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District 9

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zxspectrum, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    If anyone is considering watching this film, dont ive just turned it off afer about 50 mins. Its been made like a documetary where we encounter a race of aliens who have more asbos than a southerner lol

    Plot and story line way too thin save your money and have a maccys instead.

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  2. Phoenix
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    Hmm
    I actually quite enjoyed the movie, and recently picked it up on Blu Ray for $20

    I enjoyed the take and delivery, the documentary feel was well done

    Big guns is always fun too!
     
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  3. zebulebu

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    Thanks for that. As a counter-argument, I'd say that it's one of the best films I saw last year - so ignore the above 'advice' and see it if you get the chance.
     
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  4. supernova

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    Did you know that District 9 was a salvage job by peter jackson, really its a bi-product of jacksons Halo movie project that didn't happen. In fact you can see many elements of the Halo world in it.
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    It's on my Love Film list...

    :oops:
     
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  6. delorean

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    For me personally it was the best movie of 2009. Mr Copely looks set for a bright future going by District 9's success and the awesome A-Team trailer released today.

    I actually wrote a review of District 9 on my blog some time ago, you can check it out if you wish. :)
     
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  7. jk2447

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    Maybe its a Liverpool thing Spectrum because I don't have any friends or family up here who thought its was more than 'just alright' other than myself. I thought it was really good but not amazing. The fellas South African accent got on my nerves to tell you the truth and I normally don't mind it. Effects of people bursting were brilliant and the prawns in general plus the suit scene at the end was ace.
     
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  8. DC Pr0Mo

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    Each to their own i guess, i fell asleep watching this. one of the worst films i've half watched.
     
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  9. westernkings

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    You know why that is don't you JK? It has foreigners in it :D If it ain't about the Beatles, you ain't interested :twisted:

    I actually thought it was a pretty good film, I know a lot of people that try to find the left wing bloody "It's about the apartheid and all that jargon, when you just need to accept it for what it is, a pretty well done film. I liked the whole thing. One of the lesser parts of the storyline being that his wife's dad trying to kill him.
     
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  10. onoski

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    Thanks for the positive feedbacks and can't wait to get this on blu ray now:)
     
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  11. cisco lab rat

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    District 9 was a great film if you took it at face value, Aliens, exo-skelenton Robots, people exploding!! What more could you ask for in a movie although it did lack a car chase which in my opinion would have been quite nice to see.

    If you want to see a film that will cause you to punch yourself repeatedly I would say that 2012 would be the one. I could not believe that such horse s**t could be released. I could not get out of my seat due to the fact that my punching myself had caused me to all lose motor functions.

    I think 2012 was filmed by people wearing blindfolds and ear defenders.

    All I can say is watch 2012 if you want to watch a film made by lunatics and morons. It was worse than "Hancock" , "battle field earth" and "10,000bc" put together

    Joe
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

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    i say if you going to give a review, do a more constructive one rather than a 3 line jobbo!
     
  13. derkit

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    whilst I haven't seen the film - I think you should replace Jonathon Ross as reviewer - nearly had hot coffee over my monitor!
     
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  14. delorean

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    I cannot believe my eyes but District 9 is nominated for 4 Oscar's this year including Best Picture! Absolutely delighted, I hate awards shows especially the Oscars but for once a great movie has been nominated for the top award. I hope it wins!

    And for those of you who still have not seen the movie, do you have any real excuse not to now? :biggrin

    http://www.imdb.com/features/rto/2010/oscars
     
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    Yes. I'm lazy.
     
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  16. Phoenix
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    Yeha, so
    I liked all of those movies too
    in fact, I pride myself in being the only person on earth to like Battlefield Earth ;)
     
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  17. jk2447

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    Ah wow I thought 10000BC and BE stunk, you best hope your mrs doesn't find out you like them ha ha Mine would leave me ha
     
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  18. Becki

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    must admit i did think it was a class film - might even get it on blu-ray
     
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  19. skulkerboyo

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    After almost suffering through the turd that was transformers (switched it off after the millionth explody swirling loud scene) I was apprehensive about district 9 but turned out to be one of the best films I've seen in ages.

    You want to see a bad film watch the Wicker man remake
     
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  20. SimonD

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    Actually I much preferred the book but Battlefield Earth was ok.

    As far as District 9 goes, it's a proper Sci Fi movie and should be taken as such.
     
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