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August 25, 2009 - 5:38 am
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"adamwarlock2099" wrote: Were we suppose to feel sorry for the aliens? I mean just like humans the aliens were engaging in illegal activities too. Sure just like humans treat each other we shuffled them in a corner and tried to forget about them, throwing at them just enough to say we were being humane. Both parties were responsible for the condition that the aliens were in. The involvement of the government in exploiting them to use their weapons for their own benefit isn't any different then what we have done to our own people. It seems the story is just using the aliens to tell a moral about how we use each other for our own selfish benefits. I don't think it was any more than that.

We were.

The whole movie is half about the real life events of District 6 and the other half is all about how "hoomins r bad!" and we should all be ashamed of ourselves.

If they were going for the guilt trip they could have at least made a better movie.

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I absolutely loved everything about this movie. Great story and effects. I can't wait for the DVD and the sequel. 😎

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The mixed breed three-eyed half grey alien half cyclops mutant from a galaxy so far away you can't even get there if you folded space.

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so i finally got out to see D9 -- at the imax *drool* and it was great ... imho

just beware as i discuss i won't give out any big spoilers but some aspects of the movie you might not want to know before viewing will be included ... just so's ya's know's 😛 lol

so the FX were seamless ... i mean perfect ... they looked so freakin real is was, uh, freaky ... i can't wait for the dvd to see the 'how they did it' features ... hopefully they'll be including some of those ... man just outstanding ... the aliens were so good i forgot they were FX ... the true test of great FX i think 😉

and i know some people have whined about how the humans are portrayed but hey, time and time again throughout human history we have acted EXACTLY as the people in the movie act ... frankly, the 'documentary' type feel to the movie was a good move in that the way the humans act has been documented again and again ... so nice re-emphasis on that point ... but face it, we're savages dressed up a bit ... and not even dressed up that much ... we act like bigots and bullies and spree-killers and then try and justify it after the fact ... i'm not even talking about the commando 'death squads' (they had another name in the movie ... sorry can't remember right now) -- i'm talking about all the people on the street making the standard bigoted hateful statements people have made from as far as i know the beginning of time ... 'why do they have to be here', 'why don't they go home', 'why can't we send them home', 'even caging them up isn't enough' and on and on ... well sorry for those of you that might not like it too much but that is who we as a race and races are ... not badmouthing anyone in particular, just making my point ... it is us ...

then the uber-weinie hero was pretty annoying at first since he had no business being in that position, etc., but they work up some good sympathy for him ... i was even thinking "rocking!!" when he got the suit thing going ... man that thing was cool lol ...

the ending... perfect ... i don't like a nice tidy bundle necessarily so that suits me fine ... i know it's not everyone's cup of tea but there's no arguing the point really ...

so i liked it a lot ... one of the best movies i've seen in a while ... 5 out of 5 stars for me ... i was thinking that 3-d would have been cool but the hand-held camera feel to a lot of it probably would have made people hurl so maybe not for that kind of movie 😉 lol

take care 🙂
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They're showing it at the IMAX in london. I find it crule becuase I took the girlfriend to Chambridge to watch it and I could have waited a week and saw it in 3D or whatever IMAX is. Cry

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"Lashmar" wrote: They're showing it at the IMAX in london. I find it crule becuase I took the girlfriend to Chambridge to watch it and I could have waited a week and saw it in 3D or whatever IMAX is. Cry

oh god i hope you didn't see it in one of those cracker-box theatres ... it is well worth going to see again in imax i think ...

it's not 3d ... imax is like the old movie theatres (like when i was young ... no not the nickelodians :P) ... a BIG screen and great surround sound ... and the sound is so cool now that sometimes i glance in back of me if i hear a weird noise or comment just out of reflex and then am embarrassed because it was in the movie lol ... the first time i experienced this was in 'the mist' and there were so many freaky noises with those weird critters that during one part i had to stop myself from lifting my feet off the floor because it sounded like things were scurrying across the floor ...

the big screen and great sound make for a memorable experience these days especially 🙂

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I saw it yesterday, it was better than I thought, I find it strange though that these aliens did not coraporate more...
Almost...seemed as pathetic as humans...

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September 19, 2009 - 11:58 pm
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"Dark-Samus" wrote: I saw it yesterday, it was better than I thought, I find it strange though that these aliens did not coraporate more...
Almost...seemed as pathetic as humans...

Maybe it's not just a human thing. Laugh

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"cormac" wrote: [quote="Lashmar"]They're showing it at the IMAX in london. I find it crule becuase I took the girlfriend to Chambridge to watch it and I could have waited a week and saw it in 3D or whatever IMAX is. Cry

oh god i hope you didn't see it in one of those cracker-box theatres ... it is well worth going to see again in imax i think ...

No it was a big one, a pretty good one as well.

I wouldn’t mind; last time we went to the pictures she was holding my hand when she decided to shoot down the row, she almost pulled me over and dislocated my shoulder at the same time; and when we went that time she did the same.

I’m going to box clever next time and pull her the other way. 😉

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March 16, 2010 - 4:45 am
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Hey Lash,
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I finally saw this movie a short while ago and I have to say ti is one of the best Sci Fi movies Ive seen in a long time.

Really a clever movie.

Willie Wonka quotes..
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Same here i think it is a great movie.

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