- Motto: ""Laws only exist when there's someone there to enforce them.""
- Weapon: Laser-Guided Proton Missile Cannons
I actually enjoyed most the films on that list. I mean the truly awful films that belonged on there that are....Such as District 9. I hate district 9 more than any recent film. It had excessive shaky cam to give me a headache, horribly written characters I wish would have all died.
It forced weak logic to make an analogy, no one acts like the real world at all.(The main character is coughing up black stuff and losing finger nails...yet doesn't want to go to hospital despite them building up how much of a wuss he is.) It's like dropping a ton of gold into middle of central park and no one picks up but one guy and he's evil because greed is bad. That's how this film crams white guilt down our throats with racism. It ignores the fact that our races flaws are very reason this scenario would never happen, the Prawns are too valueable to toss into slums. Between having better tech than us, and treating them poorly is a great way START AN INTERGALACTIC WAR! They found us once they could do it again.
You can have a story with fanastic elements, but the people have to still act like people to make the point you're making in the metaphor.(So many other properties such as Star trek, Xmen, Alien Nation have all used race metaphors superior to District 9) It failed to do this miseribly. I agree humans are greedy, and cowardly at times. That's exactly why we'd rounded them all up in some sort of Area 51 style miltary base and studied their technology while taking good care of them.(cat food and shelter are a very cheap price tag for next generation weapons and technology.) No way in world we'd ever let some half assed organization passively oversee them while gangsters trade potential weapons of mass destruction freely. No way in 30 years we couldn't have figured out how to by pass their genetic locks on their gear. Humans are too smart for that.
So yeah awful movie that says humans and racism are bad in the most pretentious and preachy way. Makes Rotf look oscar worthy by comparsion.
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