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08.14.2009

Back when we brought some lucky JoBlo.com readers to a secret screening of DISTRICT 9, I knew we had something special before it even got started. There was an electric feeling in the air, of a bunch of people who were really excited to see what was about to play before them. Of course an awesome feeling before a movie doesn't always add up to an awesome feeling after a movie. Luckily DISTRICT 9 delivered. And then some.

I've gone on record as loving the film and earlier this week, Chris Bumbray delivered his official review and gave the film a 9/10. We also covered the D9 panel at the Comic Con, and it's currently running a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But what did YOU think?

As we so often do, we'll be leaving this article and it's Strike Backs open all weekend long for you to post your very own review of DISTRICT 9. While the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive, feel free to post your thoughts even if you didn't like it. Please keep things spoiler free and no flaming people for their opinions or else you'll get tossed.

To close things out, I leave you with "Alive in Joburg," the short film Neil Blomkamp directed that got him the DISTRICT 9 job and served as the inspiration for the film, as well as our interviews with the gang behind the movie at this year's COMIC CON. Enjoy the movie!

Extra Tidbit: Been a pretty great summer for genre fans no?
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3:14PM on 08/19/2009
The only beef I had with this film was - if the weapons only work for the aliens and the humans were able to capture the aliens, why didn't they just force the aliens to use the weapons? Otherwise, this is the best sci fi flick to come out in a long time. Sort of a reverse Alien Nation with a bit of The Fly remake thrown in for good measure.
The only beef I had with this film was - if the weapons only work for the aliens and the humans were able to capture the aliens, why didn't they just force the aliens to use the weapons? Otherwise, this is the best sci fi flick to come out in a long time. Sort of a reverse Alien Nation with a bit of The Fly remake thrown in for good measure.
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2:42PM on 08/18/2009

*****5 Stars*****

As close to perfect as movies get. Instant classic. The best movie going back to last years "The Dark Knight" and who knows before that. Great, great film making!
As close to perfect as movies get. Instant classic. The best movie going back to last years "The Dark Knight" and who knows before that. Great, great film making!
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10:42PM on 08/17/2009

good movie!

Gotta admit it's some of the freshest stuff in at least awhile. Def one of the best movies of the summer.
Gotta admit it's some of the freshest stuff in at least awhile. Def one of the best movies of the summer.
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8:48PM on 08/17/2009
Not as good as everyone is saying it is, though it is decent enough to recommend. Here's the review:

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Not as good as everyone is saying it is, though it is decent enough to recommend. Here's the review:

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12:59PM on 08/17/2009

Can you say?

District 10 in three years?

8/10 There were a few minor things I didn't like, but overall a film that was fresh. Better than the majority of films that have come out lately.
District 10 in three years?

8/10 There were a few minor things I didn't like, but overall a film that was fresh. Better than the majority of films that have come out lately.
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12:54PM on 08/17/2009

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9:17AM on 08/17/2009

refreshing and smart

while not a perfect movie, it was still one of the more smart and unpredictable sci-fi movies's I've seen in quite a while. definitely one of the summers best and will surely become a classic.
while not a perfect movie, it was still one of the more smart and unpredictable sci-fi movies's I've seen in quite a while. definitely one of the summers best and will surely become a classic.
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11:37PM on 08/16/2009
It wasn't a masterpiece by any means but it was pretty damn cool. It was creative, well made, and I had a blast watching it.
It wasn't a masterpiece by any means but it was pretty damn cool. It was creative, well made, and I had a blast watching it.
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9:41PM on 08/16/2009

D9

To be honest I felt District 9 too often introduced interesting sci-fi ideas only to let them flounder, and there were moments when the budget limitations were evident, but in a world where the highest earning movie of the year so far is Transformers 2, D9's box office success makes my heart glad. It may not fully live up to the Hypemonster but this is what blockbusters were meant to be.
To be honest I felt District 9 too often introduced interesting sci-fi ideas only to let them flounder, and there were moments when the budget limitations were evident, but in a world where the highest earning movie of the year so far is Transformers 2, D9's box office success makes my heart glad. It may not fully live up to the Hypemonster but this is what blockbusters were meant to be.
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6:10PM on 08/16/2009

Great!

