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    anyone else seen this film yet? loved it, amazing film, if you haven't seen it i'd highly recommend it.

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    R5 already!!!

    Getting brilliant reviews, not seen 1 that said it was less than brilliant!

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    Naeem786;6221137

    R5 already!!!



    yeah that's where i got it :whistling::thumbsup:

    Watched it last night and thought it started out weird... then about 20 mins in it got pretty damn good. When it finished i thought i actually quite enjoyed it. Its just the first 20mins was a bit 'cringey'... but i guess thats what it was supposed to be to show how much of a geek he was.

    The thing that i found funny though was that his accent seemed to changed from being S African at the start...to almost Scottish when the film got going... anyone else find this ??

    yep watched it yesterday afternoon, its ok, more like a poor man's independence day

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    wickedteen;6221223

    yep watched it yesterday afternoon, its ok, more like a poor man's … yep watched it yesterday afternoon, its ok, more like a poor man's independence day



    :? seriously?? this was far better than independence day, imo anyway

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    wickedteen;6221223

    yep watched it yesterday afternoon, its ok, more like a poor man's … yep watched it yesterday afternoon, its ok, more like a poor man's independence day



    Maybe films aren't your thing:whistling:

    had to switch it off cos of the STH AFRICN (south african) accents. just make me cringe.
    worse than listening to UK actors attempting to be American or Yanks trying to be Brit!

    i know everyone is either loving or hating this flick but 20mins in I couldnt stomach anymore of the main actor's accent.

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    slackrat77;6221275

    had to switch it off cos of the STH AFRICN (south african) accents. just … had to switch it off cos of the STH AFRICN (south african) accents. just make me cringe.worse than listening to UK actors attempting to be American or Yanks trying to be Brit!i know everyone is either loving or hating this flick but 20mins in I couldnt stomach anymore of the main actor's accent.



    http://transitionland.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/facepalm.jpg

    hated it-this film is supposed to be sending a serious message about "ghettoisation"-of the jews in germany,the poor in south africa etc and about how we shouldnt be afraid of people just because we percieve them as "different".

    It just bored me to tears-from the REC style docu feel they tried to give it to the alien effects that havent moved on since the first predator movie.

    FilthAndFurry;6221231

    Maybe films aren't your thing:whistling:



    Its called 'an opinion'

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    skusey;6221357

    Its called 'an opinion'



    I'm pretty sure most people worked out that's what my post was...but thanks:thinking:

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    barky;6221325

    hated it-this film is supposed to be sending a serious message about … hated it-this film is supposed to be sending a serious message about "ghettoisation"-of the jews in germany,the poor in south africa etc and about how we shouldnt be afraid of people just because we percieve them as "different"..



    I just took it for what it was, a very good action film, i think you're looking too deeply into it to be honest;-)

    FilthAndFurry;6221389

    I'm pretty sure most people worked out that's what my post was...but … I'm pretty sure most people worked out that's what my post was...but thanks:thinking:



    then every opinion counts, not just your trolling
    HTH:thumbsup:

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    barky;6221325

    hated it-this film is supposed to be sending a serious message about … hated it-this film is supposed to be sending a serious message about "ghettoisation"-of the jews in germany,the poor in south africa etc and about how we shouldnt be afraid of people just because we percieve them as "different".It just bored me to tears-from the REC style docu feel they tried to give it to the alien effects that havent moved on since the first predator movie.



    And did it effectively communicate that 'message' in a thought-provoking and interesting way?

    FilthAndFurry;6221402

    And did it effectively communicate that 'message' in a thought-provoking … And did it effectively communicate that 'message' in a thought-provoking and interesting way?



    not in my opinion,no,it was schoolboy simplistic

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    skusey;6221397

    then every opinion counts, not just your trollingHTH:thumbsup:



    Actually, not all opinions count equally.

    If someone's frame of reference for this type of film is Independance Day, then maybe one should not place too much stock in it.:thumbsup:

    souljacker;6221395

    I just took it for what it was, a very good action film, i think you're … I just took it for what it was, a very good action film, i think you're looking too deeply into it to be honest;-)



    I was at the q+a session with terri tatchel(the co writer) at the edinburgh film festival and this is the intended subtext so it isnt me looking deeply into it believe me.

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    barky;6221443

    I was at the q+a session with terri tatchel(the co writer) at the … I was at the q+a session with terri tatchel(the co writer) at the edinburgh film festival and this is the intended subtext so it isnt me looking deeply into it believe me.



    well myself and most other people won't know the supposed subtext and so will just not look too deeply into it and take it for what it actually is:)

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    jellybaby22;6221448

    its a film about aliens living in south africa.....aliens that look like … its a film about aliens living in south africa.....aliens that look like big prawn things......and it was a bit funny twice.....other than that I must have missed any hidden meaning it was trying to convey.......:?:oops:



    That's exactly what it is, god knows what it's got to do with jews, hitler etc, i must have fell asleep at that bit

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    souljacker;6221459

    That's exactly what it is, god knows what it's got to do with jews, … That's exactly what it is, god knows what it's got to do with jews, hitler etc, i must have fell asleep at that bit



    Different people are able to understand films on different levels.

