Written August 19, 2013
I went not expecting a lot and was completely wowed by the visuals in the film. Solid acting, great costumes.
Good plot , very much in line with great story telling.
Set design , superb.
and quite frankly very entertaining. I know many people post on here for fun or even pay. I do not and I have personally seen 4000 films in the last 20 years. This on is worth the 2 hours I promise
Written August 10, 2013
By now you know the premise. What would earth look like if the gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow? So the stage is set for someone to put things right, and as it should be, the hero needs to be the most unlikely and not only must he save the world, but he saves himself in the process. Predictable? Very. But when familiar plots are done with excellent performances, great directing and not over using special effects letting the characters carry the story, it works. Just the kind of summer delight you are looking for. Go see it.
Written August 27, 2013
Was really looking forward to this film, but both hubby and I walked away disappointed. Lots of action. Lots of blood and brutality. Depressing as heck. Big, visual action/drama with an 'in your face' socialist message. M.D. had strong performance, but he tends to chose politically left-leaning roles and I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm considering one of his films. I like to be entertained at the movies, not brainwashed. LINCOLN was less political. Kinda long, not for kids under 15ish. Relationships underdeveloped. Jody Foster's worst performance ever - what was that accent that came & went? Her tailor gets ***** tho. Co-star would have been more believable if she'd fought back (if not to spare herself - to spare her child). I HATE it when movies portray women as defenseless wimps. And...' yes' the camera work was migraine worthy in a few scenes. Better choices out there, or you could stay home and cut the grass.
Written August 13, 2013
Interesting and compelling. Don't be fooled by the critics and nay say-ers! It's another great movie by Blomkamp. Copley's character is intense. Jodie Foster is ice cold! Entertaining all the way around. Damon was on point. Great balance between good action and special effects. I love that most of the actors aren't the Hollywood regulars again, because they are awesomely talented. It's a provacative message. I will definitely see it again... Next time on IMAX.
Written August 19, 2013
This is a great story. Whoever developed it deserves an award of some sort. The art direction and set decoration are first-class. The acting is really good. I'm a big Matt Damon fan, so I didn't need to be convinced, but Jodie Foster is excellent! And Wagner Moura as Spider is also very good. The direction is really very good; it has a "District 9" feel to it.
See this movie!!