Elysium

Elysium 2 Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Jose Pablo Cantillo,

Elysium: in the near-future humans are divided into the haves and have-nots; with poverty and crime rife on a polluted earth and the 1% (!!) enjoying an idyllic and disease-free lifestyle in a giant space structure. I think this is about health care in America, although can’t be sure… To cut to the chase, I don’t believe that this is in the same league as District 9, but partly because a lot of the film’s tone and aesthetics appear to lean heavily on the ‘look and feel’ of Bloomkamp’s previous film. The story is also quite similar although less of a subtle political under-current, and more of an in-yer-face affair. While it’s bigger, brighter, shinier, and louder than his previous film, Dirctric 9 takes a lot of the wind out of Elysium’s sails, as you feel like you’ve seen a lot of this before – and in the end, it just gives you with a craving for prawns.

Score: 6/10

Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Jose Pablo Cantillo

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6 comments
  1. Hear, hear! Liked the prawn gag as well!

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I’ll shoot a faking pig, but I wawnt shoot a prawn!!!

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      • Hahahahaha :-)

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  2. Jaina said:

    Fooking prawns!

    This film made me want to watch District 9 again. Remember enjoying it enough at the time, but not nearly as memorable a film.

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  3. I think it’s about financial inequality, not the American healthcare system, although the healthcare aspect would fit under the larger umbrella of financial inequality and social immobility that plagues the entire world right now.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Guess so, although I just assumed it because of the healchare debate raging in America and the whole Cancer plot – although see where you’re coming from. Either way, it’s still no District 9!

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