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“And nothing was stirring, not even a Prawn…”

December 25, 2009

Had a really good day today.  Two sons in the house, good time catching up.  Did a Windows 7 clean install and then Ubuntu 9.10 on my new laptop, so it dual-boots now.  (Both 7 and Ubuntu are noticeably faster than Vista).  Watched District 9 with sons; such a heartwarming story.  That is, the story of a guy enjoying a movie with his sons while MrsDoF was at Christmas eve service, is heartwarming.  District 9, not so much – though it is a good movie (which sensitive souls should avoid).

So what do you think; when Christopher Johnson comes back in 3 years, will it be to just peacefully collect his people and leave?  Or will there be a price to pay for the way the humans treated the Prawns?  And will Wikus elect to be returned to his human form?  Or to stay a Prawn?

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  1. December 25, 2009 at 09:39 | #1

    I’m going to have to see District 9 now…

  2. December 27, 2009 at 15:25 | #2

    I loved District 9 (here’s my review of it, BTW). It’s one of the things science fiction can do better than just about any other form – show us what we really are. As tough as it would be for gentle souls to watch, I think its instructional value is worth the pain. With its recent history, I think South Africa has a better perspective on this sort of thing than we do.

  3. December 29, 2009 at 01:22 | #3

    Hmm, sorry to have not answered the questions before, since they’re certainly interesting. My guess is that on the second question, Wikus would want to be returned to human form. Somehow, I doubt his affection for his family would dim over that time.

    As for the first question. I think one of Dirty Harry’s lines explains that situation: “Go ahead. Make my day.” I don’t think the Prawns would put up with much guff while they were recovering their people.

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