Written August 21, 2014
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 02, 2014
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 July 25, 2014
I wish Matt would quit preaching his political philosophy with every project he takes on lately.
Apparently, in the future, the entire Earth will speak primarily Spanish and will be kept from joining the promised land to the North (in this case, up) by an organization called "Homeland Security". Fortunately, along comes Matt to force redistribution of wealth and set things right.
As we were walking out of the theater, my Son asked when I expected to see Elysium II where the people of Earth kill each other to divide the woefully small spoils of their takeover while the technology starts breaking down as nobody who has the ability has any motivation to create anything.
If Matt really feels this way, I wonder why he doesn't start by giving everything he has to those who have not. After all, if he doesn't start while he still has ownership of his possessions, he'll just be seen as another greedy rich ******* who needed "help" to see the light.
Written July 25, 2014
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.