History Headscratchers / District9

15th Jan '16 7:30:01 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* They were [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]] to prove their evilness. [[ViewersAreMorons We had to be shown]] they are bad, nasty people who ''deserve'' to get their building blown up and their soldiers killed. This is also why the colonel growls about how he "loves to watch Prawns die;" we need to see why PlotArmor makes him immune to machine guns, lightning cannons, and rocket launchers-- it's saving him for a bloodier fate later.
to:
* They were [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]] to prove their evilness. [[ViewersAreMorons We had to be shown]] shown they are bad, nasty people who ''deserve'' to get their building blown up and their soldiers killed. This is also why the colonel growls about how he "loves to watch Prawns die;" we need to see why PlotArmor makes him immune to machine guns, lightning cannons, and rocket launchers-- it's saving him for a bloodier fate later.
7th Dec '15 6:06:07 PM somellama
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
**children learn our languages from scratch with reduced mental capacity by the age of four, most people learn new languages without any knowledge of them in 3-4 years. if you are talking about the constant interaction between a social worker and the "people" he is serving, after 10-20 years you would just interaction have most of it down, and note that the humans didn't speak prawn, only understood it.. which is easier than speaking a language.
24th Nov '15 10:08:58 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
*** It doesn't just happen in documentaries, either. Take a look at Dalip Singh's dialogue in the remake of ''TheLongestYard''. Better safe than sorry with these things, I suppose.
to:
*** It doesn't just happen in documentaries, either. Take a look at Dalip Singh's dialogue in the remake of ''TheLongestYard''.''Film/TheLongestYard''. Better safe than sorry with these things, I suppose.
23rd Jul '15 4:54:30 PM AlexDKZ
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*** I think the movie made it pretty clear that the media was influenced by the MNU into exaggerating (if not outright fabricating) news to make the Prawns look bad to the publics. Just look how they lie about Wikus to ensure nobody would cooperate with him.
17th Dec '14 3:48:17 PM hunter139
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*** Humans have done much stupider things in real life; for instance, the US government basically gave the CIA a blank check to whatever they wanted with no governmental oversight. Needless to say, this was an incredibly stupid idea, since they constantly go around overthrowing third world governments. Not to mention, you clearly have no idea how many human rights crimes have been committed by corporations and all they got for it was a slap on the wrist. There wasn't really a bounty on Wikus' head and the guy who was in jail was likely arrested for corporate espionage, which, even if it exposed MNU's corruption, is still illegal. ''In other words, MNU is doing stuff that even most democratically elected ''governments'' wouldn't get away with, both domestically and internationally.'': Welcome to reality, my friend, where corporations are given freedoms that people are not. This was part of the message of the movie: corporations ''can'' and often ''do'' get away with crimes that would get anyone else thrown in prison for the rest of their lives.
9th Dec '14 1:41:10 PM Chubzhac
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Did any of the humans ever consider what might happen if more capable, more well equipped aliens ever arrive on Earth and sees that their people are being treated like trash.
to:
* Okay, so the aliens in the film basically arrived here sick and desperate, but what would happen if another ship came to Earth? Did any of the humans ever stop to consider what might happen if more capable, more well equipped aliens ever arrive on Earth and sees that their people are being treated like trash. trash?
9th Dec '14 1:30:59 PM Chubzhac
Is there an issue? Send a Message
to:
* Did any of the humans ever consider what might happen if more capable, more well equipped aliens ever arrive on Earth and sees that their people are being treated like trash.
7th Nov '14 10:58:34 PM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** People could have pointed out the discrepancy, but we didn't see it, and, the way news and urban legend works, people will remember the more exciting/interesting version of a story rather than the truth. Wikus didn't contract an alien STD, either, but people sure believed he did after the picture was aired.
to:
** People could have pointed out the discrepancy, but we didn't see it, and, the way news and urban legend works, people will remember the more exciting/interesting version of a story rather than the truth. Wikus didn't contract an alien STD, either, but people sure believed he did after the the picture was aired.

------
to:
------

------
to:
------

------
to:
------
12th Oct '14 4:19:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message
the wiki only recognises up to third level bullets.
**** That's all very nice and reasonable, except for one hitch: in order for those arguments to work, xenos must have a mean to ''comprehend'' them! You mean to tell us, that those leaderless drones not only made an accurate assumption on the Earthlings' potential, despite only witnessing the very least of it, but managed to make a coherent common decision to stand down. All 2 millions of them. Ri-i-ight. Of course, we're not talking about anything akin to organised warfare here, but rather a chaotic and senseless bloody uprising that could only result in numerous civillian casualties before being brutally suppressed with most of the aliens exterminated. Do you see any reasons why it '''didn't''' happend? I don't. Individual aliens seem fit and mindlessly violent enough, but the whole population is suddenly humble, timid and reasonable? ***** I introduce to you (the immediate prior, that is) the logic bomb: BystanderSyndrome.
to:
**** *** That's all very nice and reasonable, except for one hitch: in order for those arguments to work, xenos must have a mean to ''comprehend'' them! You mean to tell us, that those leaderless drones not only made an accurate assumption on the Earthlings' potential, despite only witnessing the very least of it, but managed to make a coherent common decision to stand down. All 2 millions of them. Ri-i-ight. Of course, we're not talking about anything akin to organised warfare here, but rather a chaotic and senseless bloody uprising that could only result in numerous civillian casualties before being brutally suppressed with most of the aliens exterminated. Do you see any reasons why it '''didn't''' happend? I don't. Individual aliens seem fit and mindlessly violent enough, but the whole population is suddenly humble, timid and reasonable? ***** *** I introduce to you (the immediate prior, that is) the logic bomb: BystanderSyndrome.

**** Remember how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler had those scientists and businessmen persecuted and marginalised because they were Jewish?
to:
**** *** Remember how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler had those scientists and businessmen persecuted and marginalised because they were Jewish?

**** My impressions were that the random rampages was in response to the poor conditions they were already put in, it just doesn't make any sense that first contact would be handled with a privately owned company instead of direct involvement by other governments.
to:
**** *** My impressions were that the random rampages was in response to the poor conditions they were already put in, it just doesn't make any sense that first contact would be handled with a privately owned company instead of direct involvement by other governments.Governments.
12th Oct '14 4:17:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message
**** Remember how AdolfHitler had those scientists and businessmen persecuted and marginalised because they were Jewish?
to:
**** Remember how AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler had those scientists and businessmen persecuted and marginalised because they were Jewish?
This list shows the last 10 events of 72. Show all.