History YMMV / District9

10th Jan '16 1:07:04 AM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{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.

to:

* {{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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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?

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[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.

to:

** [[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.
9th Jun '15 8:18:29 AM fmpro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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).
13th Apr '15 6:13:11 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Piet Smit, Wikus's father in law, is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who helps keep the prawns oppressed in the alien ghetto. Initially a cold man, when Wikus is infected and finds himself turning into a prawn himself, Smit has Wikus taken in and plans to have him vivisected in order to study him further, calmly watching his own son in law beg for his life without even a trace of emotion and later lies to his own daughter about Wikus being a criminal.
29th Mar '15 1:08:34 AM ACW
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a sadistic 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.

to:

** [[BloodKnight Koobus Venter]] is a sadistic {{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.
26th Mar '15 8:20:29 AM Eegah
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FranchiseOriginalSin: Upon the film's release, Neill Blomkamp was heralded as a visionary new voice in film. Now that his subsequent works have shown that {{Anvilicious}} race and class parallels are pretty much the only trick he knows, the hype has died down a bit.
10th Aug '14 3:57:57 PM WJTaylor4
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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?
23rd Jul '14 9:19:54 AM emeriin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HePannedItNowHeSucks: DougWalker took a lot of heat for hating this movie, though it quieted down when he finally stopped ranting about it through sketch characters and simply talked as himself about why he doesn't like it (and in the same video said he doesn't dislike anyone for having different opinions about a movie than him).
22nd Jul '14 9:15:44 AM Eegah
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HePannedItNowHeSucks: DougWalker took a lot of heat for hating this movie, though it quieted down when he finally stopped ranting about it through sketch characters and simply talked as himself about why he doesn't like it (and in the same video said he doesn't dislike anyone for having different opinions about a movie than him).
This list shows the last 10 events of 56. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.District9