Lacking original and resonances, but still enjoyable.
13 July 2014
Excerpt: With the buzz around it before its release was rather excited to see 'Elysium' because I was blown away by Neill Blomkamp's ‘District 9’; it was technically brilliant for its low budget and emotionally wrenching and thrillingly brutal in its action.
Excerpt: after the surprise sleeper hit District 19, writer/director Niel Blomkamp's follow-up film Elysium takes the viewers on another futuristic journey to Earth of 2154 by which it is on the verge of health disaster but high in the sky is the orbiting Elysium space station where the elite folk live free...
Summary: Though not as creative or executed as well as District 9, Neil Blomkamp provides another strong film to the sci-fiction genre. Even though the theme is nothing new, Elysium is a well paced action film that succeeds at sending a message.