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Elysium (2013) Movie Information

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3161

Avg. Rating:

2.66/4

# of Ratings:

92

Genres:

Drama, Sci-Fi

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/09/2013

DVD Release:

12/17/2013

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Actors:

Matt Damon
Jodie Foster
William Fichtner
Alice Braga
Diego Luna
Michael Shanks

 

 

 

 

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In the year 2159 the ultra-wealthy live in luxury and pristine conditions on the man-made space station Elysium while the majority of the people must get by living on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. While some work to preserve the lifestyles of rich by keeping immigration under control, others on Earth will stop at nothing to make sure equality is brought to everyone. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 07/21/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Matt Damon in a robot suit that looks like a coat hanger. This movie is just awesome I mean the visual effect's are great to look at and the main villain in the movie is like the terminator if he was crazy but sadly Jodie foster was not good in the movie.

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sapien 08/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I enjoyed most of it. But, the Elysium human-made planet was pretty difficult to believe. Also, I think Jodie Foster's character should have had more scenes. But other than that, it was good.

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  memento_mori
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11/27/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Matt Damon's bald head and some explosions too.

Elysium: The overproduced and campy sequel to District 9 that everyone's been waiting for but no one liked.

Just so you know, I was not a fan of District 9. How it ever managed to achieve a reputation and cult following status so large is beyond me, it just wasn't original, and the camerawork looked like an experiment gone wrong filmed on an iPod.

Elysium is just as bad, if not worse.
District 9 had a modest budget, something I still respect about it. But that Blomkamp had the nerve to get three times the budget this time around, only to film exactly the same movie with Matt Damon, is borderline insulting.

Special effects and direction looked fine, I've seen far better this year, but I liked the effort.
If only they had put more effort into everything else.
This movie is the p...

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2/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/25/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Elysium review

“Sometimes there are some things that can’t be explained in life….Something is destined for you.” – Sister not sure why sci-fi flicks tend to be more dramatic these days. After Earth needed some personality and plot, this needed the aforementioned and more humor and character development. The director doesn't let us get involved with Max and doesn't even give us a history of the antagonist with the thick accent. Action sequences reminded this rater of The Matrix and District 9, both were classics in its own genre unlike this. Screenplay was fair with lines: “I’m sorry..I’m going to make this right.” – Max “Can’t give-up now get up get up.” The picture doesn't have that impact to make the situation urgent or important. Overall, not an exciting sci-fi flick which lacks certain elem...

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2/4 

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  smeagol
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10/08/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A pointless movie

First of i liked matt damon in this role. but what really happened in this futuristic movie the answer is not much. it has a lot of flaws. first of the acting. jodie foster was awful.in this. the bad guy who i think had a south african accent was awful as was his pointless scenes .,some the dialogue used was poor. the visual effects were pretty poor as well. was the planet crash scene a model ? the story was so limited and weak. what was it really about. what was the point of it. , there seems no point. the whole concept is dated like some 80's movie.
sadly its just one of those movies that wasn't really well thought out. Its something to watch if your bored but its totally forgetable. not the worst movie this year but nowhere near the best either.

Rating of
2/4 

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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08/25/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The 1% Are Jerks

After watching District 9 I knew that Neill Blomkamp was a man to keep an eye on. When I heard about Elysium, I was pumped - how would he tackle the have vs. the have-nots in a futuristic sci-fi setting? The fact he turned Apartheid into a sci-fi classic had my hopes up. While Elysium fails to live up to District 9, it's not a bad film. It just didn't turn out quite as well as I was expecting.

In the future, Earth has become overcrowded, polluted and generally a pretty crummy place to live out your days. Meanwhile, far above on the space station Elysium, those with the means enjoy near immortality thanks to a wonder medical device that can cure any ills. Matt Damon's Max character grew up on Earth and, though he has had some brushes with the law (presided over by robots) he now has a s...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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It almost comes out on my birthday (in 2013) - but it's so far out, the release date could be moved up. I have faith - Blomkamp really was a breath of fresh air - I hear he's going to continue the District 9 in sequels down the line (though Elysium is apparently an original idea and not part of that story). I'm interested to see what he can do - with Hollywood continuing to churn out mass amounts of sequels and reboots, I like people who can come up with something original. 
12/30/2011
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  Alex
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I am not familiar with this movie. It sounds interesting though. Looks like we have to wait a whole year though?
12/23/2011
10:33 am CT

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  Bizarro
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This is one film I won't be missing. Blomkamp really outdid himself with the brilliant District 9, and seeing as I'm from South Africa, his films are definitely in eager anticipation with me.

A science fiction, with the likes of Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner and Michael Shanks no less, sounds like a winning recipe.

12/23/2011
7:40 am CT

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