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Actually, I am curious as to what you disliked about the movie.

Quick synopsis of the movie-

Part 1 of 2

Aliens: "Alright guys, we've made it to Earth- NO DON'T PRESS THAT BUTTON!"

Fwoosh

Aliens: "I guess we lost our command module, lets all lay around inside our ship for a few weeks and do nothing at all. Who put that button there, anyway?"

Elsewhere

Apparently Evil, Military Forces: "Well that looks like an alien spaceship, we ought to wait until they do something to do anything."

Three weeks later

Still Apparently Evil, Military Forces: "I know, LET'S CUT A HOLE IN IT!"

Aliens: "Thank you humans, we could not figure out how to get out of our own mother-ship, even after flying several lightyears to get here in it, how can we ever repay you? Also, we can breathe your air now, even though Oxygen is generally a metabolic poison. Who knew?"

Puny humans: "No probs, here's a place for you to live. We call it Garba- ...uhm... District 9!"

Aliens: "Thanks guys, it reminds us of home, even though we are obviously a much more advanced race. You guys mind teaching us English and giving us catfood? We kill for catfood."

20 years later

Wikus: "Haha, I'm burning baby aliens!"

More Evil Military Forces: "Aren't we supposed to gather signatures? OHH GOD HE'S GOT A TIN CAN! CEASE AND DESIST ALIEN SCUM OR WE SHOOT YOU AND YOUR TIN CANS!"

Wikus: "Nah, it's cool, we should burn more babies."

Wikus: "Hey look, alien technology! It looks like pepper spray, I wonder if it feels like it too!?"

*Sprays face*

Wikus: "My EYES!?!?!"

Still Evil Military Forces: "Hey guys, we've gotten 4 signatures. That should be enough for today, right?"

"Sure."

"Yep, sounds good."

"Let's take Wikus to the hospital too."

Wikus: "No! I must have my cheeseburger!"

End Part 1

Yes, I know, that's not exactly how the movie goes. I'm just portraying my view of the movie. Ohh, I almost forgot, -SPOILERS-

Part 2 will be posted tomorrow as I am tired and it is late.

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Hmm, you seem to take the film with such a literal translation of events. As somewhat of a theorizer regarding SciFi and such (alright, somewhat is an understatement. I watch LOST damnit! :P ) I assumed from the beginning that the alien species was mostly likely the last of its kind, or outcasts of their civilization, or were badly damaged enroute to Earth. As such, this disabled communication, their command center, and forced the creatures to quickly adapt.

Just because these aliens do seem to be in control of a space craft capable of going lightspeed does not mean a thing about their intelligence. If you were from 1910's and you saw a horseless carriage capable of going faster than horse carriages, you would marvel at the technology. However today we have dumb hicks who never completed sixth grade yet they have a driving license and are capable of driving a vehicle.

This leaves you with a group of sick and dying aliens living in a non-functioning spacecraft for sometime with no ability of escape. We free them and realize that we are dealing with the dumb hick prisoners of a vastly superior race and we enslave them. Yes, this enslavement isn't given enough justice regarding its developement and there isn't a whole lot to draw upon, but from what I have heard there is a planned sequel so hopefully we get to learn a bit more about this species.

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I know anyone could easily come up with an explanation for everything in the movie, but, for reasons unknown, I just didn't enjoy the movie at all. So I tend to slightly exaggerate the nonsensical parts of the movie. Just slightly. :P

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Actually, I am curious as to what you disliked about the movie.
I really liked District 9, but the language ruined it a lot for me. 151 times they dropped the f-bomb (according to IMDB at least) and that is totally unnecessary in a movie. Apart from that it was brilliant however.

I saw Avatar a few days ago! Really, really good movie. Perhaps not as good as I'd hoped, but when a movie's hyped up like that you tend to set your expectations unrealistically high. The town I live in doesn't have a 3D cinema to watch movies like Avatar on unfortunately, but I think a movie shouldn't need nice 3D effects to make an impression on people anyway :)

One tiny thing that annoyed me the entire movie though, ridiculous as it is, is the use of that damned Papyrus font!! :shock:

Seriously, why bother making the subtitles in Papyrus!? It's not even a nice font either! :evil: :evil:

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awww come on zwicky the f-bomb is best used as an adjective to describe how awesome something is :D

on a side note district 9 was my favorite movie of last year along with inglorious bastards. Both were great in my opinion and that's all that counts for me :D

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oh yeah district 9 is out on dvd

For the love of God, do not buy that movie.

Why not? Seriously, it was the best sci-fi movie of the year. :shock:

(... and yes, I've see Star Trek) :roll:

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Am I the only sane person left? :P

Did you, by any chance, like the movie "Blade Runner" as well? I couldn't stand that movie either and I hear so many good things about it...

Come to think of it, I generally don't like Sci-fi movies. Maybe that's why I'm the only one who disliked District 9. Daybreakers is quasi-SciFi and it looks quite awesome, though.

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Blade Runner would be on my "Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time" list. So, yeah, you should stick to daytime soaps.

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If you say avatar sucks i am gonna have to say you have no taste in movies at all. Even though it is like 3 hours long it is one of the best sci fi movies i have seen in a long time. Oh yeah i agree with boltbait bladerunner is definately in my top ten of sci fi movies.

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The f-bomb is best used as an adjective to describe how awesome something is :D

I hate the F-word. :|

Has anyone seen Brüno? I'm thinking of watching it. My friend said that it's good but best watched alone with the TV turned away from the door so no one can see what's on... :?:

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Avatar was an amazing movie. I'd give it a perfect score, but I thought the story was too predictable. Avatar has already made over a billion dollars and is this 5th movie to ever do that. Titanic is also one of those 5, meaning that James Cameron has two movies that made over a billion dollars worldwide. Wow. What an achievement. :)

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I love the F-Word :?

My written English is very formal and polite, but my spoken English is full of colloquial terms and swear words :oops:

Maybe I should get off YouTube and watch some CNN or BBC instead :D

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I speak almost as polite as I write, though I alter my accent and vocabulary to slightly match the person I'm speaking with. It sounds bad, but really, it isn't.

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The f-bomb is best used as an adjective to describe how awesome something is :D

I hate the F-word. :|

Has anyone seen Brüno? I'm thinking of watching it. My friend said that it's good but best watched alone with the TV turned away from the door so no one can see what's on... :?:

All i can say about bruno is no! I would not recommend you watch that movie especially if you don't like the f-bomb you probably would not like seeing copious amounts of male body parts.... unless your into that kind of thing.

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I watched the movie Freaks (1932) yesterday.

It was a good movie and what a wonderful way to document these human oddities. The extra features on the DVD, where they discuss each person, were quite interesting.

8/10 - highly recommended. Watch this movie and you'll never forget it.

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I just watched Avatar in 3D.

Awesome film: 9/10. But, I could have done without the 3D. In my opinion, it took away more than it added. When I say "took away" I mean, it made the movie harder to watch... more work for me. I would have prefered to see it in IMAX, but the timing wasn't right.

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