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 April 25, 2015
I came into this movie with great expectation, and was left disappointed. Just what was it that the critics loved so much about this movie when they trashed The Lone Ranger? I haven't a clue, unless there's a liberal agenda here. The Lone Ranger - while overshadowed by Johnny Depp - borrowed much from history and mixed plausible but over-the-top adventure with great humor. Elysium seemed far-fetched from the standpoint of plot, technology, social order, and human interaction. I'm a scientist and love sci fi. There were lots of gadgets, but they made no sense to me. The something-from-nothing magic health care machines made no sense to me. Elysium government run by software made no sense to me. The romance had the sizzle of puppy love. Fight scenes were confusing and showed no realistic martial choreography. Somebody spent a lot of money working with a perfectly awful plot, and hoped that a few stars would rescue the movie. For me it didn't. Save your money and watch it on cable
Written October 04, 2015
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.