But did any one else get the shittiest trailers before the movie? I got The Final Destination, Saw 6, Legion and The Fourth Kind. All of which are Horror/Suspense just thought it was odd thats all!
But did any one else get the shittiest trailers before the movie? I got The Final Destination, Saw 6, Legion and The Fourth Kind. All of which are Horror/Suspense just thought it was odd thats all!
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4:48PM on 08/16/2009

above average

While I will disagree with everyone that considers this a masterpiece, I will agree it was a more than solid summer movie and a good addition to the sci fi genre. I wish the third act didn't rely as heavily as it did on violence and cheap thrills, and I wish it had been more dedicated to its documentary approach. When you spend the entire first 20 minutes dedicated specifically to making it feel like a real documentary that, towards the end when its just a shakey camera (at one point, the
While I will disagree with everyone that considers this a masterpiece, I will agree it was a more than solid summer movie and a good addition to the sci fi genre. I wish the third act didn't rely as heavily as it did on violence and cheap thrills, and I wish it had been more dedicated to its documentary approach. When you spend the entire first 20 minutes dedicated specifically to making it feel like a real documentary that, towards the end when its just a shakey camera (at one point, the camera is even a point of view shot of the main character) I can't help but feel it is instead trapped within this style.

Still, overall, its a well told story, and above all entertaining. Id give it a 7/10.
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3:51PM on 08/16/2009

huh

watching this movie was like watching a dog fuck its own shyt.. was all that endless news bullshyt at the beginning really nescessary? how the fuck did they understand the aliens? how the fuck could those aliens have been smart enough to travel 100 million light years, yet act like a bunch of inner city crack heads once here? the visuals were unimpressive, i didnt give a fuck about any of the characters, it takes about 40 fucking minutes before it becomes a movie and not random horrible tv
watching this movie was like watching a dog fuck its own shyt.. was all that endless news bullshyt at the beginning really nescessary? how the fuck did they understand the aliens? how the fuck could those aliens have been smart enough to travel 100 million light years, yet act like a bunch of inner city crack heads once here? the visuals were unimpressive, i didnt give a fuck about any of the characters, it takes about 40 fucking minutes before it becomes a movie and not random horrible tv quality news garbage.. fuck i hate this shyt fuck of a movie!
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4:47PM on 08/16/2009
you need help.
you need help.
5:48PM on 08/16/2009
So you can say fuck, but can't spell "shyt", right?
So you can say fuck, but can't spell "shyt", right?
6:01PM on 08/16/2009
Dumbass, u think after staying 20 years, hopefully humans would learn SOMETHING about the aliens...LIKE THEIR LANGUAGE. haha ur just too retarded to grasp the SIMPLE, yet SPECTACULAR movie.
Dumbass, u think after staying 20 years, hopefully humans would learn SOMETHING about the aliens...LIKE THEIR LANGUAGE. haha ur just too retarded to grasp the SIMPLE, yet SPECTACULAR movie.
2:51PM on 08/16/2009
Don't get me wrong, but the imagery was awesome and the effects top notch... I just felt the story had a few holes in it. Maybe I misunderstood the trailer. Did it bother anyone else that creatures smart enough to travel to another planet were scrounging around for garbage in a slum? Especially with the weapons they had? Maybe it's just me... Please don't hate me, but I'm all ears if someone would like to explain it to me.
Don't get me wrong, but the imagery was awesome and the effects top notch... I just felt the story had a few holes in it. Maybe I misunderstood the trailer. Did it bother anyone else that creatures smart enough to travel to another planet were scrounging around for garbage in a slum? Especially with the weapons they had? Maybe it's just me... Please don't hate me, but I'm all ears if someone would like to explain it to me.
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1:04PM on 08/17/2009
it was stated that they were just the workers and that all the higer ups had died.
So the majority of them were not that smart.
it was stated that they were just the workers and that all the higer ups had died.
So the majority of them were not that smart.
2:36PM on 08/16/2009

AVATAR

has competition.
has competition.
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2:28PM on 08/16/2009

Loved it.

Saw a screening on early Friday evening, and was completely blown away. I was familiar with Alive in Joburg and was always a fan, so I knew what to expect to a certain extent. There were one or two faults, but this movie and Moon are in my top 5 for the year, along with Star Trek.

9/10
Saw a screening on early Friday evening, and was completely blown away. I was familiar with Alive in Joburg and was always a fan, so I knew what to expect to a certain extent. There were one or two faults, but this movie and Moon are in my top 5 for the year, along with Star Trek.

