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    Prawns In District 9

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    In the film District 9 by Neill Blomkamp, Prawns, known as aliens, come to our planet looking for a new place to call home, for their planet was dying . Unfortunately, the Prawns don't realize that their planet may have been the safer option compared to nesting on Earth . The government in South America is scared of the Prawns and contain the Aliens in projects on the outskirts of the city . The government created the MNU as a force to be able to control the Prawns in case they were a threat to society . District 9 portrays the injustice of the power between the Prawns and the Human race, which depicts Pratt’s idea of contact zones and transculturation in a fictional form . Humans see the Prawns as a threat to their society, but the humans…

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    District 9 Comparison

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    Contrary to what one might think when comparing Octavia Butler’s Dawn and the film District 9 they share more than just solely being in the alien science fiction genre. Though they indeed differ in many ways, both focus on themes regarding manipulation, alienation and xenophobia, consequently leading the protagonist to experience cognitive dissonance and subsequent reflection upon one’s sense of self-identity. Both protagonists, Lilith and Wikus, after experiencing alien genetic mutation exhibit…

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    Imperialism has been a prominent force in the world for centuries and centuries, shaping the way the world looks today. Imperialism is a system of control where the minority completely dominants the majority through the extraction and exploitation of the land and its inhabitants. Through a corrupt system of control, MNU, the film District 9 reveals the prominent downfalls of imperialism highlighting the subjugation of the “inferior”, personal benefit, and national oppression. Subjugation of…

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    time period to help create more concrete conclusions about mainstream society. My texts were Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy, Sad Joke on a Marae by Apirana Taylor, District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp and Barton Fink directed by Joel Coen. I expected all of my texts to be able to reflect one another as they were all from a similar time period. In particular, I expected District 9 and Sad Joke on a Marae to draw similar points as they are both texts that illustrate alienation towards…

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    Everyone loves a good robot fight, and that is exactly what Director Neil Blomkamp had in mind when he brought Grant Hulley on to stunt coordinate Chappie. Set in South Africa, the film takes place in the future where crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. Chappie, a robot, gets stolen and reprogrammed. The result is a robot who can think and feel for himself. You have now worked with Director Neill Blomkamp twice. What is it like working with him? Does he have any…

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    works have been influenced by oppression, xenophobia and dystopia around the world. In District 9 and Darkness at Noon, oppression, dystopia, and xenophobia are key themes which appear across these works to show the imperfections of human governing. Oppression is a complication the human race is not proud…

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    Globalism In District 9

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    District 9 and The Globalism District 9 is a movie described an extraterrestrial race landed on the Earth, which created tons of social, economic and ethical conflicts. The pivotal role is Wikus Van De Merwe, who is an agent accidently exposure to the alien biotechnology and becomes the only person who perfectly combined the alien genes and human’s. In this film, the settings are creative, the aliens become the disadvantaged party due to illness, and human beings become the privileged party who…

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    District 9: Utopian

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    evolving has always been the main theme for life preservation. From cavemen to businessmen, the change was a never ending possibility. Within the movie District 9, human were not the only evolving species; 'Prawns' were eventually introduced to earth later on. Clashes within the species started to occur, causing the prawns to later move into their own territory. In District 9, contact zones are highly occurring within interspecies when Wikus slowly transforms from a human to a prawn; a hybrid.…

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    The Science fiction genre is always developing. Looking at District 9 and Avatar (both released in 2009) we can say that some elements of each are more evolved than others but as a whole they are equally evolved, and very similar in many ways. Science fiction has certain key teachers or themes. Such as improbable settings, aliens, futuristic scenarios or an alternate history, space, travel, advanced technology as well as they way it is filmed including special effects. These are what is…

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    Between the two films there are many themes that have evolved. The film techniques manipulate us by thinking the movie had evolved but in my opinion, Avatar is more evolved than District 9. They are both believable movies, however Avatars technology and the human knowledge is more advanced and evolved than District 9. District 9 has evolved weaponry and governance but the human technology and genetic transformation is yet to be discovered. Us, humans, are still way behind the evolution of…

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