I’ve been very interested to see what Neill Blomkamp was going to do with Elysium, and today we all get to find out!

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Did you check the movie out? What did you think? Did if soar to the skies, or crash and burn in the rubble?  Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on the movie.

 

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4 Comments

  1. August 10, 2013 at 8:29 am — Reply

    Perhaps if nobody has seen the film, you can say why you didn’t see it or state why you may not be interested.
    Personally, I thought in the previews that it was very predictable and appeared to by Rich vs. Poor with anyone with money automatically being the bad guys.
    Second preview didn’t help much but tell me more of the story with the involvement of a child.
    If anyone can give me a reason to see it from a story standpoint, please tell me, otherwise I will probably put it on the Netflix Instant wait list.

    • B.V.K.
      August 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm — Reply

      Its Matt Damon and Neil Blomkamp, of course its going to be about how evil the rich are.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    August 11, 2013 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I don’t plan on seeing it because it seems like the plot is too close to Battle Angel Alita.

  3. August 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    I saw the movie, and I give it 1.5 stars. We discussed in on our podcast this last weekend, and after really talking it through, I just was overly disappointed in two key elements.

    First, shaky cam is a style that literally makes me ill. I have motion sickness issues, and I felt very queasy through out the movie, though the shaky cam was used effectively. But, no matter how effective, if I’m sick at the end of your movie, it’s a negative.

    Secondly, the social commentary and pure evil of the rich was heavy and over done. While I understand that was the movie plot, there were several elements that just went over the top to make the rich even more evil and horrible and really made me not like the movie.

    The acting and visuals (when they weren’t shaky) were great. Jodie Foster’s accent bothered me, but she did a fine job otherwise. I really think the cast was up to the task of a big budget movie, but it still fell very short for me.

    I left the movie and I’ve decided that unless I can be assured by the masses that the next Blomkamp movie has no shaky cam and is at least graceful in how it addresses social issues, I’ll never see a Blomkamp movie again.

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