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Should I watch "District 9"?

#1  Postby fretmeister » Mar 02, 2010 4:16 pm

Tesco had the Blu-Ray for less than the DVD. (Stupid pricing people. Thank you!)

Any good? Or should I leave it wrapped and give it as a gift to someone I don't like?
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#2  Postby Gawdzilla » Mar 02, 2010 4:19 pm

Don't watch it.


Watch it twice!
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#3  Postby fretmeister » Mar 02, 2010 4:29 pm

Furry muff!

I might put it on tonight then. missus will be asleep and I have to stay up for the last damn tesco delivery!
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#4  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 02, 2010 4:30 pm

It's great. It's gotten a lot of shit, and I'm not really sure why.
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#5  Postby james1v » Mar 02, 2010 4:30 pm

Thought it was quite good, watch it.
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#6  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 4:34 pm

Totally, I liked it loads. I think they had a fairly small budget as well....which tends to make the best sci-fi movies (ie. Moon).
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#7  Postby crank » Mar 02, 2010 4:36 pm

Marvelous movie, not quite like any thing you've seen before ( always a huge positive ), though the main premise is a bit off.
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#8  Postby BlackBart » Mar 02, 2010 5:14 pm

It's very good - it's thrilling a science fiction movie with a political message and a vein of dark humour running through it. Sort of Alien Nation meets The Office.
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#9  Postby laklak » Mar 02, 2010 5:58 pm

loved it, partly because I lived in Joburg for so long and recognized so much of it in the flick.

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#10  Postby j.mills » Mar 02, 2010 7:02 pm

It chews more than it bites off, but it's worth your time, very interesting, with a surprisingly poetic end.
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Re: Should I watch "District 9"?

#11  Postby Wild Weasel » Mar 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Very good film, I like the initial documentary style aspects. Superbly satirical and great special effects. Well worth seeing.

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#12  Postby infiniteentropy » Mar 02, 2010 9:26 pm

I thought it was a really good film, if films can be made this good for this budget then studios should take note and do this more.

The first half of the film was not what I was expecting at all and I really detested the main character.
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#13  Postby Gawdzilla » Mar 02, 2010 10:09 pm

infiniteentropy wrote:I thought it was a really good film, if films can be made this good for this budget then studios should take note and do this more.

The first half of the film was not what I was expecting at all and I really detested the main character.

You're supposed to detest Wickus, that's so the transformation will be even more ironic. He literally married the boss's daughter and get the "big job". Then, in the vivisection lab we find out just how much he cares for his son-in-law. So he goes to Hell for his sins. And finds redemption of a sort there.

Now, they have to come back and fix him up.
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#14  Postby DoctorE » Mar 02, 2010 10:10 pm

Great movie!
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#15  Postby infiniteentropy » Mar 02, 2010 10:13 pm

Gawdzilla wrote:
Now, they have to come back and fix him up.


I hope not, sequels have ruined so many good films.
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#16  Postby HughMcB » Mar 02, 2010 10:16 pm

I thought it was a great film too, so I don't understand how come I saw some people on the "Overrated Movies" thread mentioning it!
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#17  Postby MSU » Mar 02, 2010 10:19 pm

Really excellent, just don't expect a typical storyline. It's on my list of favorite movies
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#18  Postby rachelbean » Mar 02, 2010 10:20 pm

My favorite Sci-Fi since "Children of Men" :grin:
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#19  Postby Gawdzilla » Mar 02, 2010 10:46 pm

infiniteentropy wrote:
Gawdzilla wrote:
Now, they have to come back and fix him up.


I hope not, sequels have ruined so many good films.

And will continue to do so. But the really good movie sequels make up for it.


Like "Return to the Planet of the Apes". :grin:
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Re: Should I watch "District 9"?

#20  Postby Beatrice » Mar 02, 2010 11:35 pm

Loved it!
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