9/10
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1:56PM on 08/16/2009

Good Flick, but...

I saw it with my wife, who was slightly disappointed because she thought it was about something else. The viral and televised promotions were kind of misleading and if I hadn't already known what it was about before i saw it i would have been slightly disappointed too. But it was something a little different from the norm, (parts of it reminded me of "The Fly" though.) And that robitic machine could have kicked serious ass but I felt it was underused and was only a little more than a
I saw it with my wife, who was slightly disappointed because she thought it was about something else. The viral and televised promotions were kind of misleading and if I hadn't already known what it was about before i saw it i would have been slightly disappointed too. But it was something a little different from the norm, (parts of it reminded me of "The Fly" though.) And that robitic machine could have kicked serious ass but I felt it was underused and was only a little more than a bulletshield. Still give it a thumbs up though.
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11:10AM on 08/16/2009

Honestly?

I thought it was OK, but the excessive gore was too distracting and kept me from really enjoying it.

I would like to see it again though, because I saw it at 12:30 last night and I was almost too drowsy to function. A second viewing may up my appreciation of it.
I thought it was OK, but the excessive gore was too distracting and kept me from really enjoying it.

I would like to see it again though, because I saw it at 12:30 last night and I was almost too drowsy to function. A second viewing may up my appreciation of it.
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9:39AM on 08/16/2009

awesome, but.

this movie was by far the best movie out this year. Its amazing that these low key movies (hurt locker, moon, away we go, 500 days) are the ones that we are appreciating more today. This movie takes genre to a whole new level, but to comment on what akiralives said down there, the shame of this movie is that they are probably going to ruin it with a sequel. A movie like this merits its own stand alone credit, and hollywood is just going to ruin another beautiful thing. i love it when a movie
this movie was by far the best movie out this year. Its amazing that these low key movies (hurt locker, moon, away we go, 500 days) are the ones that we are appreciating more today. This movie takes genre to a whole new level, but to comment on what akiralives said down there, the shame of this movie is that they are probably going to ruin it with a sequel. A movie like this merits its own stand alone credit, and hollywood is just going to ruin another beautiful thing. i love it when a movie exceeds my expectations, and this did just that. go Blom! he has a great career ahead of him!
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9:19AM on 08/16/2009

STAR TREK? MORONS

best film goes to a remake...first half a bore...wow, a real winner down there...star trek was gayer then a 3 dollar bill...500 days of summer was excellent so im the same page with you there....D9 was stunning, and completely amazing. Never once was it boring or lagging. It was a perfect set up for what movies should be turning into now. To say guys with elf ears and wannabe pretty boys in tights was better then an epic, just proves you have a thing for putting objects in your butt! ya, thats
best film goes to a remake...first half a bore...wow, a real winner down there...star trek was gayer then a 3 dollar bill...500 days of summer was excellent so im the same page with you there....D9 was stunning, and completely amazing. Never once was it boring or lagging. It was a perfect set up for what movies should be turning into now. To say guys with elf ears and wannabe pretty boys in tights was better then an epic, just proves you have a thing for putting objects in your butt! ya, thats funny
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11:01AM on 08/16/2009
Agreed man.
Star Trek is the most overrated film this year. Sure it's alright, but essentially it's on par with Phantom Menace or Attack Of The Clones. Fun, but definitely not good.
Agreed man.
Star Trek is the most overrated film this year. Sure it's alright, but essentially it's on par with Phantom Menace or Attack Of The Clones. Fun, but definitely not good.
12:47PM on 08/16/2009
Co-sign!!! and thanks for saying it.
Co-sign!!! and thanks for saying it.
3:50PM on 08/16/2009
star trek was a remake?!
star trek was a remake?!
8:59AM on 08/16/2009
this movie was excellent. one of the best movies i have seen all year. it would be a crime if there was no sequel.
this movie was excellent. one of the best movies i have seen all year. it would be a crime if there was no sequel.
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4:30AM on 08/16/2009

Proof, Positive -

Thought the movie was REALLY impressive. Way to go Blomkamp - show those morons at Universal! Let 'em beg you to do 'Halo' now.

This film is proof that the old-school studio system is dying and they'd better wake up. 1. If you have a good story, characters and a hook, us fanboys and geeks could give a shit who's in it. And 2. It doesn't take $200 million to tell a good story. $30 million for his film? Unbelievable!
Thought the movie was REALLY impressive. Way to go Blomkamp - show those morons at Universal! Let 'em beg you to do 'Halo' now.

