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dadudemon
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Originally posted by SnakeEyes
How are District 9 and Moon all that comparable; apples and oranges my friend.


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My coworker gave it very high marks saying it was the best film of the year. Doesn't even come close, to me. Pretty much better "everything" in District 9.
meaning, it (Moon) is not the best movie of the year. erm And, quite literally, there's better everything in District 9.

2. It's not even close to being "apples and oranges". They are both Sci Fi.

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Anyway, I like Moon better if we're comparing them. And try using spoiler tags for the sake of other people dude! Moon wasn't about a plot twist, considering they "revealed" it like halfway through the movie, that's one reason I liked it. It didn't rely on a twist, like say, The Sixth Sense does.


Why do I need to use spoiler tags for a film that's been out on DVD for quite some time now? Also, there's hardly any traffic in this thread, as is.


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I just didn't want it to be spoiled for other people, that's all. And it came out on dvd last week...

As far as that comparison, I know they're both sci-fi, but they've very different films. They don't aim to accomplish the same things, etc.

Moon had a better score and better acting, there's two things right there that are better in my opinion. Not saying Sharlto Copley was bad in District 9, he was quite good, but Rockwell was better. And the score for District 9 was forgettable. Mansell's Moon score is amazing.

And personally, Moon was more emotionally resonant.

Love both movies though.


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The acting in Moon was beyond anything seen in District 9. As was the thoughtfulness.


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I just didn't want it to be spoiled for other people, that's all. And it came out on dvd last week...


Really? I thought it had been out since like October. My bad, homie.

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As far as that comparison, I know they're both sci-fi, but they've very different films. They don't aim to accomplish the same things, etc.


While I agree, they are both Sci Fi.

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Moon had a better score and better acting, there's two things right there that are better in my opinion. Not saying Sharlto Copley was bad in District 9, he was quite good, but Rockwell was better. And the score for District 9 was forgettable. Mansell's Moon score is amazing.

And personally, Moon was more emotionally resonant.

Love both movies though.


I don't remember the score from either film standing out. And, I liked Copley's acting better. It seemed more "real" to me. A good movie has to make me forget that it's a bunch of actors doing their lines. I didn't think that at all in District 9, but thought it several times in Moon. Wait, I take that back: in District 9, the second time Wikus talks to his wife AFTER she was told the lies by her father, I remember thinking on one of the lines, "that could have been done better."


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District 9 was forgettable. Mansell's Moon score is amazing.


Both good scores, District 9 was hardly forgettable in the music department, wonderful score.

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Moon has better acting and score. District 9 is way more entertaining which I like better and it also has a good score and acting. Moon was boring at times.


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Originally posted by dadudemon
Really? I thought it had been out since like October. My bad, homie.



While I agree, they are both Sci Fi.



I don't remember the score from either film standing out. And, I liked Copley's acting better. It seemed more "real" to me. A good movie has to make me forget that it's a bunch of actors doing their lines. I didn't think that at all in District 9, but thought it several times in Moon. Wait, I take that back: in District 9, the second time Wikus talks to his wife AFTER she was told the lies by her father, I remember thinking on one of the lines, "that could have been done better."


It sounds to me like you simply enjoyed District 9 a lot more, which is totally cool, but I just disagree with you when you say stuff like "Everything in District 9 was better than everything in Moon." That's a little ridiculous imo.

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Both good scores, District 9 was hardly forgettable in the music department, wonderful score.


Well, I certainly forgot it. Whereas with Moon, I had the score going through my head on the drive home, where I downloaded it immediately. A while later I actually downloaded District 9's score because I had no recollection of how it sounded and once I started listening I kind of remembered why I'd.... not remembered it. It was fitting for the movie and it wasn't BAD, but not at all memorable. It didn't transcend the film like Mansell's score.

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Moon has better acting and score. District 9 is way more entertaining which I like better and it also has a good score and acting. Moon was boring at times.


Yeah, I think a lot of people felt this way.


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It sounds to me like you simply enjoyed District 9 a lot more, which is totally cool, but I just disagree with you when you say stuff like "Everything in District 9 was better than everything in Moon." That's a little ridiculous imo.


That's a tad odd coming from the same person that just got done telling me this is all opinion; but, if you prefer it, I'll be very specific for you:

Color: D9
Lighting: D9
CGI Animation/Visual Effects: D9
Sound: D9
Music: neither stood out

Story: D9
Acting: D9
Character development: D9
Character Interaction: D9
Character realism: D9
Emotional Impact of the film: D9

Setting: D9
Inovation: D9
Fictional Tech in the movie: D9
Unique Flora and Fauna (usually applies to Sci Fi): D9 (nothing unique in Moon)
Wow Factor: D9
Camera Angles/Use: D9
Re-watchability: D9

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Originally posted by SnakeEyes
Well, I certainly forgot it. Whereas with Moon, I had the score going through my head on the drive home, where I downloaded it immediately. A while later I actually downloaded District 9's score because I had no recollection of how it sounded and once I started listening I kind of remembered why I'd.... not remembered it. It was fitting for the movie and it wasn't BAD, but not at all memorable. It didn't transcend the film like Mansell's score.


