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09.21.2009
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DISTRICT 9 might have been the talk of Comic-Con and the surprise hit of the summer here in the US, but there's one place where it's not so much of a hit. Nigerian government officials are asking their local movie houses to stop running the film immediately and have requested that Sony edit out certain references in the film they feel "portrays Nigeria in bad light." Of particular interest to the Nigerian government (and this may include some SPOILERS), is when the villainous Obesandjo "tries to eat another character’s arm." Just seeing that in print in the New York Times made me laugh.

The Nigerian government feels that the character's name in the film is too close to that of former president Olusegun Obasanjo who they are pretty sure has never tried to eat another man's mutated arm. Sony Pictures has yet to comment on the matter but I have a feeling neither Peter Jackson nor director Neil Blomkamp are rushing towards the editing room any time soon.

Extra Tidbit: Mutated arms? NOM NOM NOM.
Source: NY Times

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4:35PM on 09/22/2009
Could you imagine if americans got this upset about stupid things like this in movies?? A movie would end up being edited down to 3 minutes. With everyone hating something about something nowadays, I say f&^k off Nigeria.

I am so sick of everyone having a problem with everything. If it's not mentally challenged people telling people not to see The Ringer, then it's Indians telling us not to see slumdog millioniare because slumdog is a degrading word. Or blind people telling us not to
Could you imagine if americans got this upset about stupid things like this in movies?? A movie would end up being edited down to 3 minutes. With everyone hating something about something nowadays, I say f&^k off Nigeria.

I am so sick of everyone having a problem with everything. If it's not mentally challenged people telling people not to see The Ringer, then it's Indians telling us not to see slumdog millioniare because slumdog is a degrading word. Or blind people telling us not to see any movie because it is disrespectful to show off what everyone else can do but them.

Movie are art people; at least to the ones that care about it. And you don't stop drawing a campbell soup can just because some people don't like it.
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3:49PM on 09/22/2009

Idiots

If I was Blomkamp I would tell Nigeria to take theyre editing requests and go fuck off somewhere. bunch of cry babies. get over it.

Only thing I care about from this point forward is The dvd release and upcoming sequel talk.
If I was Blomkamp I would tell Nigeria to take theyre editing requests and go fuck off somewhere. bunch of cry babies. get over it.

Only thing I care about from this point forward is The dvd release and upcoming sequel talk.
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8:37PM on 09/21/2009
Fuck Nigeria, this is justified revenge for all those E-Mail scams they refuse to get a handle on.
Fuck Nigeria, this is justified revenge for all those E-Mail scams they refuse to get a handle on.
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6:12PM on 09/21/2009

Finally saw this today...

And it was fucking great.
And it was fucking great.
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5:29PM on 09/21/2009
Lol, yeah, this film was VERY heavy handed in its references to real life.
Lol, yeah, this film was VERY heavy handed in its references to real life.
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1:02PM on 09/21/2009
... This is old news. BTW this movie is "fokken kik aas!" :D

I'm predicting some oscar nods for this film, maybe in vfx, sound editing/mixing, cinematography, music score and possibly art direction..MARK MY WORDS!
... This is old news. BTW this movie is "fokken kik aas!" :D

I'm predicting some oscar nods for this film, maybe in vfx, sound editing/mixing, cinematography, music score and possibly art direction..MARK MY WORDS!
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12:30PM on 09/21/2009
Extra Tidbit: That poster is in Thai
Extra Tidbit: That poster is in Thai
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