This film is proof that the old-school studio system is dying and they'd better wake up. 1. If you have a good story, characters and a hook, us fanboys and geeks could give a shit who's in it. And 2. It doesn't take $200 million to tell a good story. $30 million for his film? Unbelievable!
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3:41AM on 08/16/2009

Awsome

great story along with great acting make a great film, not mindless action. EXCELLENT !!!!
great story along with great acting make a great film, not mindless action. EXCELLENT !!!!
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3:19AM on 08/16/2009

kick ass

awesome awesome awesome
awesome awesome awesome
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3:07AM on 08/16/2009
I agree with the guy below me. I thought the movie was very well made, had great acting, superb visual effects, and was certainly better than most of the films that have come out this summer. Yet for some reason I can't see this as "classic" movie worth getting A reviews and 10/10. The first half while it did deliver development really dragged and was just a bore. For a 2 hour movie it felt incredibly longer. I will say that the movie succeeded on the humanity aspect as the film showed that we
I agree with the guy below me. I thought the movie was very well made, had great acting, superb visual effects, and was certainly better than most of the films that have come out this summer. Yet for some reason I can't see this as "classic" movie worth getting A reviews and 10/10. The first half while it did deliver development really dragged and was just a bore. For a 2 hour movie it felt incredibly longer. I will say that the movie succeeded on the humanity aspect as the film showed that we as humans are savages. Good film that is a worth seeing, but not the BEST movie of the year. That still goes to Star Trek and while not in the same genre, 500 days of summer...
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10:47PM on 08/15/2009
It was good, but I'm not having the same deli store orgasm over it that everyone else here is. It was an okay movie. The first hour was fairly boring, and you really didn't learn anything at all about the aliens except that they'll kill people for random reasons.

Nope. Moon is still the best film (and best sci-fi film) of the year so far.
It was good, but I'm not having the same deli store orgasm over it that everyone else here is. It was an okay movie. The first hour was fairly boring, and you really didn't learn anything at all about the aliens except that they'll kill people for random reasons.

Nope. Moon is still the best film (and best sci-fi film) of the year so far.
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10:21PM on 08/15/2009

Great Movie

I thought the movie was very well done and had plenty of surprises. I sort of knew the plot around the movie but didn't really know what to expect. It's a tie between Star Trek and this as my favorite movie of the Summer. I did get sort of a hippy/liberal vibe from it though, so I'm going to have to deduct a point for that.. heh
I thought the movie was very well done and had plenty of surprises. I sort of knew the plot around the movie but didn't really know what to expect. It's a tie between Star Trek and this as my favorite movie of the Summer. I did get sort of a hippy/liberal vibe from it though, so I'm going to have to deduct a point for that.. heh
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8:37PM on 08/15/2009

Instant Claasic

Simply wonderful. No spoilers. Just go see it.
Simply wonderful. No spoilers. Just go see it.
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8:33PM on 08/15/2009
Amazing, one of the most unique films you'll ever see. Best watched without any expectations, I think all the hype might ruin some ppls experiences. Not a main stream film either and it was truly amazing what they accomplished with $30mill budget!
Amazing, one of the most unique films you'll ever see. Best watched without any expectations, I think all the hype might ruin some ppls experiences. Not a main stream film either and it was truly amazing what they accomplished with $30mill budget!
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8:14PM on 08/15/2009

Fuckin loved it

With out reading what anyone else wrote I loved this flick. It was so emotional, I swear it almoast made my cry. It was very tragic at times. I would give it a 9/10, thats a high rating coming from me.
With out reading what anyone else wrote I loved this flick. It was so emotional, I swear it almoast made my cry. It was very tragic at times. I would give it a 9/10, thats a high rating coming from me.
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6:55PM on 08/15/2009
it was intense! i liked it. very cool movie
it was intense! i liked it. very cool movie
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6:31PM on 08/15/2009
I give it a 4.8/5.0.

It felt original and entertaining.
I give it a 4.8/5.0.

It felt original and entertaining.
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4:22PM on 08/15/2009

How can people say that there wasn't enough depth?

