Written September 03, 2015
This movie was absolutely horrible. My husband and I walked out after the first 45 minutes. Can't believe that Matt Damon made this garbage. They must have thrown a lot of money at him. Very disappointed.
Written November 25, 2015
I thought ahead of time it might not be the greatest of films, particularly when I saw several reviews comparing it to District 9. (As if THAT was the gold standard!) Then again, I thought it has Jodie Foster and Matt Damon in it so it cannot be all that bad. It was all that bad and more. 109 minutes of shooting and violence with a plot full of bullet holes. Great if you like that kind of thing to the exclusion of any real human engagement or character development. I can think of better ways to make a film for $115,000,000. I was prepared for it to not be the greatest film and just be somewhat entertained but this one really stunk. As for it being a preachy liberal manifesto , that might have been interesting. Unfortunately this movie did not even manage that. Did I say it was the worst film I have seen in years? I love the genre of Sci fi but the 20 dollar addmission fee for this is an embarresment
Written August 22, 2013
The movie displays all the superb technical qualities that ONLY Hollywood can produce. The South African director Neill Blomkamp showed promise in District 9, an uneven but hightly original SciFi movie. So what happened?
If Matt Damon and Jody Foster had been given 30 minutes of real acting time, this might have been an very good movie. Instead the movie feels like somebody pushed the fast foward button and forgot to turn it off.
You may find this movie an entertaining mindless summer flick. But all I can see is a sizable investment in money and talent flushed down the toilet.
Written August 03, 2015
Film is a masterpiece - effects top notch - attention to detail - story original and a wild ride from start to finish. Couldn't recommend it more, unless you haven't seen district 9, which could tid you over until you see this.
Written January 26, 2015
Ok, actually tied with Superman but this one had more earnest and heart than superman did, the political message a bit heavy but otherwise very solid film.