Elysium 2013

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(299) IMDb 6.7/10
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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 Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium - but that doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can.

Starring:
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Runtime:
1 hour 49 minutes

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Elysium

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Neill Blomkamp
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Supporting actors Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret, Josh Blacker, Emma Tremblay, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Faran Tahir
Studio TriStar Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Solar Fox on 6 May 2014
Format: DVD
Starts off promising with good pace and visual immersion. An impressive hi-jacking scene and clever use of futuristic weaponry. Then half way through the film it goes stale rather quickly as the death toll goes manic and pointless for shock factor. It isn't shocking and the immersion evaporates right up to the cringe inducing ending. And it started off so well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shirley on 15 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
But that's it, rest of the film is appalling, not sure what Matt Damon and Jodie Foster were doing in this, must of been paid well. The opening sequence is stunning though.. with scenes of Elysium.. a distant space station near earth where only the wealthy and upper class now live.. and on earth it's overpopulated, polluted, diseased and poverty stricken as the people there strive to become citizen's of Elysium for a better life, clean living and better health care. There are a few amusing scenes with Max (Matt Damon) trying to earn a living while on parole.. but the film then is ruined by bad actors (especially from South Africa) who have ridiculous dialogue and terrible accents.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Sargent on 8 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I am quite a lenient reviwer, and I like stuff that's so bad it's good, but here's a real stinker. Reasonable effects; truly awful, awful script. Every other word is 'f-this' 's-that' - it's as if it was created for kids who had only ever played Call of Duty and never read a book. Dumb, dumb, dumb by the numbers claptrap. Also, jodie foster's dodgy english/south US accent sounds like it's been dubbed here there and everywhere, often not synching with her lips on screen. Even sci-fi fans can avoid this.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr A Spiers on 2 Feb 2014
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Enjoyable way to waste a couple of hours of your life but don't expect a classic . Like going fishing and not catching anything.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fonzey1 on 24 July 2014
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very poor film, poor script same old story, but not even vaguely interesting, had to force myself to watch it till the end in the hope it would get better, it didn't! Save your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corby on 21 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Good scifi idea script seems a bit clunky Matt Damon and Jodie Foster both seem underused in this movie the idea of the film needed more working as the dialouge seems poor,the film focus is mainly on visuals, the main highlights revolve around action scenes and special effects,Jodie Foster as the baddie makes a change,so thats an intresting angle but apart from that similar in style to Disrict 9 but not as good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CatrionaW on 25 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Expected a fast paced action sci-fi here - was disappointed. Just did not deliver leaving us feeling disappointed. Jodie Foster's performance was lacking conviction - most surprising. Matt Damon did his best with a weak interpretation into film of what should have been a great story line and plot.
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49 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Valerie J. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
It's 2154 and the future for people on Earth is grim. When young Max Da Costa promised his girlfriend, Frey, that one day he would take her to a Stanford-Torus type space station called Elysium, a Utopian place where all the wealthy people now live, he meant it. Later, as a grown man living on dystopian planet Earth, overpopulated and governed and policed by ruthless robots, his promise to Frey (Alice Braga) isn't all that easy to fulfil. Max (Matt Damon) works in a factory but one day things go badly wrong and he becomes radiation poisoned with only 5 days to live. Given the chance to save his life using Elysium technology, all he has to do is get there. But a tyrannical woman called Delacourt (Jodie Foster) has firm control there and she doesn't like the hoi polloi from Earth landing on Elysium. Max has to find a way to get there to survive, but it's risky.

What I don't get about Elysium (2013) is that futuristic humans have all that super-duper technology for healthcare, space stations, advanced robots, and the rest, but are still communicating by way of what looks like today-size mobile phones and lugging around things that look like laptops. What happened to 'less is more'?

Elysium has an awful lot of action with very limited quiet moments to develop characters, which is ok for some but it was all too Robo-man meets Robocop meets the Transformers, if you ask me. Now, I'm not saying it was a lousy film, or even a bad film as it was highly watchable (for those who like a lot of action) and I'll probably watch it again one day although not any day soon.
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