Written July 29, 2016
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 October 25, 2014
I liked this movie. It looked a lot like, "Blade Runner," one of the sci-fi movie classics. It is a very topical film. It tackles the 99% versus the 1% issue, the universal health care issue, and the immigration issue loosely. Some of the special effects are questionable, like the open air space station. How does the wheel shaped space station keep its atmosphere? Where do the space shuttles store their fuel? What kind of fuel do the space shuttles use? All in all it is a very entertaining sc-fi flick with excessive violence. It is very fast paced. It could be a hit and maybe a classic.
Written July 23, 2016
The movie was OK. First IMAX experience and while it was nice it was not worth the extra money. Also disappointed with Fandago as they charge a service fee of $2 per ticket. Seems a bit extreme to me to charge per ticket when I print out the tickets and they do not.
Written February 10, 2016
In an early scene, Matt Damon's nasty boss insists he go into the dangerous elevator and dislodge the door from the inside. While it makes no sense (why does an elevator get irradiated? why would any sane person go in? how does anyone expect him to get out?), he agrees and of course gets a lethal dose of radiation. There's no explanation for most of the movie--you just know that rich people are evil, corporate heads are evil, politicians are evil, and poor people are mostly evil with a few exceptions like the dying, innocent little girl with the big eyes and soft voice.
The action scenes are so chopped up that it's impossible to tell who's winning until the action stops and we see who's standing. Damon's outfit looks like a cheap plastic Halloween costume that dangles from his body. Does it give him super-strength? Sometimes it does, but most of the time he gets thrown all over the place.
Avoid this ho-hum movie; it has nothing to offer.
Written August 11, 2013
Complete waste of time to see. Wait until it comes out on your movie channel. I wasted $39 for ImaX that fits more like a movie on SyFi channel. You rarely see Elysium at all or why it was made. You spend most time on Earth that is a poor zone. Matt is just terrible in this, such a wooshy type of person. Jody was nothing in this movie, guess she need a tax write off for next year. Don't see this and waste your money. What you have seen on TV for the movie is the movie no new surprises and my partner and I both fell asleep off and on during the movie if that tells you anything...