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How many of you have seen this movie?

  1. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Teaser thread! LOL!

    Seriously. I was just wondering how many people saw District 9
    and what you thought of it?

    I just watched it yesterday, and I thought it was one of best
    science fiction movies I have seen in a long time. It started out looking like it was going to kinda suck, and then it really
    catches your attention.

    The whole idea of aliens from another planet living on earth, was certainly creepy. But, there sure are a lot of unanswered
    questions. It seems to me, if these aliens can speak, they would be interested in learning the local language, or, at least learn how to use their own guns! I didn't get that.

    I mean if they were there for 25 years, you would think they
    had better adapt to their new planet. I think if they were living in the United States, and, living in such Chaos,
    We would have sent people in there the first year to straighten
    them out, and at least teach them to live better.

    It was as if the world could have given a crap less about them.
    I think if it was real, the scientific world would have been
    tripping over themselves to find out more about them, and, there
    would be such a huge presense of them, that all this sneaky
    stuff, would be impossible.

    That is the thing I liked most about it. It certainly makes you think. If there is not a sequal to this movie, I would be shocked. It has the potential to go in any direction.

    1. SEO IT! profile image82
      SEO IT!posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I went with my family and they all loved it, but I couldn't get into it for a couple of different reasons.

      The whirring, the grinding, the banging that went on for the first half of it gave me a headache - and then the language... I'm not a prude. I know that people swear and sometimes "gee whiz" just doesn't cut it, but the constant repeating of "f***" put me off where more dialogue could have drawn me in.

      I did appreciate the plot and I thought the story was very smart and probably more realistic than other alien movies in regards to "what would happen if".

      I was emotionally involved near the end, but I wouldn't sit down to watch the movie again unless I muted it and put on subtitles.

      I feel old. lol

    2. trooper22 profile image60
      trooper22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't read the other posts, so pardon me if this is a repeat of something that others have said.

         The way I understood the movie was that the Aliens (Prawns) were casted and that the surviving cast were mostly workabees.  The upper tiered aliens were either killed, or died due to some disease, revolt, or accident.  I didn't see much back story on that line.  That would explain why the aliens were unable to use their weapons though.  The one alien that escaped may have been a leader, or upper cast that was able to assemble the power component to power the ship.  This component also infects the Government guy and set his metamorphosis in motion.  The gist of the story was fairly clear though, and the movie was very well done in my opinion.  I look forward to the sequel which I hope will fill in the blanks.

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      saw it, loved it, will buy it.  smile

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        Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I couldnt remeber if I commented on this already..guess i did. I still think it was awesome!!!!

  2. theageofcake profile image70
    theageofcakeposted 7 years ago

    I really love the premise for this movie, more than I do the movie itself (which about a third of the way through becomes a fun but ultimately superficial action/adventure film).  It certainly worked, but its not something I would call "classic sci fi" as many are professing (the movie most deserving of that title that saw release in 2009 was Doug Jones' Moon). 

    In short, I liked it - didn't love it.

  3. Stevennix2001 profile image93
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    i loved it.  i thought it was a hell of a lot better than those other over hyped sci fi summer films like "transformers" and "g.i. joe" as those films were pure garbage.

  4. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    pure garbage you retarded lol. I like district 9, i hope they make a 2nd movie. What most people dont realise is it was a real story they  just made the characters alien instead of human!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol.  im sorry if my taste for an actual plot makes me retarded.  lol  i just prefer to have a little something to go with my films that display a lot of cleavage and explosions.  lol

  5. DevinG profile image60
    DevinGposted 7 years ago

    I enjoyed it smile

  6. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Awwww....well, it was okay. On a scale of 1-10, ten being best...I rate it a 7. I didn't think the aliens looked real enough. They were to fantasy like. But the special effects were convincing enough for sure. Like the giant craft hovering over Johannesburg. Cool.

  7. yenajeon profile image80
    yenajeonposted 7 years ago

    I hate science fiction but all things considered, it was pretty decent.

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    tequilarosemama4posted 7 years ago

    i watched it and actually wasn't impressed at first then i kinda got into it. i actually think it's a great movie to watch if your into things like that. i think who ever created it had guts for making a movie such as district 9. many kudos on effort

  9. jellydonut25 profile image59
    jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

    as far as 'learning the language' for starters, you learn to HEAR a language before you learn to speak it and conjugate it

    also, it may be PHYSICALLY impossible for the species' to speak each other's languages...

    I absolutely loved D9. It was by far my favorite film from 2009 and one of my favorite sci-fi films ever...i even wrote a fairly extensive hub on it

  10. RachaelLefler profile image98
    RachaelLeflerposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I really loved District 9. It had everything I want in a movie, pretty much.

  11. Padrino profile image55
    Padrinoposted 7 years ago

    I liked it better than the hurt locker or inglorious basterds.

  12. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I haven't watched it and had no desire to see it. wink

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    JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago

    I loved it. I thought it would be another blow everything up, and they're coming to get us alien movie, but it was really different. Imaginative even.

    But it got really bad reviews.

  14. ipod-lounge profile image55
    ipod-loungeposted 7 years ago

    I started watching it but it was too weird for me.  I wanted to like it.

  15. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    It's very good.  Not great, but good enough that I bought it and will watch it ever now and then.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, at first I was like "This movie sucks!"  But I actually did end up liking it.  Interesting movie.

  17. alternate poet profile image69
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    I liked the home-made feel to it and the way it was made around the simple anti-racist message it conveys rather than complicate the basic message with the plot.

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    khmohsinposted 7 years ago

    I watched that movie and found it very interesting. Mostly science fiction movies are less realistic. But this movie is the first which shows not only fiction also the sensations.

  19. leeberttea profile image54
    leebertteaposted 7 years ago

    I saw it and thought it was okay.

  20. Flowerbee profile image42
    Flowerbeeposted 7 years ago

    I thought it was really good. Interesting and captivating the first time you see it. It is not a "pretty" movie tho, it has this real life but ugly gritty feel to it, so I probably wouldn't watch it again too often. Great movie though.