What did you think of District 9?

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What did you think of District 9?

Post by The PS3 KILLeR » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:47 am

I really liked it but I mainly went to see it because it's the closest thing the the HALO movie that we might ever see. But I want to know what everybody thinks about it. It was very good for a $30,000,000 movie I think, which isn't as much as you think it is. For a Peter Jackson movie, or for just a modern sci-fi movie really, thats a really low budget. But it made back it's budget plus some, so somepeople out there must really like it, Are you one of them?
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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:11 am

It's impressive for the ninth film in a franchise to still be creating a buzz, but as I missed the first 8 I won't be bothering with it till I catch up.

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:34 am

I know the feeling. I'm still annoyed I missed all the previous Taking of Pelham films, which is quite an accomplishment for somebody who generally thinks they know what's about.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:37 am

Halfshell wrote:I know the feeling. I'm still annoyed I missed all the previous Taking of Pelham films, which is quite an accomplishment for somebody who generally thinks they know what's about.
The numbering in that franchise is very confusing, there's at least two other 123's in the series. Makes more sense than the Rambo franchise titling though...

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:41 am

It's very simple, it goes:

First Blood
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo III
Rambo

What's hard to follow about that? Simples!

Next one will likely be called Rambo 2 and the circle is complete. Actually they'll probably call it First Blood Part V.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:43 am

Ah, they're giving the films the right titles, just not necessarily in the right order.

I see the new Final Destination film is called The Final Destination. The Fast and the Furious franchise has a lot to answer for.

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Post by Sixswitch » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:27 pm

Personally I blame American History X, but I'm sure someone already has.

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Post by Dead Man Wade » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:35 pm

Good movie. Unnecessarily gory at times, but well written and well made. CGI added to the story and characterization rather than trying to gloss over gaps in either.

Certainly worth a look.

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Post by Springer007 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:19 am

now that it is spoiled that there are other films, what are the other film titles so i can watch them in "proper" order before watching District 9? you've all got me as curious as Tom trying to figure out what Jerry is doing...

And on Rambo and other numerical type movies, I find Rambo and Rocky the easiest to remember. And trying to figure out the order to National Lampoon vacation movies is insane. Especially with the constant switching of actors for the various children's roles in the movies.
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Post by Halfshell » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:48 am

Springer007 wrote:now that it is spoiled that there are other films, what are the other film titles so i can watch them in "proper" order before watching District 9?
Swordfish
Queen of the Damned
Eurotrip
Brazil
Heaven's Gate
Teen Wolf
Revolver
The Prestige

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Post by Notabot » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:27 pm

D'oh! See I had watched Teen Wolf before Brazil because of the list at IMDB. That explains why David Bowie's pants didn't make any sense in The Prestige. So does the new one finally wrap up all the loose threads from Eurotrip?

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Post by Springer007 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:01 pm

Halfshell wrote:Swordfish
Queen of the Damned
Eurotrip
Brazil
Heaven's Gate
Teen Wolf
Revolver
The Prestige
i knew i saw random aliens running around within hindsight. most of the films might include a modern day scientologist or two, i am aware of John Travolta in at least one movie, but there might be more. Darn those alien loving hippies! :swirly: No wonder aliens don't know what to do once they land on Earth: probe us or ask us for a cold beer or something...
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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:45 pm

Springer007 wrote: i am aware of John Travolta in at least one movie, but there might be more.
He's been in at least four movies over the years.

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Post by Clay » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:33 pm

Saw it today.

Best movie I've seen all year, even eclipsing Star Trek. It even had a giant robot at the end for Clay!

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:12 am

I will bet good money the giant robot at the end was not there for Clay.

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Post by Blackjack » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:00 pm

Watched it just now. Nice movie, has a concrete(ish) plot, nice CGI and characterization. I like the fact that the aliens don't speak any English... After that funny scene with Storm Shadow in GI Joe...
The robot fight was nice. Impressive, even.

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Post by Transformer Kamen » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:51 am

Well done! I really liked the film; it didn't go at all how I had expected from the trailers. The gore was a bit gratuitous at points, but not overly so, and tight plot kept things rolling. Loved the mecha at the end.

I'd say it's worth a look at the cinema.

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Post by Pun-3X » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:54 am

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very good story, and very nice visually considering they made it for $30,000,000. I brought a friend of mine, and the funny thing was whenever there was some kind of alien gore, she'd turn her head. But when people blew up she seemed pretty enthused. Not sure how to take that.

Hope the movie does well--definitely deserves to. And the main human character is perfect; he is totally NOT what you expect to be any kind of lead, and that really makes his character work as the story progresses.

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Post by The PS3 KILLeR » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:56 pm

Swordfish? Eurotrip? Teen Wolf? :wtf: Come on!! District 9 has nothing to do with those films. I understand it's just a joke but don't poke around with a great film. But it was funny, I give you that:lol:.

BTW! Anyone have an idea on how much it has made now? I know Sony has green lit two more films and a possible videogame. To which Sega, EA, and believe it or not Gearbox are in talks with sony to develop the Game. Which makes me wonder about the Aliens game that was in the works at Gearbox and Sega. If they are fighting about this one does it mean the Aliens game is Canned?
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Post by Halfshell » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:16 am

Quick question for you wacky colonials: Did you really need the constant subtitles when the South Africans and Nigerians were speaking English?

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