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2013-04-10 08:30:31 AM
4 votes:
I think everything made in the last 3000 years is a cheap derivative tired knockoff of Gilgamesh .    I'm much more cooler and jaded and above it all than you.  What do I win?
2013-04-09 10:35:00 PM
4 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.


And how both are actual slums in South Africa.
2013-04-10 11:05:20 AM
2 votes:

tchau: we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.


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2013-04-10 09:43:07 AM
2 votes:
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2013-04-09 08:15:54 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, that looks pretty damn outstanding.
2013-04-10 09:18:12 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Between this one, Oblivion, The Colony, After Earth and Pacific Rim it looks like it's going to be a good year for sci-fi movies.

Maybe.



FTFY
2013-04-10 06:37:09 PM
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Came to say this.
This theme and the 'One man destroys heavily armed fortress single-handedly to make the World 'right' again' has been done to death.

And 'District 9' had plot holes the size of 'The Matrix' starting with the people in power letting a farking idiot be in charge of an important mission.


I think it's more of a plot hole when a competent person is picked to do a job.
2013-04-10 03:20:08 PM
1 votes:

Scarlioni: All you younglings saying the inspiration is HALO... what about Ring World by Larry Niven?


I see more of a Neuromancer vibe there, with the Tessier Ashpool spindle and the Sprawl.
2013-04-10 02:51:28 PM
1 votes:
All you younglings saying the inspiration is HALO... what about Ring World by Larry Niven?
2013-04-10 02:22:16 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not


Wait, movies aren't always realistic?  So New York City won't be saved by a rich vigilante who dresses up as a bat?
2013-04-10 01:44:16 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: tchau: we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.

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Enemy mine was a great movie.  My wife liked it and she dislikes almost anything science fiction.
2013-04-10 11:26:25 AM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Am I going to get my e-peen chopped off if I say that I didn't think District 9 was all that great

I seriously considered leaving the theater.  Two thumbs down for me.  I realize they're talking about race relations in South Africa and using the aliens to abstract it a bit, but there were just too many plot holes in it for me.  Namely "Hey look at these aliens with their fancy (but broken) interstellar ship and amazing weapons.  Lets toss them in the ghetto and mistreat the shiat out of them, that way if their buddies ever show up with a working ship, they'll be pissed off and carpet bomb the fark out of us."  I could never get passed how illogical that ways or how the G8 powers would have grabbed the ship the minute it arrived and really reach a point where I could appreciate the social commentary about the treatment of the prawns.


I think that may be a main difference in how people viewed the film.

I'm a scifi fan, but I didn't watch District 9 as a scifi movie. I watched it more as an allegory with a scifi veneer.
2013-04-10 10:47:38 AM
1 votes:
indarwinsshadow: 
...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.

Amazing how much fiction and art have been driven by it as well.    It's amazing how many Cheetos stained fingers on the intrawebbings believe Hollywood just picked up on this meme recently. It's called Dickensian  for a reason.
2013-04-10 10:39:52 AM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not


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2013-04-10 10:24:27 AM
1 votes:

Seth'n'Spectrum: Ishkur: So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.

I'm glad someone pointed out the conceptual debt that trailer owes Mass Effect

Syd Mead.

FTFY.
2013-04-10 10:23:24 AM
1 votes:
Yep, I'd pay to watch it. And the sad part. It looks like the world really is going in that direction. A small few get the cream, the rest of us put up with sh*t.


...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.
2013-04-10 10:12:06 AM
1 votes:

Decillion: toyotaboy: [oaklandnorth.net image 620x415]
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right


This will be the most accurate future prediction movie OF ALL TIME. The 99% see the trailer and say, "Meh, this societal separation thing in movies is played out." The 1% see it and say, "Is this happening, are they working on this tech? Where do I sign up?"


Keep walking that high road class warrior. As an American, you're the 1% of the world.
2013-04-10 10:06:40 AM
1 votes:
Anyone else getting a Metal Gear Solid cyborg Raiden vibe from Sharlto Copley? He's got the mechanized suit and pulls a sword, I'm kinda into new tech and old mixing.

/Revengance wasn't so bad, I guess
2013-04-10 09:54:49 AM
1 votes:

Decillion: thornhill: In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Please name these other movies. Would like to have an Earth-slum movie marathon.


