yes, the rest were just like disco said, worker bees. they followed orders and leadership.
That makes no sense. Worker bees defend the queen at all cost including their own lives. These drones did no such thing. Hell worker bees even defend themselves. Where was Christopher to be a leader?
the ship stopped because something malfunctioned. something obviously went wrong. the workers were then malnourished. and if you recall, there was a piece (the command module) that fell to earth that was never retrieved. later on you find out where it was the whole time.
You have no idea if any of that is even true. You just made it up. Its a fine theory, but it isnt "obvious" that something went wrong. Like I said. It could have been an advance team. Or a prison colony. Or refugees. You have no idea. Why would "workers" have access to weapons anyway? But each one of those ideas leads to a different level of sympathy. Refugees, I would care about, maybe. Did they leave cause they were freakish practitioners of a alien sacrifice or pedobears? I dont know so I would like to know whats up first. Prisoners I could careless about. Stranded space travelers I would care about.
sure, they had weapons, but again, they followed leadership. they are just unintelligent "worker bees", sans that one guy. and even if there were 1 million of you with nice weapons ... it didn't make them invincible. there could be a million of us stuck in some world with 6 billion people, that doesn't mean we would fight back. advanced weapons or not, we'd get our asses kicked. remember, human guns could still hurt them.
Disagree. Human beings are beings of adaptation. So we as a race would either adapt or die. Also they could breed. Remember the popping like popcorn? Again, worker bees defend the queen and the hive at all costs. Actually in the RSA yea it pretty much makes them invincible. After all, 2 guys were able to break into a heavily armored and defended building and then break out. Christopher has the ability to break into the compound, but not the capacity to be a leader? Clearly those weapons were highly superior as they took out an entire strike team and then some. And there were 3 million of them. Sans that one guy. Where was that one guy when **** started going down? Was he in the drop ship? You still dont know if that was a command module or a drop ship. You make the assumption that it was a command module. Too much of the time the timeline doesnt add up. If Christopher was around when **** started, why didnt he step up and say our ship is broken and we need help, we would like to leave. And if he wasnt around then, how did he come to learn what he knows? How did he find the transport? And think about this. The ship is there for 30 years and he spends 20 years trying to collect the fluid for his juice. How did he learn how to fix the ship in 10 years? How did he know it would it work? He was DAMN confident that it would work.
why wouldn't you be sympathetic to their cause of living? what does that have to do with them getting there?
If they are "worker bees" as you say, they have nothing but an autonomous drive to work for the queen and protect the hive. They showed no level of intelligence what so ever. Why do I care about a bunch of autonomous drones? No reason. Unless you give me one.
if your family came and got stuck in some town, and i have no idea why, but then everybody in my town stuck you guys into a slum and treated you like sh*t, i'd be sympathetic. especially if i find out people in my town were using some of your family in lab experiments, i'd be sympathetic. thus, again, why would i need to know where you came from?
None of the aliens had any idea that they were being used for experiments. And you just feel sympathy for sympathy's sake? What if my family were a bunch of murdering, raping, thieves who picked clean every town(planet) we showed up in by playing on your sympathy? You would feel sympathy for us without knowing who we were or where we were from? Yea sorry. I dont just feel sympathy for someone until I know whats up. I have no sympathy for prisoners. They deserve to be where they are. How do you know this isn't a prison ship?
Ironically, it is your very sympathy that creates the ghetto for them in the first place. They are brought down and nourished back to health by you, the sympathetic people, and then turn around and proceed to take advantage of the situation. So your sympathy is actually the catalyst to the problem, where as my skepticism would have gotten the answer to the question that would get them what they want. If that is truly what they want. As far as we the viewer know, only 3 of them want to go home. Yes that's right. Only Christopher and friends want to go home. So again, I ask, why should I feel sympathy for a bunch of welfare cases? Because other than Christoper, his dead friend and his kid, that's what the other 3 million are in this film. Welfare cases. Takes care of by the state and do nothing but destroy their own culture for their own profit. With no production to the greater cause.
so really, if you have the power to analyze, you will see that the movie's plot was pretty damn good. especially for the crap that's been out this year, this movie is amazing.
So now you question my ability to analyze while you ignore an unfinished plot? And a pretty damn good plot has all the holes Ive asked about Very mature in discussing a movie that you are trying to sell as good. Insult the guy who has a differing opinion and question his ability to reason. This movie sucked donkey nuts. There are much better movies out there than this stink pile. Clearly one one of the worst movies of the summer that ranks right up there with GI Joe and Terminator 4. Compare a movie to other great movies and make your point on that. Great idea. Rather than base it on it being a good solid movie, you use a sliding scale of this was crap, so by default this is better and since I didnt see anything better, this is amazing. This is indisputable. You state it yourself right here:
especially for the crap that's been out this year, this movie is amazing.
You want good movies? The Time Traveler's Wife, Julie and Julia, The Hangover, Star Trek, The Hurt Locker, 500 Days of Summer, Funny People, Whatever Works, Adam. So many that havent even been released yet like Ingorious Basterds and A Serious Man. All have less plot holes and far more sympathetic characters. Only 2 of those films had any hype behind them and I would argue that The Hangover is the lowest rated of those and the one with the most hype.
if you can't figure something out, there are tons of forums talking about the movie. go look it up.
Are you serious? I now have to engage in a discussion on the internet forums riddled with guys like yourself who cant even address my issues with the movie without proceeding to ridicule my ability to reason and insult my intelligence? For what? So I can understand WTF is going on in a movie I just paid 12 bucks to see? No if I want to discuss WTF is up and the underlying themes and tone ok fine. But not in an effort to generate sympathy for unfinished characters in an incomplete movie.
None, NONE of the greatest movies need a forum to explain what is going on or "figure it out." At least not the plot. Great movies have the ability to have a discussion about the underlying themes and tones of the plot without having to first explain the plot or make up some idea about where the aliens the came from. Titanic, Casablanca, The Matrix, Gone with the Wind, Total Recall. No one questions the plot in these movies except maybe Total Recall. And with that movie its not so much about the holes in the plot vs analyzing the human experience of reality and technology. They analyze the underlying tones and themes without being bogged down by a BS plot that has more holes in it than sieve. District 9 is so obviously about race relations and the human condition. Its clear from the ads on the side of buses. Its just something that has been done time and time again. It doesnt bring anything new to the table. A quick search of the internet(your idea) reminded me of the fact that oh yea it was done before and called Alien Nation. Which as far as Im concerned reinforces the fact that this a bad movie.