Written September 30, 2014
This movie was absolutely horrible. My husband and I walked out after the first 45 minutes. Can't believe that Matt Damon made this garbage. They must have thrown a lot of money at him. Very disappointed.
Written August 22, 2013
The movie displays all the superb technical qualities that ONLY Hollywood can produce. The South African director Neill Blomkamp showed promise in District 9, an uneven but hightly original SciFi movie. So what happened?
If Matt Damon and Jody Foster had been given 30 minutes of real acting time, this might have been an very good movie. Instead the movie feels like somebody pushed the fast foward button and forgot to turn it off.
You may find this movie an entertaining mindless summer flick. But all I can see is a sizable investment in money and talent flushed down the toilet.
Written December 19, 2014
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 September 21, 2014
...still worth the trip to an IMAX. It is visually awesome, from the slums to Elysium itself. I've never seen Jodie Foster play a straight-up bad guy before. It was a revelation. She gets my vote for Cruella in the next live-action 101 Dalmations remake.
Written October 29, 2014
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.