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Elysium (2013; Rated Rated R)

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“This is one of the better action films of the year.”

-Richard Roeper

Elysium Review

Elysium

(2013; R)

In theaters:
Friday, 9 August 2013

Genre:
Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:
Neill Blomkamp

Cast:
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley

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Keljin Mihalko said on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:43:44 AM
Stunning visuals, Damon is superb, Jodiepie gets my eye, ear and optionally my love (in case she flies Bi).

Richard said on Saturday, August 17, 2013 6:58:04 PM
Please warn us in advance when films have jiggling cameras. I had to walk out of Elysium due to distressing camera jiggles in close-ups.

Adam said on Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:26:29 PM
Entertaining movie, as RR notes. I could not help but notice more than a couple straight ripoffs from the 1993 anime Battle Angel (i.e., the plot involving Zalem, the Factory, a main antagonist having a double-bladed sword, etc.) that itself is being rebooted in 2017 by James Cameron. I guess a compelling story deserves more than one go-at.

Carl said on Saturday, August 10, 2013 5:47:53 PM
I 'm a huge fan of District 9 and I found that Elysium was, without question, a MIRROR-movie of District 9... Let me explain:
**may contain spoilers**
Both main characters are contaminated early in the film. As we progress in the movie, both of them go through extensive body modifications. Then, both of them are being hunted down by the government/corporations for something they have INSIDE THEM that nobody else has. Both characters' only motivation is to initially CURE themselves. Then, both characters become involved with someone and their offspring, so the motivation is no longer only to cure themselves but to save that person and their offspring.Then, BOTH of them wind up on an operating table, about to undergo a surgical procedure that will kill them (and in both movies, the person about to perform the procedure warns his superior that it will kill the patient, but the superior says it's ok). Then both of them escape the operating table in almost identical ways. Afterwards, when they are trying to escape, they both stumble upon futuristic weapons, that blow stuff up, which they use as best they can against the enemy. And finally the main villain in both movies is a military thug who hunts them down for the government/corporations.


Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the movie, the action sequences were amazing... but to me, it is just a re-theming of District 9... D9 being the better original...

 
 
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