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Old 12-29-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I was disappointed mostly. I was looking for the Ship's captain and crew to wage war on the people of earth and let the carnage continue on...it turned out to be a...blekh...love story?....yawn puke....disgust. glad I didn't see this on the big screen.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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You think D-9 is a love story!?

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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D-9 love story...well it had a man with a wife. I don't recall it being a love story. I went to the theater and seen this...boy did I get ripped off. This move is like B budget move. Not worth it. Came out on DVD yesterday right? Wait until it's put to the two for $1.00 rental...its that bad!
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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So you were expecting to see ID4 remade but were disappointed when it turned out to be what you think is a love story? For what I understand of the movie, it was supposed to be political commentary. Please explain why you thought it was a love story.

If nothing else, the effects are enough to go WOW about. Those aliens were spookily real looking.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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No, it wasn't Twilight or a Quentin Tarantino movie (thankfully, I've seen enough of the 14 year old vampire thing and QT's overkill of gratuituous violence just for the sake of it)...it was a film about the botched workings of the UN, exploitation, and general misery.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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No, it wasn't Twilight or a Quentin Tarantino movie (thankfully, I've seen enough of the 14 year old vampire thing and QT's overkill of gratuituous violence just for the sake of it)...it was a film about the botched workings of the UN, exploitation, and general misery.
Agree, and very well done.
Some movies are made for the big screen and lose some impact in our living rooms. I am glad I saw this one in the theater.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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district 9 was a spoof of a the real district 6 they used aleins instead of people

District Six (Afrikaans Distrik Ses) is the name of a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town, South Africa. It is best known for the forced removal of over 60,000 of its inhabitants during the 1970s by the apartheid regime.

Government officials gave four primary reasons for the removals. In accordance with apartheid philosophy, it stated that interracial interaction bred conflict, necessitating the separation of the races. They deemed District Six a slum, fit only for clearance, not rehabilitation. They also portrayed the area as crime-ridden and dangerous; they claimed that the district was a vice den, full of immoral activities like gambling, drinking, and prostitution. Though these were the official reasons, most residents believed that the government sought the land because of its proximity to the city center, Table Mountain, and the harbor.

On 11 February 1966, the government declared District Six a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act, with removals starting in 1968. By 1982, more than 60,000 people had been relocated to the sandy, bleak Cape Flats township complex some 25 kilometers away. The old houses were bulldozed. The only buildings left standing were places of worship. International and local pressure made redevelopment difficult for the government, however. The Cape Technikon (now Cape Peninsula University of Technology) was built on a portion of District Six which the government renamed Zonnebloem. Apart from this and some police housing units, the area was left undeveloped.
Since the fall of apartheid in 1994, the African National Congress has recognized the older claims of former residents to the area, and pledged to support rebuilding.

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Although set in an alternate Johannesburg, it is inspired by the events surrounding District Six.

to learn more go to District Six, Cape Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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I always avoid movies that look like video games and that have cheesy looking aliens. Hence I don't have any plans to see District 9 or Avatar anytime soon.

Inglorious Basterds and Up were the only good movies of the year (excluding a handful of independent films).
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Will probably watch it tonight since our daughter got it for us from Netflix and wants our opinion before she watches it so will report in tomorrow with our comments.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I guess we have no history of political science buffs here. Because I think the anti-apartheid metaphor in District 9 was so in-your-face obvious and preachy that it put a bit of a damper on an otherwise pretty enjoyable movie for me. The director, of course, is South African, and this was his first movie.
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