Written October 23, 2014
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 August 26, 2013
I expected the story to be more about the space station then about two guys fighting almost the whole movie. There is lots of action but I was hoping for more of a story about life in outer space. There is also an undertone of politics with universal health care for all . That was quite evident. I also didn't like the depiction of the poor as dirty and the environment full of trash and graffiti. Stupid. This is a good rental.
Written August 23, 2013
The movie was okay but certainly not gripping or exciting as you may expect, in fact my wife fell asleep!
An issue is the fact that the premise of the movie seems to be attempting some great social analogy which never comes off and if you give it any thought, the way they do it in the movie is just a nonsense.
Written July 28, 2014
While the premise and general idea behind the story seemed great, they definitely missed the mark once it was all said and done with. Even with the stunning visuals throughout the film, I couldn't help but scratch my head when attempting to sort out the tangled web of story points. Definitely a film that you can wait to catch at home in a few months.
Written November 27, 2014
Elysium is a cross between Mad Max, Gattaca, and Oliver Twist. Typical plot devices made several elements and characters predictable and boring. I'm also not a fan of the shaky camera during running or fighting scenes. I don't need to feel like it's happening to me; I want to see the action. Also Elysium really hits you over the head with the social commentary. And what is up with showing the SAME flash back 3 times? The EXACT same flash back. It never even goes deeper giving the audience an Ah Ha moment.
Bonus points: Go see it with a group of people (like I did) because you will have a mixed bag of people who really liked and those like me who were bored outta their minds. Then go out to dinner or drinks and lively conversation will ensue. The conversations about the movie were far more enlightening and entertaining then the actual movie. And maybe that's the whole point.