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District 9

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  1. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Has anyone seen the new movie Distric 9. I have heard a ton of good things about it and it has a 9.1/10 on IMDB.com.
  2. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    It's pretty dang good. Blomkamp is going to be a major film director! The movie starts off and most of it is kinda like a documentary. The FX were awesome. For $30mil, it was cooler and had better fx than gi joe and transformers that cost 6 times as much. Alot of crazy gore, like exploding bodies etc. Some of the weapons looked straight out of video games...like unreal tournament. So awesome....even had a anti gravity gun...funny what they use as the ammo. One of the coolest things is the alien mech, you can see it in the trailer....SOOOO friggin cool. After watching it, you'll never want to visit south africa though :lmao2:

    I'd give it 9/10.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Going to see it tonight.
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    kmp, did it have a strong plot or is it just an action movie?
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I'll be seeing it this weekend, probably Sunday, so I'll post some impressions soon.
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Absolutely fantastic movie. Like nothing I've ever seen before, that's for sure. I've been intrigued by this guy for a while and then that Halo thing came out and it was obvious he was going to take something to the next level.

    Hopefully he becomes as prolific as he is original.
  7. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Very good movie. Definitely unique and original. The main actor and directing was very good.
  8. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Thanks for the reviews, Im going to see it this afternoon.
  9. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I'm going to see it this evening (check my three month old avatar). I would've gone yesterday, but my old ball-and-chain wanted me to wait until today so that she could go with me. Wives. :mad:

    Sorry lady posters. Just blowing off some steam. :eek:: :D
  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat. I'm going to a movie this morning while she's at work and asked her what I could see, and that was the one she mentioned that she wanted to see. Thankfully she doesn't care if I see The Goods without her, so I'll be seeing that. Hope it's at least half as good as The Hangover.

    Will have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to see D9, not paying $10 a ticket for weekend evening prices, $5 is much better.
  11. DCgirl13

    DCgirl13 New Member

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    I can't wait to see it. We are going tonight and I have a feeling it will be a full house at the movies. Then we are off for some fun at Dave and Busters!
  12. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Great movie, sound and special effects are outstanding. I heard that this is the first movie for both the lead actor and director. If so, they did a great job.
  13. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    huh? I thought it was called "District 9"?

    or is this a separate movie?
  14. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Nice. :)

    I thought that it was a very good movie, but it wasn't an excellent one in my opinion. It was a great reflection of basic human nature though and that's where most of my praise flows from. After the movie ended, I found myself wanting it to have integrated more details about the MNU and the aliens themselves.

    The bittersweet ending was a great touch too. Three years, folks. Three years. ;) :D
  15. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Great movie and lived up to all the hype.

    I wonder if there will be a second movie.

    These guys are going to make a ton of money off of this film.
  16. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    I think they will. Christopher has to keep his promise.
  17. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Hope the DVD is out by Christmas.
  18. Warick

    Warick Member

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    Hmmm.. I think I will have to check this movie out. The trailer looks very interesting. I hate going to movie theaters, but may have to make an exception here. :)
  19. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    Went to it last nite....

    I thought it was a pretty good movie.....its not worthy of a 9 + rating on imdb.com IMHO tho

    For the budget they spent its real good......the story is unique but alot of questions and no answers.....maybe the sequel will explain more......



    7/10 :)
  20. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Just saw it. The documentary camera style (jerky handheld) reminded me a bit of Cloverfield.

    The premise of the movie didn't work for me. I kept thinking that if aliens and their craft were in Johannesburg, there is no way that the South African government would maintain control of the entire operation for over 20 years. There would be a major international presence (e.g., U.N. / U.S. / E.U.).

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