History YMMV / District9

16th Oct '17 1:50:01 PM Vampireandthen
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** Wikus: at the start, is he just an ignorant PunchClockVillain just following where his bureaucracy takes him, or does he edge into pure evil territory? [[spoiler: Does he continue to help Christopher due to [[HeelFaceTurn a newfound empathy for these rational, feeling beings]], or because (at first) it serves his own ends and (at the end of the story) allows him to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge wallow in his rage]]?]]

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** Wikus: at the start, is he just an ignorant PunchClockVillain just following where his bureaucracy takes him, or does he edge into pure evil territory? [[spoiler: Does he continue to help Christopher due to [[HeelFaceTurn a newfound empathy for these rational, feeling beings]], or because (at first) it serves his own ends and (at the end of the story) allows him to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge wallow in his rage]]?]]rage]]? Consider this detail - when Tania is explaining the fact she has found a metal flower on her doorstep, if you look at the mirror behind her, there are ultra sound pictures. Wikus rage and anger at his condition has suddenly become very understandable.]]
3rd Jun '17 4:18:50 PM Angeldeb82
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack combines traditional South African music with modern music spectacularly.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack combines traditional South African music with modern music spectacularly.



* NauseaFuel: A shit-ton. BodyHorror, [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vomit Indiscretion Shots]] and {{Gorn}} galore.
* 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 loose ends to tie up to begin with]].

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* NauseaFuel: A shit-ton. BodyHorror, [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vomit {{Vomit Indiscretion Shots]] Shot}}s and {{Gorn}} galore.
* 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 [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks 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 loose ends to tie up to begin with]].



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Obvious just from the trailer. The aliens? The gigantic spaceship hovering over the city? ''All CGI''. All made on a budget of just $30 million. While Weta Workshop designed the aliens (who, appropriately enough, resemble big crickets), at the time of the movie's post-production, Weta Digital was too busy working on visual effects for ''[[{{Film/Avatar}} Avatar]]'', and made only the mothership and the dropship. Most of the VFX were made by companies based in Vancouver (where Neill Blomkamp lives), with Image Engine taking the biggest part. Though already having worked on other Hollywood movies, ''District 9'' was Image Engine's first big project.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Obvious just from the trailer. The aliens? The gigantic spaceship hovering over the city? ''All CGI''. All made on a budget of just $30 million. While Weta Workshop designed the aliens (who, appropriately enough, resemble big crickets), at the time of the movie's post-production, Weta Digital was too busy working on visual effects for ''[[{{Film/Avatar}} Avatar]]'', ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', and made only the mothership and the dropship. Most of the VFX were made by companies based in Vancouver (where Neill Blomkamp lives), with Image Engine taking the biggest part. Though already having worked on other Hollywood movies, ''District 9'' was Image Engine's first big project.
21st May '17 10:23:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* LawfulNeutral: Wikus. He's still quoting MNU regulations until the midpoint of the film, and he's pretty much looking out for himself until literally the last five minutes of the movie, when he veers towards ChaoticGood.
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"
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