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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:05:32 PM   
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Have we all forgotton the "lets invade a planet that consists of 70% of stuff that will kill us" aliens of Signs?

Now they were dumb.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:07:26 PM   
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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:15:08 PM   
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Have we all forgotton the "lets invade a planet that consists of 70% of stuff that will kill us" aliens of Signs?

Now they were dumb.



But they were a raiding party, or whatever Tech said.


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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:16:23 PM   
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This little beaut.






FOR SHAME KAZ!


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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:18:38 PM   
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Have we all forgotton the "lets invade a planet that consists of 70% of stuff that will kill us" aliens of Signs?

Now they were dumb.




These dudes weren't too bright either as it turned out. And they DEFINITELY take the prize for worst design



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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:26:57 PM   
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How the heck were they defeated, I completely forgot.

EDIT...MY 15000th post and it had to be about Battlefield Earth.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 3:34:40 PM   
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Yeah me too actually, but I do remember them leaving their weapons and shit lying around for the enslaved humans to steal, and Barry Pepper defeats them all, doesn't exactly vouch for their brightness. And anyone who wears codpieces that make them look like tripods must be a couple of cans short of a sixpack

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 5:09:44 PM   
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Yeah, I actually thought about them after I posted that, not too bright are they
Neither are the aliens in ID4, what having their world destruction plan ruined by a computer virus There are exceptions of course, but ultimately I think D9 did well to give me something unique as far as the 'prawns' go.

20 years is a long time man, I liked Action Jackson 20 years ago


that wrecked my head, a civilisation can build mile wide spaceships, a 15 mile wide mothership, construct weapons big enough to level entire cities with a single blast and a massive arsenal of warships but they're beaten because they dont have a fucking firewall on their computer system?! my pc wont connect to a printer at the best of times never mind a fucking alien warship


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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 28/9/2009 5:28:31 PM   
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Yeah, I actually thought about them after I posted that, not too bright are they
Neither are the aliens in ID4, what having their world destruction plan ruined by a computer virus There are exceptions of course, but ultimately I think D9 did well to give me something unique as far as the 'prawns' go.

20 years is a long time man, I liked Action Jackson 20 years ago


that wrecked my head, a civilisation can build mile wide spaceships, a 15 mile wide mothership, construct weapons big enough to level entire cities with a single blast and a massive arsenal of warships but they're beaten because they dont have a fucking firewall on their computer system?! my pc wont connect to a printer at the best of times never mind a fucking alien warship



Exactly It's so unfathomably moronic, I wonder who came up with the idea, Emmerich or Devlin?

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 29/9/2009 11:14:58 AM   
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I just love the idea that an alien race uses a windows (or was it mac?) based operating system on their ships, its just insane, ID4 is good fun but thats one of the stupidest plot points in movie history

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 6/10/2009 4:45:51 PM   
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Copley was magnificent in this. I hated the little bastard's actions when he knocked Christopher out and left him outside the ship - one of those moments where you mutter "you fucking twat...", but then he redeems himself with the moment he swats the surface-to-air missile out of the sky before it hits the smaller ship.

Did anyone else do a fist pump in the air at that moment, or was that just me?

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 7/10/2009 1:59:39 PM   
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Copley was magnificent in this. I hated the little bastard's actions when he knocked Christopher out and left him outside the ship - one of those moments where you mutter "you fucking twat...", but then he redeems himself with the moment he swats the surface-to-air missile out of the sky before it hits the smaller ship.

Did anyone else do a fist pump in the air at that moment, or was that just me?


Fuckin' A, I could not agree more, I was steaming at that point, thinking, "you stupid fuck! you ruined everything!" He really is a complete douchebag for much of the film, but he makes good.

And it's a yes to the last comment too

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 7/10/2009 2:47:04 PM   
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Loved that bit. As much as I was throwing my fists in the air at that point I was nearly bawling like a baby when they brought out an innocent prawn and forced Wikkus to shoot it. Waaaaahhhh!!!

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 7/10/2009 2:50:56 PM   
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Loved that bit. As much as I was throwing my fists in the air at that point I was nearly bawling like a baby when they brought out an innocent prawn and forced Wikkus to shoot it. Waaaaahhhh!!!


How fucking tense were those scenes, holy shit, everytime he was prodded to shoot the gun I winced, and then the horrible murder, his reactions to it..Christ.
It's a dynamite flick, but damn is it hard on the nerves.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 9/10/2009 11:47:41 AM   
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Loved that bit. As much as I was throwing my fists in the air at that point I was nearly bawling like a baby when they brought out an innocent prawn and forced Wikkus to shoot it. Waaaaahhhh!!!


How fucking tense were those scenes, holy shit, everytime he was prodded to shoot the gun I winced, and then the horrible murder, his reactions to it..Christ.
It's a dynamite flick, but damn is it hard on the nerves.


The animation on the prawn he kills is great as well, that look of "umm...what are you doing?" that he gives Wikus is heartbreaking


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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 31/12/2009 3:09:19 PM   
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Finally watched this last night, and it was fokken' brilliant.

