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Science and sci-fi geeks come out of the government closet!
Anybody see this one yet? I saw it last night. Very good! Actually had a plot with some depth. There was the surface story but also the undertones commenting on our world. Don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it.
Anybody want to discuss?
I haven’t seen this one yet, but it appears that the sci fi genre is about the only one contains any degree social commentary.
When it’s at its best, definitely, ’cause with SF you can say some amazing things without seeming heavy-handed.
Jerry, that’s my impression exactly.
I have a threshold for movies that’s pretty low: I consider a picture a success if while I’m watching it I don’t find my mind wandering to other things. It’s surprising how few films make that threshold. But I watched D9 without even getting popcorn. It never drooped for a minute, and had substance too.
I have some things to say about the plot also, but I’ll wait until more people have seen it.
I saw D9 last weekend and enjoyed it. I agree that it really does have comments on our modern world and how we deal (or don’t deal with issues).
I think SF has always been a great outlet for social commentary without angering the mainstream (the Kirk/Uhura kiss comes to mind immediately). Peter Jackson has been able to deliver some great films. I am looking forward to his next venture.
This was indeed a great new flick! I saw it as a creative blend between those WWII prison camp movies, (like Stalag 17 or King Rat) and the grittiness of the old “Max Headroom” series, complete with modern corporate pirates, as viewed through the lenses of various cameras, (documentary camcorders, security cams, archived news reports, etc.) Very few “POV” shots. Masterful! We can only hope that the sequels are as good!
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