Great Visual Effects

By dnewcomer66
Written December 25, 2014
Visual effects were awesome with said it made us a little nauseous because of the shakiness of the camera. The movie was slow at the beginning and picked up in the middle as the plot unfolded. The concept of the future in this movie was very cool and again the visual effects were outstanding. The writer is way out there.
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Futuristic concept and special effects drew me to see it . . . story line was blah

By alyssaz11.44
Written September 20, 2014
I saw this in IMAX expecting an incredible experience, however, the accents of some of the characters made the dialog extremely hard to follow at a gazillion decibels, and the action scenes were shot in a way that they almost seemed blurry in the IMAX format. As for the plot, in a word, lame . . . rich people act like stereo typical rich people and crap on the less fortunate people! They tried to make Matt Damon's character interesting by giving him a kind of destiny and deeper meaning, but the back story about the penal system was hardly believable and barely provoked any real empathy for his character. I found it flat. Would have much preferred the idea of Elysium, with a plot and IMAX experience like Oblivion! Now THAT was an excellent movie in IMAX and a heck of a more engaging plot. Tom Cruz I could take or leave, but I enjoyed that 10 times more than Elysium.
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High budget video game

By gregcate
Written July 29, 2014
So violent it became boring. Story was a rehash of rich vs poor, what story there was. Jody Foster has apparently forgot how to act. Threatened violence against a child is disturbing and annoying. Matt Damon was Matt Damon. The cgi was good so if you go to the movies to admire cgi then its ok, otherwise don't bother.
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Great Movie

By lavawill
Written October 02, 2014
There is movies for women and ones for men, this one is for men lots of Action and Blowing stuff up. If you like that kinda movie you got to see it.
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Decent - but overall didn't care about characters

By kabynum
Written August 19, 2013
Enjoyed the movie for what it was but after it was all said and done, I didn't really care what happened to the characters. Also probably one of Jodie Foster's weakest roles.
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