Neither score stuck out to me.


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Moon contained essentially one actor carrying a film on his own, and he still turned in a better, more captivating performance than any other actor or actress in 2009, and a lot of other years.

District 9 is good, but massively overrated. That and whilst I don't require Shakespearean script, it's a little cheap to just say "****" at every other interval.

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It was fOOk, not *uc*. It's seen as a far milder form over there apparently. I know what you mean though, even though it wasn't *uc*, it was still quite grating, used a lot.

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Originally posted by dadudemon
That's a tad odd coming from the same person that just got done telling me this is all opinion; but, if you prefer it, I'll be very specific for you:

Color: D9
Lighting: D9
CGI Animation/Visual Effects: D9
Sound: D9
Music: neither stood out

Story: D9
Acting: D9
Character development: D9
Character Interaction: D9
Character realism: D9
Emotional Impact of the film: D9

Setting: D9
Inovation: D9
Fictional Tech in the movie: D9
Unique Flora and Fauna (usually applies to Sci Fi): D9 (nothing unique in Moon)
Wow Factor: D9
Camera Angles/Use: D9
Re-watchability: D9



Neither score stuck out to me.


Very strongly disagree with almost every single one of those, outside of CGI/visual stuff.


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Originally posted by dadudemon


Color: D9
Lighting: D9
CGI Animation/Visual Effects: D9
Sound: D9
Music: neither stood out

Story: D9
Acting: D9
Character development: D9
Character Interaction: D9
Character realism: D9
Emotional Impact of the film: D9

Setting: D9
Inovation: D9
Fictional Tech in the movie: D9
Unique Flora and Fauna (usually applies to Sci Fi): D9 (nothing unique in Moon)
Wow Factor: D9
Camera Angles/Use: D9
Re-watchability: D9



Yep; ridiculous.


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Forgetting all the other stuff, how does D9 beat Moon in innovation?

I can't say I've ever seen many movies do the whole one man cast thing. The innovation in Moon was that, to push the idea of loneliness, they literally made him more or less the only person in the movie.

How many have EVER done that?

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Originally posted by dadudemon
That's a tad odd coming from the same person that just got done telling me this is all opinion; but, if you prefer it, I'll be very specific for you:

Color: D9
Lighting: D9
CGI Animation/Visual Effects: D9
Sound: D9
Music: neither stood out

Story: D9
Acting: D9
Character development: D9
Character Interaction: D9
Character realism: D9
Emotional Impact of the film: D9

Setting: D9
Inovation: D9
Fictional Tech in the movie: D9
Unique Flora and Fauna (usually applies to Sci Fi): D9 (nothing unique in Moon)
Wow Factor: D9
Camera Angles/Use: D9
Re-watchability: D9



Neither score stuck out to me.


Are those all equal, or is there one that is more important in your opinion than another?


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Finally saw Moon. Really loved it. I thought from the previews it would be more psychological based than sci-fi, but still very interesting with great acting.


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Forgetting all the other stuff, how does D9 beat Moon in innovation?

I can't say I've ever seen many movies do the whole one man cast thing. The innovation in Moon was that, to push the idea of loneliness, they literally made him more or less the only person in the movie.

How many have EVER done that?

-AC



There's nothing new in moon.


Whereas D9 goes the opposite of "alien sympathy" in sci-fi. It's not sympathy from a human to an alien: it's forced sympathy because a human turns into an alien. Rather weird, actually.

And, there's lots of movies that have one man with the vast majority of the screen time...and probably even ones with just one man/woman.

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Moon contained essentially one actor carrying a film on his own, and he still turned in a better, more captivating performance than any other actor or actress in 2009, and a lot of other years.

District 9 is good, but massively overrated. That and whilst I don't require Shakespearean script, it's a little cheap to just say "****" at every other interval.

-AC


I missed this.

I thought D9 was massively underrated. Not nearly as many people saw this as should have. I think it's scores should be about a point higher about everywhere. I want more films that are new and refreshing like D9. Not this recycled attempt at being unique in Sci-Fi drama. For anyone that wants to watch moon, don't waste your time: watch Solaris instead. (not the same, bla bla, waa waaa.)


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Which Solaris?


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I'm hoping the original.

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That, or watch Moon.

Dadudemon liked Epic Movie. If you wanna listen to the guy, go for it.

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I finally saw Moon a few weeks ago and forgot to come here to post my thoughts on it. So here's my thoughts: Really good film. Really good.


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