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Originally posted by rexusdiablos
District 9 has become my all time favorite science fiction film (topping Akira and the Star Wars sagas).
Things I loved about the film:
- Much in the film prompts a sequel.
- The word 'prawn'.
- How Wikus says 'fookin' in practically every sentence.
- The metamorphosis of Wikus throughout the film. He grows from an ancillary character into a science fiction icon.
- The biotech-bot-suit-thingy showcased some of the more realistic cg I've seen in a while.
- The mustache. Wikus makes the mustache cool again.
On a less trivial note and in response to the OP: The film is an apt commentary on man's incivility and overall lack of selfless altruism whether on an interplanetary or analogical level.
Alright you fookin' prawns. I'm off to trim my mustache.
[edit on 17-12-2009 by rexusdiablos]
Originally posted by Gazrok
The one problem I had with the film is that with communication established between the Prawns and Man, it would seem that there would be a lot more dealing, versus dictating by man...
The Prawns seemed faced with a problem...would take many years in secret to make a material needed by their technology to leave..... or, they could try and deal with the humans and get the material made sooner, and leave sooner.
Not sure why an intelligent creature would opt for the first option....
I would have loved to see footage of the Prawns' arrival, and the governments' reactions....my guess is that as soon as they couldn't establish communication (i.e. language barrier), we would have open-fired on the ship....
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
reply to post by Phenomium
If the producers are looking for a sequel to portray the evils of mankind and the evils they are capable of, your hypothesis would make a good script. But I am sure the movie will sink, because it is too horific to see ourselves as such.
Not that what you wrote is beyond human capability, but a fact which happened in the course of our barbaric human history. Rome, one of the greatest empire to rule Earth, was one such evil.
From a humble village, it rose from regicide to form a republic, stealing ideas and philosophies of civilisation ways from the greeks, made them slaves and conquered other peoples in Europe, forming colonies and using slave labour to live a life of Roman ease, - snobbish, domineering and hated by all living beings not roman.
Lenin and stalin are another set of typical monsters that had been capable of such atrocities in the Baltics as you had described So too was another monster known as Hitler that made Poles, Czechs and Jews slaves after stealing their wealth and intelligence.
Does such monster still exists in our day and age. Judging from your post, it seem you would be one if power is in your hands.
Nevertheless, it would be a great script, but I am sure the audience would vomit halfway at the horror we are capable of, which would make a good reminder to everyone of us of what we SHOULD NOT do to our own species as well as any other species should we have the priviledge and honor to meet in peace.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
reply to post by Dargar
I disagree, if a buncha creatures that looked like prawns suddenly showed up clicking and eating catfood like savages we would treat them like the bottom feeders that they are.
D9 was a great take on an alien movie, and probably pretty realistic. Actually it was more of a social commentary then an alien movie. This is probably how it would play out. We would want as much control over these things as possible and for good reason too.
I mean, what do you do with millions of aliens that just show up? They'd have to go into a refugee camp.
Originally posted by Springer
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