It was a harder watch than I was expecting, but it was fantastic. Copley gives an aweaome performance, particularly for someone whop hasn't acted before.

This is up there with Moon for me as movie of the year.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 31/12/2009 4:07:21 PM   
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I thought it was great to see an alien visitation/invasion film that portrayed extra terrestrial visitors going somewhere other than America, although I know this was down to the Apartheid comparisons more than anything else. This was the first Blu Ray that I bought and I loved it, but the thing that got to me was  how it managed to be a mixture of genres and type of story telling. Mockumentary, action spliced sci-fi, comedy, harrowing drama, body horror and a dose poignancy, it was terrific and I don't know about anyone else, but the final scene left me a bit misty eyed.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 2/1/2010 7:30:43 PM   
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Have we all forgotton the "lets invade a planet that consists of 70% of stuff that will kill us" aliens of Signs?

Now they were dumb.


They weren't invading to stay though... they were invading to harvest... they always planned to fuck off afterwards.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 2/1/2010 7:40:36 PM   
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Have we all forgotton the "lets invade a planet that consists of 70% of stuff that will kill us" aliens of Signs?

Now they were dumb.


They weren't invading to stay though... they were invading to harvest... they always planned to fuck off afterwards.


Yeah, but even the very fact that they invaded and seemed to not understand the concept of clothing for protection.

Another thing I liked about D9 - the Prawns wore clothes.

I don't know about anyone else, but I would be happy if there wasn't a sequel to this.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 2/1/2010 7:41:59 PM   
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Yeah, I don't want a sequel, either. Don't think it'll capture the fresh joy of the original.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 2/1/2010 8:59:28 PM   
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I really enjoyed District 9. Very refreshing take on aliens and excellent CGI. Didn't look too overdone and didn't look fake and crappy. It was spot on. The guy playing Wikkus was great, especially seeing as its his first role.
I agree with you guys, leave it as a standalone movie. No sequels.


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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 7/1/2010 1:28:13 AM   
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So much better than Avatar

I just want the director to go on to make the Halo trilogy movie we all kinda deserve.


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RE: District 9 - 17/1/2010 7:46:52 AM   
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Anyway, I'll go as far as to call District 9 one of the best sci-flicks ever made. Show the love.



Hell yeah, this is an amazing movie. The FX was incredibly realistic, and I absolutely loved the plot. Sharlto Copley's performance should probably win an Oscar; he was brilliant in this movie. He played his role to such perfection that he was the one that actually carried the whole movie along. You can't get that quality with most Hollywood actors. The ending action sequence was amazing too! The tension really hypes up in the last several minutes! I was worried about the ending, but I actually think that's one of the best movie ending's in years. It was just so strong and fitting. I hope the sequel will be just as good, but I still don't think they have to make one. It would be good to keep this just on its own - the classic.

One of my all-time faves. It should get nominated for multiple Oscars.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 17/1/2010 7:49:29 AM   
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Your right, Scott. People ended up shaking fists at the crew of this movie just because from a debut director and an actor who never acted before and a low budget they showed Holloywood how to make proper movies - this is going to become regarded as a classic, I betcha!

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 17/1/2010 12:41:35 PM   
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Nice to see some more love for District 9. Keep it comin'

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 18/1/2010 8:22:52 PM   
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watched the Blu-Ray last night, after viewing the film in the cinema on release

a VERY good film, easily one of the best of 2009 alongside Star Trek

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 19/1/2010 11:43:27 PM   
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It features the second greatest scene of self-mutilation (after you know what) and come the end Sharlto Copley has reached Bruce Campbell levels of having the shit kicked out of him. Add in a final 30 minutes which seems  like old school Verhoeven on crack (the Alien weaponary is just so awesome it makes me want to pee) and, well, that was just divine! 

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 20/1/2010 7:22:58 AM   
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To think that Copley improvised all of his lines! The guy never acted before! What a talent! I can't wait to see what he does with the character of  Murdock in the A-Team!

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 20/1/2010 9:22:07 AM   
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Add in a final 30 minutes which seems  like old school Verhoeven on crack (the Alien weaponary is just so awesome it makes me want to pee) and, well, that was just divine!


Absolutely, the final 30 minutes are hyper-tense, and fuck yeah, those weapons are cool. It was awesome reading in Empire about the 'Organ-Sampler' weapon that unfortunately didn't make it into the flick (well, maybe it would have been a touch much)

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  To think that Copley improvised all of his lines! The guy never acted before! What a talent! I can't wait to see what he does with the character of  Murdock in the A-Team!


It's incredible, I agree. Extremely impressive to say the least, the guy is a natural actor if there ever was one.

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RE: District 9 - The Fokken' Fan Thread - 20/1/2010 9:48:12 AM   
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Flippin loved this. I found it fresh and original and Colpeys performance was fantastic.

I dont fancy a sequel either, I think the filmis perfect as a stand alone unit it wll only go down the route of complete exposition to explain every dimension of the Alien visit to earth etc.

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