    FilthAndFurry;6221434

    Actually, not all opinions count equally.If someone's frame of reference … Actually, not all opinions count equally.If someone's frame of reference for this type of film is Independance Day, then maybe one should not place too much stock in it.:thumbsup:



    George Orwell?
    :whistling:

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    jellybaby22;6221448

    its a film about aliens living in south africa.....aliens that look like … its a film about aliens living in south africa.....aliens that look like big prawn things......and it was a bit funny twice.....other than that I must have missed any hidden meaning it was trying to convey.......:?: :oops:



    I wouldn't say it was that hidden.

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    skusey;6221474

    George Orwell?:whistling:



    You do realise just saying George Orwell or 1984 doesn't actually mean much in a discussion, no matter how much the tabloids use it:roll:

    FilthAndFurry;6221492

    You do realise just saying George Orwell or 1984 doesn't actually mean … You do realise just saying George Orwell or 1984 doesn't actually mean much in a discussion, no matter how much the tabloids use it:roll:



    Tabloids?
    Dont read them myself.:)

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    jellybaby22;6221486

    was too me...but then I was only going to watch it for … was too me...but then I was only going to watch it for entertainment...not to look for anything else.....:oops:



    People are entertained in different ways by different things.

    Having said that, it hardly takes that much looking, unless you're not at all knowledgeable about even fairly recent South African history....

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    FilthAndFurry;6221469

    Different people are able to understand films on different levels.



    It's not on different levels, it's about aliens that look like prawns living in south africa, just because it was set in south africa it's suddenly got a hidden meaning?

    jellybaby22;6221514

    that will be me then......:roll:Wouldnt have bothered going to see it if … that will be me then......:roll:Wouldnt have bothered going to see it if I had known it had some hidden moral message.........Im off to watch home alone now...try to fiqure out its hidden message.....:-D



    :w00t:

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    souljacker;6221508

    It's not on different levels, it's about aliens that look like prawns … It's not on different levels, it's about aliens that look like prawns living in south africa, just because it was set in south africa it's suddenly got a hidden meaning?



    It's not a hidden meaning. It's a fairly obvious allegory.

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    jellybaby22;6221514

    that will be me then......:roll:Wouldnt have bothered going to see it if … that will be me then......:roll:Wouldnt have bothered going to see it if I had known it had some hidden moral message.........Im off to watch home alone now...try to fiqure out its hidden message.....:-D



    Virtually all the people that watch it won't be looking for a so called hidden message so i wouldn't worry about it :thumbsup:

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    souljacker;6221542

    Virtually all the people that watch it won't be looking for a so called … Virtually all the people that watch it won't be looking for a so called hidden message so i wouldn't worry about it :thumbsup:



    That's a bit harsh on the audience...

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    FilthAndFurry;6221549

    That's a bit harsh on the audience...



    how is it?

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    souljacker;6221560

    how is it?



    Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the movie.

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    FilthAndFurry;6221578

    Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the … Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the movie.



    They aren't supposed to deduce that though, who says they are you? In every review i've read of this, and i've read a lot, not one mentions this so called allegory

    FilthAndFurry;6221578

    Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the … Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the movie.



    FilthAndFurry;6221469

    Different people are able to understand films on different levels.



    :oops:You did; Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the movie.

    Banned

    souljacker;6221595

    They aren't supposed to deduce that though, who says they are you? In … They aren't supposed to deduce that though, who says they are you? In every review i've read of this, and i've read a lot, not one mentions this so called allegory



    No offence, but I think you're being a bit naive. Most films contain numerous levels of meaning from a number of sources.

    District 9 is a fairly obvious allegory and I'd be surprised if a decent film critic didn't mention it in their review.

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    FilthAndFurry;6221616

    No offence, but I think you're being a bit naive. Most films contain … No offence, but I think you're being a bit naive. Most films contain numerous levels of meaning from a number of sources.District 9 is a fairly obvious allegory and I'd be surprised if a decent film critic didn't mention it in their review.



    link?

    bruno had a better story line to it then district 9

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    skusey;6221605

    :oops:You did; Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious … :oops:You did; Implying that they aren't able to deduce a fairly obvious aspect of the movie.



    yep :roll:

    FilthAndFurry;6221616

    District 9 is a fairly obvious allegory .



    to those that give a toss maybe, cool alien flick with dna guns to me :thumbsup:
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