    when i first saw the trailer i thought it was a starcraft movie.
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    Kiu. You can read the rest lol. He's basically pointing out the flaws of the storyline. Every movie has them and the excuse is always, "It's a movie."
    Overall I thought the movie was fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Mo View Post
    I saw this movie this evenning and really really hated it from the start. I value life quite a lot and when I see Aliens/People dying for no reason it really just riles me up. I dont know maybe its the fact that its africa and no one with power really cares about rights. I didnt like how the cat food was some kind of "treat" for the aliens.

    I had a hard time telling if this movie was serious or not. I think roger ebert says it well. Even though Im really angry he gave it 3 stars.



    one last point. if the aliens had all these superior weapons and a large cache was with the warlord and in general just hanging around. why didnt they fight back from their oppressors?
    OK, lets get this right, one of the reasons you "hated" the movie was that fact that the aliens thought cat food made a great treat? How do you know what alien may or may not like? How do any of us know what aliens may or may not like? I figure its open to the imagination. Which is what Sci-Fi is all about.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
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    Is it better than V?
    ^^^^Being re-made as we speak.
    Heaven spare us.

    Actually, wait a second...wasn't the remake called Independence Day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    I just went to see District 9, and it was really good. It had a lot of meaty ethical subtext, which is pretty rare in sci fi past the very superficial and hamfisted nowadays, and it did not rely on Hollywood cliche's to resolve situations, which is even more rare. Very surprised by this one.
    In that case, have you seen Children of Men? It's probably the most under-appreciated movie I've ever seen. It never actually addresses, but it brings up a lot of ethical issues that we typically take for granted, it obfuscates the recognition heroes, and it has a gritty style of realism to it that filmmakers like Bruckheimer and Bay wouldn't even recognize as realism.

    And it has Michael Caine in it.
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    I saw it. I liked it, but I couldn't help thinking it was a thinly-veiled Palestinian sympathy film.

    And yes there were some intentionally disturbing aspects of the movie meant to make you uncomfortable in order to illustrate moral dilemmas, which is likely why they chose to make the subjects non-human. I don't know why any movie reviewer would get mad about this movie unless they are unable to put the movie into context, in which case they have no business reviewing movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    Heaven spare us.

    Actually, wait a second...wasn't the remake called Independence Day?
    Nah, in "V" they faked like they wanted to be pals with humans, in Independence day the aliens went right to the point, they wanted humans to die, period.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo2L View Post
    I saw it. I liked it, but I couldn't help thinking it was a thinly-veiled Palestinian sympathy film.

    And yes there were some intentionally disturbing aspects of the movie meant to make you uncomfortable in order to illustrate moral dilemmas, which is likely why they chose to make the subjects non-human. I don't know why any movie reviewer would get mad about this movie unless they are unable to put the movie into context, in which case they have no business reviewing movies.
    It's more a statement on Apartheid. Think about it....it takes place in South Africa and the aliens are only allowed in a specific ghetto.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    It's more a statement on Apartheid. Think about it....it takes place in South Africa and the aliens are only allowed in a specific ghetto.....
    Yeah possibly. I just figured the Palestinian issue is more current. Maybe it's both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo2L View Post
    I saw it. I liked it, but I couldn't help thinking it was a thinly-veiled Palestinian sympathy film.

    And yes there were some intentionally disturbing aspects of the movie meant to make you uncomfortable in order to illustrate moral dilemmas, which is likely why they chose to make the subjects non-human. I don't know why any movie reviewer would get mad about this movie unless they are unable to put the movie into context, in which case they have no business reviewing movies.
    Humans can't stand admitting that treating other humans like **** is wrong, so they use aliens or animals in the place of humans in film, I guess when they see it done to aliens or animals its easier to exept/understand.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Humans can't stand admitting that treating other humans like **** is wrong, so they use aliens or animals in the place of humans in film, I guess when they see it done to aliens or animals its easier to exept/understand.
    Huh? I think they chose aliens in lieu of people for easier consumption of disturbing topics by the masses. I believe it was less an alien movie, and more an exploration of the horrors of persecution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Mo View Post
    I saw this movie this evenning and really really hated it from the start. I value life quite a lot and when I see Aliens/People dying for no reason it really just riles me up. I dont know maybe its the fact that its africa and no one with power really cares about rights. I didnt like how the cat food was some kind of "treat" for the aliens.

    I had a hard time telling if this movie was serious or not. I think roger ebert says it well. Even though Im really angry he gave it 3 stars.



    one last point. if the aliens had all these superior weapons and a large cache was with the warlord and in general just hanging around. why didnt they fight back from their oppressors?
    You should stay away from all adult movies and just stick with Pixar stuff.


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    In that case, have you seen Children of Men? It's probably the most under-appreciated movie I've ever seen. It never actually addresses, but it brings up a lot of ethical issues that we typically take for granted, it obfuscates the recognition heroes, and it has a gritty style of realism to it that filmmakers like Bruckheimer and Bay wouldn't even recognize as realism.

    And it has Michael Caine in it.
    I liked Children of Men a whole heck of a lot as well.
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    Originally Posted by ilikebikes Humans can't stand admitting that treating other humans like **** is wrong, so they use aliens or animals in the place of humans in film, I guess when they see it done to aliens or animals its easier to exept/understand.


    Huh? I think they chose aliens in lieu of people for easier consumption of disturbing topics by the masses. I believe it was less an alien movie, and more an exploration of the horrors of persecution.

    Huh?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Yes! I want to see it soon, but the gf wanted to watch The Time Travelers Wife today. Good movie as well, I recommend it.

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    Saw it yesterday afternoon, it was ok. (really cool though was that I have not seen a movie in the theater for AGES!) However the "racial" overtones were quite beaten into me ... a lot. Some pretty good effects though. And not to divulge too much about the movie - all I will say about some of those weapons and accessories are ...

    I want one, that one this one and HOLY CRAP - that one over thar too.

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