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District 9...who else has seen this movie?

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"An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology."

 

My DS introduced me to it.

 

I don't want to "spoil it" for anyone but it was so moving to me. I saw so much of what our country and world is experiencing right now reflected in the movie.

 

Trying to see the world from another's POV and vantage point, and the destruction that happens when we don't.

 

It'd be good for older teens and families who are OK with rated R movies and violence.

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Yeah, that was a great film. It definitely was one that stuck with me. And it's interesting that it was South African.

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It was a really good movie - I liked the social commentary that wasn't ridiculously heavy handed and made the point well. I also urge folks who enjoy sci fi and action movies to see it.

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Yeah, that was a great film. It definitely was one that stuck with me. And it's interesting that it was South African.

Yeah. The writer-director also wrote-directed Elysium.

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Oh, I meant to see Elysium and I never did... I should see if it's streaming (or stick it on our Netflix dvd queue).

 

ETA: Not streaming (other than to rent). Oh well. DVD queue it is I guess.

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Really liked it for the above reasons. Certainly not a feel-good movie but a very good and thought-provoking movie.

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One of my favorites for that year! Good with a study of apartheid, too. Shows the "dehumanization" (quotes because not human) process quite well--so easy to treat others poorly when we think of them as less.

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"An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology."

 

My DS introduced me to it.

 

I don't want to "spoil it" for anyone but it was so moving to me. I saw so much of what our country and world is experiencing right now reflected in the movie.

 

Trying to see the world from another's POV and vantage point, and the destruction that happens when we don't.

 

It'd be good for older teens and families who are OK with rated R movies and violence.

 

 

Yes.  I loved it.  I couldn't stop thinking about it for months.  I even went and bought a DVD of it because I had to process it all again.  It is hard to talk about without giving spoilers, but.... the story is so poignant -- in a decidedly non-smarmy way.  I still don't know quite how I feel about the main character's fate.  It was certainly thought-provoking, that's for sure.

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I thought it was really well done. I didn't like Elysium at all, I thought it was trite. District 9 was less heavy handed, and made the point more effectively.

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We saw it and bought the dvd when it first came out, but haven't watched it in years. Now might be a good time to re-watch it.

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