Did they go see Time Travelers Wife by accident?
Did they go see Time Travelers Wife by accident?
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3:51PM on 08/15/2009

not better that Star Trek

Star trek was way better..But this holds it own...
Star trek was way better..But this holds it own...
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3:49PM on 08/15/2009

8 out of 10

It was a solid original movie..Little lacking with some of the story line from the side..other than that for 30 mil this was good espicially from middle to end..Sequel should really be a 10 when it does come...you like fi watch it
It was a solid original movie..Little lacking with some of the story line from the side..other than that for 30 mil this was good espicially from middle to end..Sequel should really be a 10 when it does come...you like fi watch it
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3:07PM on 08/15/2009

8/10

I really, really enjoyed it, but it lacked the depth or intelligence to become an instant classic. It was much more action-based than I expected.

It was an extremely well-made and shot film, and I really look forward to seeing it again. My rating can only go up.
I really, really enjoyed it, but it lacked the depth or intelligence to become an instant classic. It was much more action-based than I expected.

It was an extremely well-made and shot film, and I really look forward to seeing it again. My rating can only go up.
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2:57PM on 08/15/2009

good summer!

star trek, moon & now this. good summer for quality genre representations!
star trek, moon & now this. good summer for quality genre representations!
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2:31PM on 08/15/2009

Fantastic

I haven't been this amazed by a Science fiction movie in a long time. I was floored by this fantastic film.
I haven't been this amazed by a Science fiction movie in a long time. I was floored by this fantastic film.
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2:30PM on 08/15/2009

i'm gonna be honest and

say it was better than star trek imo.
say it was better than star trek imo.
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2:24PM on 08/15/2009
Fantastic. This was the first original movie I've seen in a long time. And with no "A-List" stars, made it more authentic.
Fantastic. This was the first original movie I've seen in a long time. And with no "A-List" stars, made it more authentic.
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1:54PM on 08/15/2009

Best Movie of the Summer

The movie has everything you need. Action, humor, great story, and much more.
The movie has everything you need. Action, humor, great story, and much more.
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1:49PM on 08/15/2009
This movie was fucking intense! 10/10!
This movie was fucking intense! 10/10!
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12:57PM on 08/15/2009
I caught it last night and it was a treat to see something so original and entertaining. I had a blast!
I caught it last night and it was a treat to see something so original and entertaining. I had a blast!
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12:44PM on 08/15/2009
Instant Classic! Twenty years from now people will think of D9 the way they think of Alien.
Instant Classic! Twenty years from now people will think of D9 the way they think of Alien.
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12:06PM on 08/15/2009

SO REFRESHING

After this horrible, horrible year it's so refreshing to see a movie (While not perfect) original and well done.
After this horrible, horrible year it's so refreshing to see a movie (While not perfect) original and well done.
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11:10AM on 08/15/2009

Amazing

I loved it. One of two best movies of the summer. The other being Star Trek.
I loved it. One of two best movies of the summer. The other being Star Trek.
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10:39AM on 08/15/2009
Very good movie. Loved all the different types of weapons. Loved the casting of a bunch of unknowns. Special effects were excellent. Good story. However, I agree with FrozenSpark. Too many cliches in the story. The only thing missing from this movie is a really good twist ending. I don't have anything specific in mind, but the story became too predictable. Very enjoyable movie, none the less.
Very good movie. Loved all the different types of weapons. Loved the casting of a bunch of unknowns. Special effects were excellent. Good story. However, I agree with FrozenSpark. Too many cliches in the story. The only thing missing from this movie is a really good twist ending. I don't have anything specific in mind, but the story became too predictable. Very enjoyable movie, none the less.
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10:06AM on 08/15/2009

AMAZING

by far the best movie i have seen in a long time....dark knight has been passed (in my opinion) D9 was epic, funny, entertaining, action packed and
and we never had a clue what was going to happen next, if you hated this movie, your balls must be located where your brain is, because your a moron....GO SEE THIS NOW
by far the best movie i have seen in a long time....dark knight has been passed (in my opinion) D9 was epic, funny, entertaining, action packed and
and we never had a clue what was going to happen next, if you hated this movie, your balls must be located where your brain is, because your a moron....GO SEE THIS NOW
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8:48AM on 08/15/2009

to be honest

I did not enjoy District 9. It made me very motion sick. I liked the story, but I hated the execution of it.
I did not enjoy District 9. It made me very motion sick. I liked the story, but I hated the execution of it.
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6:30AM on 08/15/2009

