Written September 05, 2015
Elysium is, overall, an enjoyable movie. The plot itself seems like an attempt to send a political message while technology interpretation is unrealistic in many circumstances. However, the action, acting, and set was extremely well done. Worth your time, but perhaps not one to see more than once.
Written February 13, 2016
Great Sci-Fi big budget action movie that I had been waiting a long time to see. I think my problem was that I watched the trailer several times and (purely by coincidence) watched Oblivion on DVD the night before going to see Elysium so there were no surprises in the plot for me., I'd still recommend people go (but don't make my mistake and watch another big budget Sci Fi movie right before) and (probably) don't watch the trailer either. It gives too much away I think.
Written May 28, 2016
Neill Blomkamp in a few short years has become one of the best writer/directors of Sci-Fi in a long time. If you saw District 9, just go.. Visually since District 9 was based in 2010 in an alternate universe, nothing says the Elysium world of 2154 couldn't be the same world. Is this an action flick YES, does the action drive the plot.. NO. As in District 9, the violence and action are part of the story, but not what drives the story. Blomkamp does a great job of balancing the morality tale, with great special effects, and a driven purpose by the lead character. Much like Ridley Scott in Blade Runner.. the "world" you find yourself in seems to be real, so the movie is about the story and the characters and not the place and time its set in.
Written November 27, 2015
Even though it's not a masterpiece, after seeing all the bad movies that are constantly thrown at us by hollywood, this movie is refreshingly good !! I had a coke, some crunch a bunch and a good time for two hours. What more can you ask for?
Written December 25, 2014
Special effects were used to fill the void where the plot should have been. This movie might have worked as a short but not as a full feature film.