Saturday, August 15, 2009

District 9 - Mumbo's Death (Death by MECH)


If you haven't seen District 9, well you missed out. Not just on a great movie, but some great movie deaths too. In the film, the aliens build weapons and "sell them" to the Nigerians, led by bad guy Mumbo. These are some of the coolest weapons in any film you'll see and we get to see first-hand what these weapons really do. Throughout the film various people are zapped with alien weaponry that results with them exploding in a shower of blood and guts. In this clip we see one of the less violent guns in action. Not sure if it's emitting a powerful blast of sound or just pure energy, but clears a room pretty quick.

Out of all the death scenes, none of them were as satisfying as Mumbo's. After the Nigerians capture Wikus, Christopher's son activates several systems in the mothership, including my favorite, a mechanized battle suit. After slaughtering all of Mumbo's men, the MECH fires an explosive charge into his head, after a slight pause it explodes, splattering his brains all over the camera lens.
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2 comments:

Matias said...

I loved the fact that human weapons still had an effect on the battlesuit, like the anti-vehicle rifle. I do wish, however, that there was a little more hard science fiction in the film. I wanted to know how Christopher knew what he knew, how the alien machinery worked, etc.

Anonymous said...

I'd guess Christopher was a pilot or some other high up alien.

I'd like to know how the command section fell off and why they were on earth in the first place.