Written August 30, 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 October 22, 2016
Besides being a feast for senses ,(exelently done on all levels ) the social message will ring loudly way after you leave the theator . teens and above
Written August 05, 2016
I can understand the futuristic part of this movie but I do have to say that it is so full of racism and metaphors of it. There is just nothing to this movie, no point whatsoever.
Written June 30, 2016
I liked this movie quite a bit but maybe it might have been more interesting to have Damon portray a bad guy and the South African lead from District 9 (Sharlto Copley) play the hero. He steals the movie in the scenes he is in. I would have like more details of life on Elysium as others have said. Good actors doing an action movie is great but it would be better for me if there was just a little humor in there. That seems to be missing these days. Mel Gibson, Stallone, Willis, and others made some pretty great action movies in their time and there was always a nice sprinkling of smart-assed humor to go around. Well maybe not Stallone all the time but you get the idea. As for a glimpse into the future I found it interesting that others have said that it seems realistic. My opinion is that a bunch of rich folk are going to take this idea really seriously and get this sort of thing going much sooner than the future of this film. Top notch Sci-fi all in all.
Written August 16, 2016
I love Matt Damon and he was really great in this movie (as he is in all his movies). Jodie Foster was great too. My husband and I both loved the this movie. It is definitely a MUST GO.