History YMMV / District9

15th Nov '16 5:36:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie only ''slightly'' more subtle.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie movie's only ''slightly'' more subtle.
27th Sep '16 9:33:46 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences, due at least in part to the fact that they [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks tend to repeat a lot of this film's themes and tropes]] while not actually being a continuation of this story, which [[SequelHook left plenty of lose ends to tie up to begin with]].

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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences, due at least in part to the fact that they [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks tend to repeat a lot of this film's themes and tropes]] while not actually being a continuation of this story, which [[SequelHook left plenty of lose loose ends to tie up to begin with]].
7th Sep '16 10:54:29 AM NWolfman
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie is a little more subtle.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie is a little only ''slightly'' more subtle.



* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences. It doesn't help at all that his later projects so far have not included an actual sequel to ''District 9'', despite there obviously being [[SequelHook plenty of story left to tell by the end of this movie]].

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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences. It doesn't help audiences, due at all least in part to the fact that his later projects so far have they [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks tend to repeat a lot of this film's themes and tropes]] while not included an actual sequel to ''District 9'', despite there obviously actually being a continuation of this story, which [[SequelHook left plenty of story left lose ends to tell by the end of this movie]].tie up to begin with]].
30th Aug '16 12:32:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a {{sadist}}ic member of a special ops team who gets his jollies off murder, and relishes being able to kill without repercussion. Koobus guns down a prawn after it's been subdued and later leads a violent hunt for Wikus, with full willingness to kill whoever gets in the way. Koobus psychologically tortures the Prawn Christopher Johnson while beating him and threatens to kill him regardless of getting Wikus, gleefully saying he can't believe he's getting paid to do what he loves: he just loves watching the Prawns die.

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** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a {{sadist}}ic member of a special ops team who gets his jollies off murder, and relishes being able to kill without repercussion. Koobus guns down a prawn after it's been subdued and later leads a violent hunt for Wikus, with full willingness to kill whoever gets in the way. Koobus psychologically tortures the Prawn Christopher Johnson while beating him and threatens to kill him regardless of getting Wikus, gleefully saying he can't believe [[PsychoForHire he's getting paid to do what he loves: loves]]: he just loves watching the Prawns die.
3rd Aug '16 1:08:36 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences. It doesn't help at all that none of his later projects so far have been a actual sequel to ''District 9'', despite there obviously being [[SequelHook plenty of story left to tell by the end of the movie]].

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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences. It doesn't help at all that none of his later projects so far have been a not included an actual sequel to ''District 9'', despite there obviously being [[SequelHook plenty of story left to tell by the end of the this movie]].
3rd Aug '16 1:07:49 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ToughActToFollow: None of Neill Blomkamp's other film projects have garnered the same level of praise from critics or audiences. It doesn't help at all that none of his later projects so far have been a actual sequel to ''District 9'', despite there obviously being [[SequelHook plenty of story left to tell by the end of the movie]].
15th Jul '16 10:41:39 PM Eagal
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* HellIsThatNoise: The high-pitched ringing-ears sound whenever the earlier effects of the fluid on Wikus become apparent (e.g. when he throws up and when he has a nosebleed).



* JerkassWoobie: Wikus. He's more than a bit of an asshole, sure, but he's been through a lot as well.



** JerkassWoobie: Wikus. He's more than a bit of an asshole, sure, but he's been through a lot as well.
** WoobieSpecies: The alien "prawns" are a racism-related example, combined with "WhatMeasureIsANonCute"

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** JerkassWoobie: Wikus. He's more than a bit of an asshole, sure, but he's been through a lot as well.
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* WoobieSpecies: The alien "prawns" are a racism-related example, combined with "WhatMeasureIsANonCute"
10th Jan '16 1:07:04 AM Eagal
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie is a little more subtle. Of course, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The promotional website and trailers drop anvils on racism, illegal immigration, and pretty much anything that can be tangentially related to Apartheid. The movie is a little more subtle. Of course, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The movie has plenty of messages about racism: Refugees and minorities deserve respect, racism is ''bad'', that Apartheid is ''monstrous'', and racist people are capable of finding enough humanity within themselves to find redemption (which is a rare anvil to drop, indeed, as some viewers treat bigotry as a MoralEventHorizon on its own and become ''angry'' when such characters redeem themselves).
6th Oct '15 1:50:09 AM Farnham
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** Piet Smit, Wikus's father in law: he obviously disliked Wikus for being an idiot, but did he send him out into District 9 hoping he would get killed by the Prawns or by his own stupidity? Or did he really just give him the job because he was sleeping with Piet's lovely daughter Tania?

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** Piet Smit, Wikus's father in law: father-in-law: he obviously disliked Wikus for being an idiot, but did he send him out into District 9 hoping he would get killed by the Prawns or by his own stupidity? Or did he really just give him the job because he was sleeping with Piet's lovely daughter Tania?
2nd Sep '15 6:23:49 AM ACW
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** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a {{sadist}}ic member of a special ops team who gets his jollies off murder, and relishes being able to kill without repercussion. Koobus guns down a prawn after it's been subdued and later leads a violent hunt for Wikus, with full willingness to kill whoever gets in the way. Koobus psychologically tortures the Prawn Christopher Johnson while beating him and threatens to kill him regardless of getting Wikus, gleefully saying he can't believe he's getting paid to do hat he loves: he just loves watching the Prawns die.

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** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a {{sadist}}ic member of a special ops team who gets his jollies off murder, and relishes being able to kill without repercussion. Koobus guns down a prawn after it's been subdued and later leads a violent hunt for Wikus, with full willingness to kill whoever gets in the way. Koobus psychologically tortures the Prawn Christopher Johnson while beating him and threatens to kill him regardless of getting Wikus, gleefully saying he can't believe he's getting paid to do hat what he loves: he just loves watching the Prawns die.
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