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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Movie Review: Elysium

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Title: Elysium
Language: English
Genre: Action/ Drama/ Sci-Fi
Running Time: 109 Minute

Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man at first to save his life now takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (IMDB)

What do I think about it:-

Not the worst of the sci fi genre, not the worst with a double standard world theme but definitely not the best.

Elysium starts off well with your usual hero in his children age and explaining the difference between the two worlds. The story gets pretty repetitive towards the middle and finally becomes your average day hero must now make a choice to save the world and sacrifice himself doing it.

There were some impressive CGI designs and weapons ideas plus the android robots were quite impressive but that's just about it. The characters were written to be having one single thought process for each of them hence there wasn't really room for development or even acting skills to portray. 

Action junkies would welcome this film with open arms thx to it's acceptable amount of big planes, explosions and gritty action that somehow escaped our dearest Malaysian Censorship Board. ( a fully deformed face was featured but stabbing a demon is no good)

Linear story plot, predictable ending and losing steam towards the end of the movie as well as wasting the potential an entire setting which was also the movie title. 

Expect nothing more than just a common hollywood action movie with a few robots and some cool weapons. 

Rating: 2.5/5

" A major step back from the director's District 9, it lacked creativity, effort and many details that could have made the movie enjoyable and intriguing." 

Film Logic:

#elysium #filmlogic creates a Utopia for people but fails to build a proper system to stop illegal immigrants to coming over.

#elysium #filmlogic has factories that build hundreds of androids each day but fails to use them when under attack.

#filmlogic #elysium carries a de-pinned grenade into an enemy craft instead of something last explodable.

1 comment :

choulyin.tan said...

you're more generous with your mine was very low >.<

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