Originally Posted by Josh Z
No offense, but the overt, sledgehammer-to-the-head political message of the movie is painfully clear even from the trailer. I don't know how it's possible for anyone to not
see something right in front of them. This isn't some subtle, subversive message secretly slipped into the movie. It's, "HEY LOOK AT THIS! THIS IS A MOVIE ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH CARE REFORM, WITH SPACESHIPS AND LASERS!"
If I may....
I believe what lordcloud was implying (if I am wrong, please step in L.C.) is nearly
every subject people wish to speak about these days is being couched as having some kind of "political" origin/meaning.
Personally, I find this disgusting and a barrier to rational public discourse.
This movie is about a dystopian world where everything went to hell....so to speak.
So much so, some folks have literally
left the planet.
A logical way for this to have happened, within the confines of the screenplay, is the rich get richer and everyone else less so (far fetched?
Anyway, there had to be some set of circumstances which allowed our world to sink to those levels of Hell.
Those "circumstances" (economic, political, social) are not examined here as they were in D9.
This is a glaring omission IMO and made the movie weaker, with less bite, and probably is the result of the influence of the "suits."
I think I'm getting off track here....
FWIW, my point is anyone who gets their panties in a bunch over NB's clumsiness with this flawed movie, needs a beer, or maybe just join me in a Central Oregon pub crawl....I'm buying.
Originally Posted by gwsat
I can't be responsible for the wrongheadedness of a bunch of film critics.
Although racism and Apartheid could be inferred from District 9
I took its message as more a humanist one. Also, what message there was came near the end of the film and was, I thought, rather delicately handled. It moved me. That's one of the reasons I bought the BD.