Written November 22, 2014
Elysium is a blatant, in-your-face, 2X4 between the eyes, political hack job. No wonder Matt Damon and Jodie Foster signed on for this claptrap movie. Forget the sic-fi genre, forget the special effects. This puppy is all about class warfare and sticking it to the wealthy. Few political message films have been this overtly partisan.
The Chinese communists have their reeducation camps where dissidents learn how to be good communists. In the U.S. our reeducation camps are movie theaters where you go to watch Oliver Stone and Matt Damon movies.
Written November 29, 2014
The Movie seeing in IMAX was amazing the SFX, it is as real as it can be and how the future might look in 140 years.
Unfortunately the characters were not well developed, you don't really connect with most of them but they are all good actors.
For me beyond the SFX in a sfi story and the story itself, I like to connect with the characters the Good ones (what brought them to do the things they are doing )and the Bad ones (I like to really hate them because of all the bad things they do.)
There were good and bad characters but there was no depth to them. A lot of friends that saw the movie also felt that way.
District 9 in my opinion had a much better character (main character) development.
I would still recommend it because is a beautiful (visually speaking) movie to see and the story is interesting.
Written September 17, 2014
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 July 28, 2014
semi good - seems major problem with elitism is poor medical care for the have-nots
ps. I will try to avoid HP computers after being subjected to about 12 ads for same while searching movies
Written August 12, 2013
Lots of special effects, very similar in content to the related movie, 'District 9' and has ZA actor Sharplo Copley in a lead role of assassin, Kruger. Good story, with a 'feel good' conclusion. Good performances by lead actor Matt Damon, and Jodie Foster.