Written May 04, 2016
The plot is very interesting, although I found the script somehow childish and a bit weak in some aspects.
Great fx, if you like science fiction you'll have a good time!
Written July 28, 2016
Matt Damon was good and it had an okay story line, but three fourths of the way through there was a bunch of worthless fights and explosions.
Written February 07, 2016
Although Elysium is not on the level of Blomkamp's District 9, it does hold its own in the sci-fi genre, combining compelling storytelling with riveting action sequences.
Written April 25, 2015
I came into this movie with great expectation, and was left disappointed. Just what was it that the critics loved so much about this movie when they trashed The Lone Ranger? I haven't a clue, unless there's a liberal agenda here. The Lone Ranger - while overshadowed by Johnny Depp - borrowed much from history and mixed plausible but over-the-top adventure with great humor. Elysium seemed far-fetched from the standpoint of plot, technology, social order, and human interaction. I'm a scientist and love sci fi. There were lots of gadgets, but they made no sense to me. The something-from-nothing magic health care machines made no sense to me. Elysium government run by software made no sense to me. The romance had the sizzle of puppy love. Fight scenes were confusing and showed no realistic martial choreography. Somebody spent a lot of money working with a perfectly awful plot, and hoped that a few stars would rescue the movie. For me it didn't. Save your money and watch it on cable
Written October 04, 2015
If you want to see Jodie Foster's worst performance, it still is not worth seeing.
If you want to see poor casting, it still is not worth seeing.
No reason to waste time and money on this film.