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2021-02-28 2:35:08 AM  
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2021-02-28 2:55:18 AM  
It's about fookin' time.
 
2021-02-28 4:11:22 AM  
I very much enjoyed the original and look forward to a sequel for once.  It's also nice to know that it's very much a passion project for Blomkamp and won't be some stupid cash grab.

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2021-02-28 7:02:11 AM  
I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.
 
2021-02-28 7:51:52 AM  
Awesome
 
2021-02-28 8:01:03 AM  
District 9 is one of those movies I'll stop and watch if if it's on
 
2021-02-28 8:02:38 AM  
Payback is a biatch.
 
2021-02-28 8:47:35 AM  
I still want him to get the rights for that Aliens sequel
 
2021-02-28 9:46:31 AM  
Who would win in a fight between Chappie and Chitti?

I'd say Chitti, hands down.
 
2021-02-28 10:45:38 AM  
I'm hoarding cat food in anticipation.
 
2021-02-28 10:47:06 AM  
Saw original 2x, don't need to see it again or need a sequel.
 
2021-02-28 11:09:16 AM  
The "recapture the lightning in a bottle" sequels rarely measure up to the original. Hopefully this will be an exception.
 
2021-02-28 11:17:58 AM  

Porous Horace: Who would win in a fight between Chappie and Chitti?

I'd say Chitti, hands down.


Darn tootin'
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2021-02-28 11:29:11 AM  
After Chappie I don't think I can trust his judgement.
 
2021-02-28 11:46:59 AM  
Yes please.
 
2021-02-28 11:54:54 AM  
You son of a biatch, I'm in
 
2021-02-28 1:13:34 PM  

WhippingBoi: The "recapture the lightning in a bottle" sequels rarely measure up to the original. Hopefully this will be an exception.


It usually only happens when the formula is completely changed. Alien vs Aliens for example, or  Terminator vs T2.  So if they switch it up to an action movie it could work.
 
2021-02-28 1:23:25 PM  
Yes, yes we do.   That was a great film.  Given the directors other efforts, it causes me to wonder if it wasnt his only great film.

A ready made sequel will tell us if he is a lucky hack or not.
 
2021-02-28 3:10:25 PM  
I still long for what could've been the Halo movie... that had the plug pulled... and became D9.
 
2021-02-28 4:16:20 PM  
That would be freaking awesome, especially since Oats Studios is looking like a bust.
 
2021-02-28 4:19:38 PM  

The Darkest Timeline: That would be freaking awesome, especially since Oats Studios is looking like a bust.


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2021-02-28 4:23:16 PM  

Rent Party: Yes, yes we do.   That was a great film.  Given the directors other efforts, it causes me to wonder if it wasnt his only great film.

A ready made sequel will tell us if he is a lucky hack or not.


He makes some really good short movies. His only real bad movie is Chappie. Elysium is average to ok. I think the problem is with producers. He has Deltoro as a producer for District 9. One his last two movies, he had a producer that produced Dirty Grandpa.
 
2021-02-28 4:42:53 PM  
 
2021-02-28 4:48:30 PM  

Noah_Tall: WhippingBoi: The "recapture the lightning in a bottle" sequels rarely measure up to the original. Hopefully this will be an exception.

It usually only happens when the formula is completely changed. Alien vs Aliens for example, or  Terminator vs T2.  So if they switch it up to an action movie it could work.


Damn, I actually came here to say exactly  ^ this ^ ... in book or movie form, the best sequels are the ones that take a huge direction shift in plot. ST: 2 Wrath of Khan, BTTF 2 & 3, Superman II, things like that.

A suitable plot line would have to involve either the invasion of earth, or the Prawns coming back to maybe take resources as "payment" and payback for earth's enslavement of them, followed by Dikus getting taken to see their side of the Galaxy and life in their universe through their eyes... it's a great opportunity to pull off some "Avatar" (blue cat people one, not the awful ruination of Aang one) level world building.
 
2021-02-28 4:50:49 PM  

Rev Rick White: After Chappie I don't think I can trust his judgement.


It's been done too many times before and his attempts to break with the trope were the reason for failure; he tried to get creative and it was disastrous.
 
2021-02-28 4:51:59 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.


Please explain how the hell this was not an Apartheid-esque movie.
 
2021-02-28 4:53:00 PM  
What exactly could a sequel expand on here?

Maybe they have an awesome story that can somehow tie into the District 9 setup but I am not that enthusiastic. I just see it turning into another generic alien invasion movie.
 
2021-02-28 4:53:25 PM  

thespindrifter: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.

Please explain how the hell this was not an Apartheid-esque movie.


Yeah, I was wondering that myself.
 
2021-02-28 7:39:36 PM  

WhippingBoi: thespindrifter: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.

Please explain how the hell this was not an Apartheid-esque movie.

Yeah, I was wondering that myself.



I don't mean to overstate it; yes, of course D9 is in many ways inspired by elements of the apartheid era. I'm just saying there's a lot more here than a blunt allegory for apartheid where aliens=black and humans=white.

