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Left me cold,
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This review is from: Elysium [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
This science fiction feature from the South African director Neill Blomkamp is in some ways similar to his earlier; much lower budget; science fiction feature 'District 9'.
One reviewer said it best; 'Elysium is visually gorgeous but its story and characters left me cold and disappointed'. I couldn't agree more.
We've come to expect great effects these days and this is right up with the best, but the story really didn't make much sense. Or rather the story did, which could have been told in the present day; despot tries to take over the country and things go wrong; but the scenario of this near future isn't at all credible.
It's interesting enough to want to find out about the characters, even if you're not really behind them.