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Sci Fi That Made Us Cry

By Vadim Newquist Apr 10, 2014

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District 9

The protagonist of District 9, Wikus Van De Merwe, is unlike almost any you’d find in a big budget sci-fi epic. He’s awkward, clumsy and nothing short of a total wuss and that unique choice is in great part what makes Neil Blomcamp’s amazing debut so compelling. As his character transforms from human to a grotesque, cat food eating alien, De Merwe’s overwhelming need to reconnect to his beloved wife becomes the emotional core of the film and hence so much more than your typical Hollywood fare.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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