Post # 1
Anybody see District 9 this weekend? Great movie and very thought provoking. It’s not your typical alien movie. There is the usual killing and blowing up of people/things but it also deals heavily with the social aspect. I don’t want to say too much and give the story away. Just wondering what everyone else thought about it.
Post # 3
Hubby and I tried to see it last night but tickets were sold out 🙁 (unless we wanted to hang around doing nothing until a midnight showing lol) We will hopefully see it soon though, maybe next weekend.
Post # 4
We bought our tickets a couple of hours ahead of time.
Post # 5
I saw it (Fiancee and I did a double feature, that was his pick, my pick was Ponyo!)contrast much?
What I took from the “underlying meaning” socially I disagreed with and thought was lame…
I took the “meaning” to be that people who do bad things are only a product of their environment, and they only do bad things because they have to in order to survive. Which I think to a point it’s true, but moreso it is something too many people use as a scapegoat and an excuse… I think it’s only true for a small small percentage, and the rest are just too lazy to try to rise above their surroundings/upbringing.
I guess this hit home for me because, if I were to be a product of my upbringing and surroundings… if I had not chosen to be different, to work my ass off to get out of it and to be strong… then I would be a criminal crackhead prostitue right now. No joke. My parents are BAD people… and if what the movie hinted at, “The man/system just keeps you down.” is true, then if I were that crackhead prostitute, then I would probably be in jail, too.
I think that who you become is strictly a reflection of your choices. I chose to be better. I’m sick of people using excuses.
*steps off soapbox*
On a different note about the movie though, this is the only alien movie I’ve seen where they give the alien a sense of humanity, it isn’t strictly this bloodthirsty, human dismembering crazy monster of doom. 🙂 Oh, and the makeup people did an awesome job with Wikus’s arm!
Post # 6
I really enjoyed it!
I thought there were massive plotholes which greatly detracted from my enjoyment… until I saw this interview with the director explaining the backstory (spoiler warning!):
I think the social commentary was more around the forced eviction from slums – something very similar happened in Cape Town in the 70’s to District 6:
Post # 7
I can enjoy a good alien movie. “Independence Day” rocked and is/was my personal favorite. I don’t want a political alien movie.
I really want to see this but if it’s not going to entertain me, then it’s a no-go.
I see too much real life in my line of work and like escapism in my entertainment!
Post # 8
I’m different. I don’t like sci-fi unless it has a point. My dad and Fiance love action movies so I will go with them to this one b/c I heard it’s got lots of action. I think it’s a good blend for attracting thinkers and ‘doers’. 🙂
Post # 9
The movie is entertaining and not heavy handed… the final 1/3 of the movie has a ton of action too.
It’s pretty graphic though. It’s not quite a horror film… but it definitely earns its R rating!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Hmmm the Fiance and I were considering a night out at the movies tonight to catch this…interesting thoughts everyone!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I was slightly dissappointed, but this happens when a movie is hyped up a lot. I did like the concept, but thought it all seemed somewhat familiar in the end.
Post # 12
That’s really interesting, Mr. Bee! It makes me feel a little better about the underlying meaning. I had never heard of District 6 in Cape Town!