LOVED it

This is a good movie. It doesn't follow any formula, it keeps everything interesting and you get emotionally involved in what's going on. The CGI is perfect - it is so well done it's stupid that some movies out there still can't get it right. Sharlto Copley was amazing - Direction is awesome - you can tell that every cent of that budget went into it in the correct way, I really hope Neil can get stuck into Halo again after everyone sees how fucking good he is.
I even cared for the alien dad
This is a good movie. It doesn't follow any formula, it keeps everything interesting and you get emotionally involved in what's going on. The CGI is perfect - it is so well done it's stupid that some movies out there still can't get it right. Sharlto Copley was amazing - Direction is awesome - you can tell that every cent of that budget went into it in the correct way, I really hope Neil can get stuck into Halo again after everyone sees how fucking good he is.
I even cared for the alien dad and son, they NEVER felt like they weren't real for a second. it's funny at times, gory at others, action packed, dramatic, sad, excellent. 'A' from me.
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5:16AM on 08/15/2009
Immensely entertaining and highly original. I dont know what else you could ask for. Also the action in the latter half of the film seriously goes toe to toe with anything that's been released this summer. I thought the special effects were crazy. I mean, how awesome were those alien weapons!? I'll definitely be purchasing it on Blu-ray when it's released.
Immensely entertaining and highly original. I dont know what else you could ask for. Also the action in the latter half of the film seriously goes toe to toe with anything that's been released this summer. I thought the special effects were crazy. I mean, how awesome were those alien weapons!? I'll definitely be purchasing it on Blu-ray when it's released.
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5:02AM on 08/15/2009
i havent seen the movie.
i guess i should.
it just looks too 'green' in here.

LOL!!
i havent seen the movie.
i guess i should.
it just looks too 'green' in here.

LOL!!
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4:51AM on 08/15/2009

8/10

Very good movie, but the amount of contravinces and cliches keep it away from becoming a "classic" in my eyes.. Also, the main character whined way too much, and acted stupidly and in the manner that would progress the storyline where the filmmakers wanted it to go instead of it actually making sense. Don't get me wrong though, the movie was incredible, just a few glaring problems that I couldn't simply overlook.
Very good movie, but the amount of contravinces and cliches keep it away from becoming a "classic" in my eyes.. Also, the main character whined way too much, and acted stupidly and in the manner that would progress the storyline where the filmmakers wanted it to go instead of it actually making sense. Don't get me wrong though, the movie was incredible, just a few glaring problems that I couldn't simply overlook.
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3:45AM on 08/15/2009
Phenomenal. A Sci-Fi classic. I never imagined Avatar would have some serious competition on such a small scale.
Phenomenal. A Sci-Fi classic. I never imagined Avatar would have some serious competition on such a small scale.
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2:51AM on 08/15/2009
By far the best movie I've seen all year and probably the best one I've seen since The Dark Knight. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it. The filmmaking was nothing short of breathtaking; the story was so emotional on many levels yet vastly entertaining. It was so refreshing to see unknown talent; as much as I love some of the A-listers, I get tired of seeing them EVERYWHERE. I'm absolutely stunned that Sharlto Copley has never acted before. Wonderful performance. The
By far the best movie I've seen all year and probably the best one I've seen since The Dark Knight. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it. The filmmaking was nothing short of breathtaking; the story was so emotional on many levels yet vastly entertaining. It was so refreshing to see unknown talent; as much as I love some of the A-listers, I get tired of seeing them EVERYWHERE. I'm absolutely stunned that Sharlto Copley has never acted before. Wonderful performance. The same goes for Neill Blomkamp behind the camera. A terrificly refreshing new talent.

I urge anyone who is a fan of sci-fi, and more importantly, original filmmaking, to go see it immediately. I'm eager for another viewing.
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1:39AM on 08/15/2009

Best movie experience since The Mist

Overall I would give it a 9/10 but I would give it a twelve for sheer entertainment
Overall I would give it a 9/10 but I would give it a twelve for sheer entertainment
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1:29AM on 08/15/2009

Recommend it!

