350. Elysium (2013)

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5.8 Dull and annoying
  • Acting 6.0
  • Directing 6.1
  • Story 5.3
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Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Running Time: 109 mins


Elysium is an American film about a future world, in 2154, where society is divided. Due to widespread disease, the rich have moved to a utopian spaceship directly above Earth, while the poor remain on the planet below, however one man finds the key to bring equality back to these two classes.

Well, this was very disappointing. For a film which really bigged itself up on graphics and a thought-provoking story, it was not at all engaging to watch, with a terribly predictable plot, tedious characters, too much emphasis on very, very long fight scenes, along with an appalling accent (I still don’t know what it really was) from Jodie Foster.

The main problem with this film was the fact that the graphics and action were in truth the main focus of this film, disregarding what could have been a relatively promising concept, with some seemingly intelligent and interesting ideas beneath.

I was also annoyed by the fact that the development of the characters was extremely poor, meaning that I felt no connection with the ‘protagonist’, who just seemed like a random man who was randomly changed into a cyborg-esque thing, all in all that whole idea was pretty preposterous.

Overall, this gets a 5.8 from me because it was just disappointing, predictable, over-the-top throughout, with a very poor storyline to follow.

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