Even in the South African context, D9 seems to be commenting at least as much on refugees/immigration as apartheid. Remember the "people on the street" interviews in the original short (Alive in Joburg)? Those aren't actors, they're just (black) South Africans talking about (black) immigrants.

The prawns are a tiny foreign minority, not a native people being oppressed by a minority of colonizers. The camps reflect refugee camps, and human foreigners sharing the same camps figure prominently in the story. The backstory is the prawns having escaped oppression (or at least unable to return home) only to find themselves poorly treated in their new home by the locals. And so on.

Hell, the movie was even filmed during a spate of violence by South Africans against illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, and in a place where the population was actually being forcibly removed to government housing.

It seemed to me that some critics overlooked this, thought "South Africa, concerns treatment of The Other, must be all about apartheid" and then crapped on it for being too heavy-handed with the apartheid.
 
2021-02-28 7:47:41 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: WhippingBoi: thespindrifter: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.

Please explain how the hell this was not an Apartheid-esque movie.

Yeah, I was wondering that myself.


I don't mean to overstate it; yes, of course D9 is in many ways inspired by elements of the apartheid era. I'm just saying there's a lot more here than a blunt allegory for apartheid where aliens=black and humans=white.

Even in the South African context, D9 seems to be commenting at least as much on refugees/immigration as apartheid. Remember the "people on the street" interviews in the original short (Alive in Joburg)? Those aren't actors, they're just (black) South Africans talking about (black) immigrants.

The prawns are a tiny foreign minority, not a native people being oppressed by a minority of colonizers. The camps reflect refugee camps, and human foreigners sharing the same camps figure prominently in the story. The backstory is the prawns having escaped oppression (or at least unable to return home) only to find themselves poorly treated in their new home by the locals. And so on.

Hell, the movie was even filmed during a spate of violence by South Africans against illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, and in a place where the population was actually being forcibly removed to government housing.

It seemed to me that some critics overlooked this, thought "South Africa, concerns treatment of The Other, must be all about apartheid" and then crapped on it for being too heavy-handed with the apartheid.


Thanks. That's a great answer. I'm going to have to watch D9 again and frame it through this.
 
2021-02-28 9:52:36 PM  

WhippingBoi: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: WhippingBoi: thespindrifter: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I'm in, it was a good flick with excellent setup for a sequel.

Worst thing about it was moran viewers complaining that it was too obviously a heavyhanded allegory for RSA apartheid even though it was not an allegory for apartheid.

Please explain how the hell this was not an Apartheid-esque movie.

Yeah, I was wondering that myself.


I don't mean to overstate it; yes, of course D9 is in many ways inspired by elements of the apartheid era. I'm just saying there's a lot more here than a blunt allegory for apartheid where aliens=black and humans=white.

Even in the South African context, D9 seems to be commenting at least as much on refugees/immigration as apartheid. Remember the "people on the street" interviews in the original short (Alive in Joburg)? Those aren't actors, they're just (black) South Africans talking about (black) immigrants.

The prawns are a tiny foreign minority, not a native people being oppressed by a minority of colonizers. The camps reflect refugee camps, and human foreigners sharing the same camps figure prominently in the story. The backstory is the prawns having escaped oppression (or at least unable to return home) only to find themselves poorly treated in their new home by the locals. And so on.

Hell, the movie was even filmed during a spate of violence by South Africans against illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, and in a place where the population was actually being forcibly removed to government housing.

It seemed to me that some critics overlooked this, thought "South Africa, concerns treatment of The Other, must be all about apartheid" and then crapped on it for being too heavy-handed with the apartheid.

Thanks. That's a great answer. I'm going to have to watch D9 again and frame it through this.


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2021-03-01 10:52:56 AM  

ActionJoe: What exactly could a sequel expand on here?

Maybe they have an awesome story that can somehow tie into the District 9 setup but I am not that enthusiastic. I just see it turning into another generic alien invasion movie.


When you look at Blomkamp's feature film list, what makes you think it'll be a "generic alien invasion" movie?  All of his movies are VERY heavy-handed ethics movies, talking about refugees, healthcare, and other topical points.  He's not going to do the next "Independence Day".  If they go that way, he wouldn't remain attached for long.

Even when he's missed the mark, his films always have a very strong message and perspective.  They're never bombast and Bay-esque assaults on the senses.
 
2021-03-01 2:00:29 PM  

demonfaerie: Rent Party: Yes, yes we do.   That was a great film.  Given the directors other efforts, it causes me to wonder if it wasnt his only great film.

A ready made sequel will tell us if he is a lucky hack or not.

He makes some really good short movies. His only real bad movie is Chappie. Elysium is average to ok. I think the problem is with producers. He has Deltoro as a producer for District 9. One his last two movies, he had a producer that produced Dirty Grandpa.


I was willing to overlook Private Ryan strapped into bicycle pumps as a sophmore misstep.  It was a pretty run of the mill space shootemup.

Chappie there is no excuse for.  That was embarrassing levels of bad and three data points is a trend.

His shorts are great, yes.
 
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