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District 9

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bad Guy Zero, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I searched and did not find any sign of a thread about this movie.

    It opens tomorrow. Many theaters are doing 12:01am screenings tonight. I'm going to go to a 10:30am screening tomorrow.

    I saw a poster for it a couple of months back and it seemed to really be pushing the fact that Peter Jackson is the producer. I like Peter's films but I'm not ready to go see anything just because he produced it or gave it a rave [learned my lesson after sitting through Cabin Fever].

    But last weekend I was using the Flixster app on my G1 to find a showtime for a flick that Kitten and I were going to see. I decided to check out previews of some of the upcoming releases. I was psyched to see District 9 after viewing the trailer. Then to top it off the cover story of the latest Entertainment Weekly is about the film. I haven't read it yet as to avoid any potential spoilers.

    There seems to be a small buzz around this film that's quickly turning into a blaze. I expect that it will the top money maker at the box office this weekend. Is anybody else planning on seeing this over the weekend?

    You can watch the trailer here.

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  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have high hopes. I have yet to see a truly great film this summer and I am hoping this is it...
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    This movie looks like absolute crap. I feel sure it's going to suck, which is why I will not be watching it.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You must be the only one who thinks so... I'm not even a big science fiction fan and I think this film looks amazing. The critics all seem to think it's the best film of the summer.
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  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Going tomorrow, have been waiting with much anticipation. Looks slick, with genuinely creepy aliens for once.
  6. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    District 9 this weekend and Inglorious Basterds next weekend. Good times.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Even the AP reviewer, who never likes anything, liked this one.
  8. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    A lot of the major reviews still to come, but it's running 97 percent on rotten tomatoes.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I thought the previews looked promising.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We need this and Basterds to be great to save a bad summer...

    There's a reason people are seeing The Hangover four times, almost everything else sucks...

    If you had told me before the summer that Christian Bale would suck as John Connor and Johnny Depp would suck as John Dillinger, I would have told you that was not possible.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Up might have been close to that, but usually there's only 1-2 films a year that are over 95 percent.
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Also: Bad Guy Zero has the best avatar on the site right now. Hands down.
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