I thought it had a very original story and some great action. Not to mention an excellent performance by Sharlto Copley who was basically a no-name until now.
I definitely recommend seeing it.
I thought it had a very original story and some great action. Not to mention an excellent performance by Sharlto Copley who was basically a no-name until now.
I definitely recommend seeing it.
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1:27AM on 08/15/2009
Fantastic! I rarely see a film that is both this intense and emotionally moving. It's definitely one of the best of the year! (right behind The Hurt Locker)
Fantastic! I rarely see a film that is both this intense and emotionally moving. It's definitely one of the best of the year! (right behind The Hurt Locker)
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1:39AM on 08/15/2009
I agree exactly
I agree exactly
12:02AM on 08/15/2009

Unexpected

This movie WAS AMAZING! Loved it
This movie WAS AMAZING! Loved it
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9:41PM on 08/14/2009
It started off really good and original..and then it became an Outer Limits ripoff in the second act.
It started off really good and original..and then it became an Outer Limits ripoff in the second act.
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8:26PM on 08/14/2009

9.5/10

I loved it, it was a really original alien movie. Sharlto Copley was great.
I loved it, it was a really original alien movie. Sharlto Copley was great.
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7:59PM on 08/14/2009

Best actioner of the Summer

Love the fact that this proves that a solid story and execution tops explosions every 40 seconds and mindless CGI pushing a dreck of a script...Looking at you Michael Bay!
Love the fact that this proves that a solid story and execution tops explosions every 40 seconds and mindless CGI pushing a dreck of a script...Looking at you Michael Bay!
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7:23PM on 08/14/2009

Best Movie This Year!

I got to see this movie at Comic-Con with you guys. SOO Awesome! I can't wait to see it again.
I got to see this movie at Comic-Con with you guys. SOO Awesome! I can't wait to see it again.
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7:13PM on 08/14/2009

Holy Shit Batman

This movie was easily the best film of the summer. The action was crazy!!! Hard to believe that the main guy had never acted before. Perfect way to end the summer
This movie was easily the best film of the summer. The action was crazy!!! Hard to believe that the main guy had never acted before. Perfect way to end the summer
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6:49PM on 08/14/2009

a m a z i n g ! ! !

perfect movie. i'd say the finest of the year! 10/10
perfect movie. i'd say the finest of the year! 10/10
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5:01PM on 08/14/2009

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

i walked in expecting a kick ass movie. it gave me wayyy more than that. this movie pulls you right into D9 in perfect fashion. the special effects were outstanding. the story was absolutely phenomenal.
SPOILER!!!!!!!!


christopher is coming back in 3 years
D10 bitches!!!
i walked in expecting a kick ass movie. it gave me wayyy more than that. this movie pulls you right into D9 in perfect fashion. the special effects were outstanding. the story was absolutely phenomenal.
SPOILER!!!!!!!!


christopher is coming back in 3 years
D10 bitches!!!
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4:21PM on 08/14/2009

I'll go next week

A lot of people were at the midnite screening yesterday, so I expect the same today (judging by the feedback) since school is still out here. I have a couple of days off next week to go with the earlier (and less noisy) crowd.
A lot of people were at the midnite screening yesterday, so I expect the same today (judging by the feedback) since school is still out here. I have a couple of days off next week to go with the earlier (and less noisy) crowd.
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4:15PM on 08/14/2009
Perfect in every way!
Perfect in every way!
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2:54PM on 08/14/2009

10/10!

I just saw it last night! What a crazy entertaining film! It didn't have mindless action it was smart too! The aliens look pretty damn good for being 100% CGI! I thought they used a couple animatronics for some of the scenes, but nope. They impressed the shit out of me with this film! I have no problems with this film. 10/10! Probably the best film of the Summer!
I just saw it last night! What a crazy entertaining film! It didn't have mindless action it was smart too! The aliens look pretty damn good for being 100% CGI! I thought they used a couple animatronics for some of the scenes, but nope. They impressed the shit out of me with this film! I have no problems with this film. 10/10! Probably the best film of the Summer!
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2:16PM on 08/14/2009

9/10

For me it's the second best film of the summer behind Up. Great story, great action, and very thought provoking. I loved the way the aliens looked and were handled in the film. Top Notch. 9/10
For me it's the second best film of the summer behind Up. Great story, great action, and very thought provoking. I loved the way the aliens looked and were handled in the film. Top Notch. 9/10
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1:39PM on 08/14/2009

