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"District 9" - anyone else seen it?

Old Sep 28th 2009, 3:46 pm
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I'd love a second opinion. Deanlette dragged me off to see it at the Tunbridge Wells Odeon (I know, I know) last week. It's a South African production, but was financed by a Kiwi (Peter 'Lord Of The Rings' Jackson, mainly).

From a very irritating first ten minutes (newsreel-style interviews and reports highlighting the background story), it soon developed (for me at any rate) into a very good film indeed.

Aliens in a squalid district in Johannesburg (the apartheid parallels are obvious but never dwelt on) who are subjected to an eviction order... the official leading the eviction team gets exposed to some sort of weird liquid, and starts to transform into one of the aliens..........

Genuinely gripping in many ways, and one of the most unusual films I've ever seen.

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Default Re: "District 9" - anyone else seen it?

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I'd love a second opinion. Deanlette dragged me off to see it at the Tunbridge Wells Odeon (I know, I know) last week. It's a South African production, but was financed by a Kiwi (Peter 'Lord Of The Rings' Jackson, mainly).

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I heard it was based on a Scotch town
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I heard it was based on a Scotch town
A Scotch town?

Such as Glenmorangie?

By the way, the principal alien is not called 'Throog' or 'Nebulo' or something.

He's called Christopher Johnson..............
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A Scotch town?

Such as Glenmorangie?

By the way, the principal alien is not called 'Throog' or 'Nebulo' or something.

He's called Christopher Johnson..............
Went to see this about a month ago. I really enjoyed it. Look forward to the sequel.
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Default Re: "District 9" - anyone else seen it?

Yup , likewise, the first ten or so mins are a bit distracting, but thought it was a great film, really enjoyed it.

Apparently, the director gave the lead part to his best mate, for no reason other than that, but thought he was great.
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An extremely disturbing movie...Took me a minimum of 24 hours to get myself back together...
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So it's worth persevering with? I switched it off after about 8 mins. Those Saffer accents are grating though.

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So it's worth persevering with? I switched it off after about 8 mins. Those Saffer accents are grating though.

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I honestly thought it was superb... and oddly moving.
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Thanks. I may have another look at it then.

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Thanks. I may have another look at it then.

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Yea - and after a while you don't notice the Yarpie accents............
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Yea - and after a while you don't notice the Yarpie accents............
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Default Re: "District 9" - anyone else seen it?

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I honestly thought it was superb... and oddly moving.
There's a plan for the weekend... Looked good on the trailer...
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I honestly thought it was superb... and oddly moving.
Agreed

Didn't know what to expect, saw a poster, wanted to see a movie and didn't like/saw most of the other ones already so there I went. Almost walked out in the first 10 minutes, but stuck with it and wasn't dissapointed in the end
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Its fokken lecker..
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Old Oct 2nd 2009, 8:01 pm
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Yep, good movie! However, now that is a back-lash against it by Africans who claim it is detrimental to townships. Like, wtf can be positive about townships????
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