Huh. I though Multinational United was the UN. I had no idea it was supposed to be a corporation.
in fact, I think it would have been better as an FPS than as a movie. All the themes everyone's been talking about—racism, corporatism, apartheid—were just window dressing to provide a little context for the (awesome) shoot-'em-up sequences.Oh, sure, which is why they spend like half the movie following Wikus around with a shaky camera while he talks to aliens.
I dunno about you, but I always choose the Talky Documentarian in TF2 these days -- you can totally get by without a Heavy as long as somebody picks him.
in fact, I think it would have been better as an FPS than as a movie. All the themes everyone's been talking about—racism, corporatism, apartheid—were just window dressing to provide a little context for the (awesome) shoot-'em-up sequences.
alien cockroaches living in the slums waiting to be saved by a white guy.
This is, I think, one of the most interesting aspects of District 9, and something you'd absolutely never, ever see in a mainstream Hollywood summer action movie -- the main character is actively, intentionally unlikable for at least the first third of the movie,
(And, yeah, I agree the fuel infected him; I was just saying that the writers could have easily patched around the problem of the fluid being both a fuel and a biohazard pretty easily, and it wouldn't have altered any of the rest of the movie at all, so for me, that flaw is easier to ignore than others.)
Halfway through I sat comfortably in my seat fully expecting Wikus to become Prawn Neo, mending the world. I was inexpressibly pleased with what happened instead.
It's as if Blomkamp had theidea to use the District 6 situation in a scifi setting but then really didn't develop the scifi aspects and didn't realize the major difference between the two
not only does everyone hate this movie, they all hate it for different reasons.
(Seriously, this movie inspires some weird discussions. I can totally see how the weak plot could ruin it for someone. But I sat there and watched it and was able to suspend disbelief for almost all of it--I was able to imagine explanations that made sense. I'd be lying if I said otherwise!)
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