Written December 05, 2016
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.
Written May 27, 2016
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 May 28, 2016
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 October 01, 2016
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.
Written February 28, 2015
Propaganda dressed up as a movie. If you leave health care in the hands of the BAD corporations, who will do anything to make a profit, then all the great health care advances are locked up and only available for a few. All you have to do to fix this, is have a societal revolt, and then everyone gets to share equally in all the latest technology. The underlying concept was rubbish. Nice match to all Mike Moore's tirades against capitalism, while he lines his own pockets with the profits. Hypocritcal. Nice performance by Jody Foster, playing a french woman and speaking English with an accurate French accent.