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/I didn't say they were all GOOD movies
2013-04-10 09:51:56 AM
1 votes:
MyKingdomForYourHorse: Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.


Some stories don't need a $12 movie ticket price tag.
Would "Oblivion" work without Tom Cruise?
Would "John Carter" have worked WITH Tom Cruise?
Some stories need help attracting people to the story without giving away the story.

I received the first Game Of Thrones book in hardcover before it was published.  Read 150 pages.  Put it down, never picked it back up.
Liked the story, hated the author's style.  That's just me.
(later sold collectible book for $300 on Ebay)

Even if it's a good story, not every one wins the day. If you follow an author, not every story they write has the same quality as the one that won them fame.
2013-04-10 09:20:43 AM
1 votes:

sure haven't: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Right, so Dark Knight Rises, and um.... uh.... well there's gotta be at least 1 other one right? hmm....

/this looks awesome
//except Damon's suit makes him look/act like an Engineer from Borderlands 2. Kept expecting him to have huge glasses on


So halfway through the movie he gets killed by the Gunzerker with assault rifles that shoot acid and lightning, and then the rest of the movie is a Borderlands movie?

/I'm ok with this
//Elysium looks awesome
2013-04-10 09:10:13 AM
1 votes:

SVenus: Here's MY question: When hero meets boss lady, is she super villainess with mechanical henchmen or victim of the system?
What stakes does our villainess have in this? The quality of the villain is important to the show.


Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.
2013-04-10 08:40:30 AM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Nadie_AZ: Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.

That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.

Blomkamp has done no wrong so far, so this will be a Day 1 for sure.

/Please let it be rated R


You mean a Ringworld?
2013-04-10 08:14:10 AM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Or to put it another way, "look how 99% of us completely fall apart without the loving care and guidance of the uber-wealthy."

Would be a much more interesting story to show how Elisium devolved into a self-sabotaging hell-in-space while the Earth returned to the earth.
2013-04-10 07:55:23 AM
1 votes:
I love that they are still using AK-47s in the year 2154.  Actually, they probably will be, seriously.
2013-04-10 07:46:29 AM
1 votes:

toyotaboy: [oaklandnorth.net image 620x415]
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right



This will be the most accurate future prediction movie OF ALL TIME. The 99% see the trailer and say, "Meh, this societal separation thing in movies is played out." The 1% see it and say, "Is this happening, are they working on this tech? Where do I sign up?"
2013-04-10 06:41:58 AM
1 votes:
I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.
2013-04-10 06:38:17 AM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Blokamp grew up in South Africa and lived in that sort of society.  I accept him making movies that focus on that because it really is happening.  Sure, in America thinks are that insanely divided, but in other parts of the world they are.

The special effects on this are gorgeous, I don't know what the aim of Damon's character is, and over all I want that movie to be out now so they can take my damn money!
2013-04-10 05:13:46 AM
1 votes:
Wait...a good sci-fi film?

If it comes out 8/9/13, I'm expecting the meteor to hit 8/8/13.
2013-04-10 04:14:31 AM
1 votes:
Am I going to get my e-peen chopped off if I say that I didn't think District 9 was all that great
2013-04-10 03:18:40 AM
1 votes:
Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.
2013-04-10 03:02:31 AM
1 votes:
Looks badass but I honestly hope it doesnt take that how bad society sucks overall commentary that district 9 did, district 9 just got annoying after awhile
2013-04-10 02:37:58 AM
1 votes:
(pulls it up on my phone)  I didn't recognize Jodi Foster at first, with blonde hair.

Figures the 1% would put themselves above the sky.
2013-04-10 02:36:50 AM
1 votes:
Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"
2013-04-10 12:52:20 AM
1 votes:
I have a feeling this is going to be as full of plot holes and logical inconsistencies as Independence Day.  I also have a feeling it'll be just as much fun to watch.
2013-04-09 08:59:29 PM
1 votes:
I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.
2013-04-09 08:55:15 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.


That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.

Blomkamp has done no wrong so far, so this will be a Day 1 for sure.

/Please let it be rated R
2013-04-09 08:35:11 PM
1 votes:
Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.
 
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