Excerpt: Deze Science Fiction film is wel goed, maar het verhaal is net iets te. Matt Damon is een goede acteur, net als Jodie Foster. Het verhaal met de armoe op aarde en het ruimte station voor de rijke wordt wel goed neer gezet. Maar er zit veel drama en wat weinig actie. Heeft veel Flashbacks wat wel goed het motief in het verhaal aangeeft.
Summary: The undertones of District 9 are still very clear with the South African influence throughout which probably takes a bit to adjust to much like District 9. You tend not to get drawn in as much as the D9 and tend to ride shotgun the duration of the movie being next to the action but not in the thick of it! Damon does not have his usual appeal probably due to what his character is subjected to you cant really relate to him like his other action movies.
Summary: I liked Elysium, over and above the action, performances and the story-line (all important in any movie and well presentesd in this movie). Yes, there are faint D9 undertones but I think the setting was well suited . I also agree that blomkamps character was particularly well written and represented by the D9 actor. All-in-all an agreeable way to spend a couple of hours. An honourable 3/5 from me.
Summary: A lot of action in this film, much drama as well. I can definitely see sprinkles of District 9 into this but it was still a great film that deserves to be watched on a silver screen. Just, in my opinion, it was rather predictable. I could see where the film was going and how it would end in the first ten minutes of the screening. Typical characters and recognizable themes of politics and power.