A+

I've been disappointed by most of the big releases this summer. TF2, Wolverine, T4, Night at the Museum 2, Angels & Demons, Bruno, HP6.. My favorite films tho have been the smaller ones like Away We Go, Hurt Locker and (500) Days of Summer.
District 9 was a brilliant film and a great way to end the summer. I highly recommend this to everyone, especially those looking to end the summer on a good note. Definitely my favorite of the year and i'm rooting for it come Oscar season. It should be a
I've been disappointed by most of the big releases this summer. TF2, Wolverine, T4, Night at the Museum 2, Angels & Demons, Bruno, HP6.. My favorite films tho have been the smaller ones like Away We Go, Hurt Locker and (500) Days of Summer.
District 9 was a brilliant film and a great way to end the summer. I highly recommend this to everyone, especially those looking to end the summer on a good note. Definitely my favorite of the year and i'm rooting for it come Oscar season. It should be a lock for Screenplay, Cinematography and Visual Effects. And with 10 slots open for Best Picture i wouldnt be surprised if this one slipped into that category.
Bravo Blomkamp, A+
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12:17PM on 08/14/2009

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havent seen it yet but you guys are definately making me want to see it sooooooo baaadddd. cant wait. maybe it might de-thrown my movie of the summer. Star Trek
havent seen it yet but you guys are definately making me want to see it sooooooo baaadddd. cant wait. maybe it might de-thrown my movie of the summer. Star Trek
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12:00PM on 08/14/2009
My high expectations were definitely met with District 9. The film got better and better as time went on. Probably my favorite of the summer. 9.5/10
My high expectations were definitely met with District 9. The film got better and better as time went on. Probably my favorite of the summer. 9.5/10
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11:17AM on 08/14/2009
It's a fresh new take on the genre and it was executed very well.
It's a fresh new take on the genre and it was executed very well.
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9:50AM on 08/14/2009

Awesome!

I went to the midnight opening and the crowd went from talking and talking and talking (and txting) to dead silent as the film started. Excellently acted, very well written and, to quote a review, "pants shiatingly good" weaponry!
I went to the midnight opening and the crowd went from talking and talking and talking (and txting) to dead silent as the film started. Excellently acted, very well written and, to quote a review, "pants shiatingly good" weaponry!
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9:21AM on 08/14/2009

BRILLIANT!!!!!

Absolutely Brilliant! I feel we have our new Steven Spielberg. Have'nt seen a sci-fi flick with this much heart, and balls since Steven had a pair of his own. Neill Blomkamp, and Mr. Jackson need to keep making product outside the Hollywood system, and most importantly bring us DISTRICT 10. I'm in awe, brilliant, simply brilliant! F*%K. Transformers, and anything that smells like it! This is what, and how sci fi films should be executed. Plus, one last thing, the breakdown of the design of
Absolutely Brilliant! I feel we have our new Steven Spielberg. Have'nt seen a sci-fi flick with this much heart, and balls since Steven had a pair of his own. Neill Blomkamp, and Mr. Jackson need to keep making product outside the Hollywood system, and most importantly bring us DISTRICT 10. I'm in awe, brilliant, simply brilliant! F*%K. Transformers, and anything that smells like it! This is what, and how sci fi films should be executed. Plus, one last thing, the breakdown of the design of power, and greed within the story was a master's stroke. Go see this, NOW!!!
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9:08AM on 08/14/2009

Phenomenal.

I don't want to go too far into detail, but this film was phenomenal. The first half of it is obviously an allegory partly for the apartheid, and the second half changes to a new, but still just as profound motif. Some people Ive talked to said the upkick in action during the final act was a buzzkill for the fantastic film that preceded it, but I saw it as a perfect turnaround, and one that turned into the deepest message in the film. Unlile most summer movies, the action in this one had a true
I don't want to go too far into detail, but this film was phenomenal. The first half of it is obviously an allegory partly for the apartheid, and the second half changes to a new, but still just as profound motif. Some people Ive talked to said the upkick in action during the final act was a buzzkill for the fantastic film that preceded it, but I saw it as a perfect turnaround, and one that turned into the deepest message in the film. Unlile most summer movies, the action in this one had a true purpose, a message attached to it.

This went above and beyond any other wide release this summer, I say. It was deep, entertaining, and I have to say there were no imperfections I could find. This was a perfect film, and an outstanding way to end the summer movie fiesta.

10/10
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9:27AM on 08/14/2009
Bravo, and amen.
Bravo, and amen.
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