Hope this turns out to be good.
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Hope this turns out to be good.
Damn, trailer looks good
Looks pretty good, looking forward to this.
I will eternally pour one out for the Halo movie that could have been...
District 9 was a rodeo of awesome.
This looks no different. Plus it has Jason Bourne in a powered exoskeleton breaking into heaven.
Seeing the special effects in that trailer makes me even more pissed they haven't made Rendezvous with Rama yet. Some real good looking sci-fi movies coming out this year.
Looks great. I loved District 9.
The shots of Elysium at :30 remind me of the Citadel from Mass Effect
God this movie looks amazing. I cannot wait.
This is probably my top "want to see" movie of the summer, I can't wait.
At first i was pretty meh because i did not like the "look" of the "tech/mech" shit implanted in his spine, but that trailer just gave me wood.
Looks so good I want to fuck it.
so.. Battle Angel Alita with a 35yr old white male.
Lost in Space in space?
Hopefully this leads to more Cyberpunk-themed movies being made.
District 9 also had plot holes so big you could fit the giant spaceship through. Here is to hoping you can't fit the space station through them in Elysium. Should be fun either way though.
One thing that impressed me in a subtle way is the rig Damon is wearing is asymmetrical. The rough, wired, cheap tech look is what any director would have done, but the way they chose to hang it off Damon makes you feel like it is a weight and an intrusion.
badass villain with humour? plz.
Did anyone see this yet at a screener?
Praying they don't fuck it up.
They didn't do one in Toronto for this film for media buyers so I couldn't grab tickets. Peter Howell is is The Toronto Star's film critic is a family friend and I believe the critic screenings for the Toronto Film critics are not till later this week. From what I understand he didn't "fuck" anything up, its still brilliantly shot and imaginative its just not probably as good as District 9.
It's the movie I've been most looking forward to this year. I'm wiling to bet it won't be "messed up" simply because Matt and Jodie are in it. That is clearly not proof or anything, but Matt is pretty solid when it comes to action roles.
Reviews are mixed from its bad to good on RT.
I still want to see this no matter what the reviews are.
We will be going to see this, this weekend.
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Was that post serious?
a lot of free screenings opened up for wednesdays you can check if your town is up
still not sure if I'll go see it, school isn't back in session yet so screenings tend to have long lines
So i actually read the negative reviews to see if there is a common theme and there is. You remember the end of District 9 when they are battling through the shanty town trying to get the alien to his ship and it kind of felt out of place compared ot the rest of the movie but it was awesome anyways because of the mech? Its like that just for more of the movie, so its more action but a little less character building but it seems to carry itself fine. There is only one really bad review because the guy is a total douchebag hipster but the rest of the "bad" were 3/5 which isn't bad but whatever its rotten tomatoes.
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Loved it, screw the critics they are all hipsters who are hating on anything with a budget this summer. If it was made for 30 million like district 9 it would have the 90 pct reviews that movie had. More action then district 9 and less a "thinking" movie but its not a brainless science action movie, its a solid science fiction movie. Brilliantly shot, brilliant visuals, realistic tech, future and cynicism.
Acting was fine, particularly Sharlto Copley. Pacing was good and I never felt bored or overloaded, and generally the script never felt campy or lame. I really hope Blomkamp keeps making sci-fi because his imagination is fantastic, and its probably on par for my favouriate movie this summer.
If you liked District 9 you will like this it just has more action like the climax of that movie did, which critics found as a negative and I think he improved greatly since then so it worked perfectly for me. By the way this movies message is as subtle as a sledgehammer but its no more obvious then it was in District 9 so don't get too stuck on that.
I want to watch this so bad heh.
Loved this movie. I definitely think if you liked district9 you'll like it.
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I've heard this beats you over the head with Occupy Wallstreet dogma. Is this going to be unbearable to watch if your world view isn't that you're a slave to the "1%"?
is this movie about equality?
Just saw it. Enjoyed it a lot. So many parts of it screamed "please for the love of god let me make a halo movie" (not a bad thing imo).
edit: didnt get an occupy wall street vibe from it, but looking back you could find the connection if you wanted to.
Originally Posted by Dr. Mario Speedwagon
I didn't get the occupy wall street vibe either, I got a vibe about Illegal border crossing, which I don't think was subtle in any way so I'm sure others did too.
I'm sure there were some killer fighting scenes but I wouldn't know it due to overwhelming shaky cam useage.
I nominate Wikus to play Deadpool from now until forever.
Was going to see this tonight.. but shakey cam? No thanks, I'll pass.
"Sorry I tried to spit roast your mom."
Sadly I think 3D is the only thing that prevents movies from shaky cam these days, and Elysium choose to forgo 3D.
bourne supremacy and ultimatum,which i really like both,have the same shaky shit.maybe it's a matt damon's demand ahah
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
I heard Jodie Foster is barely in this movie. True?
There were some things I really liked about the movie but overall I was disappointed. Every time I thought the movie was picking up, it would grind to a halt.
The movie shows us a bunch of cool looking combat robots just waiting to get shot; some pretty badass weapons, and then what happens? Two fucking robots get shot in the entire movie!? Fuck you.
Edit: Jodie Foster was in the movie a fair amount. Not a ton, but you wouldn't feel ripped off or misled, like I was about the robots.
Last edited by TXjohnny; 08-09-2013 at 07:53 PM.
that sounds like district 9.
I agree completely, those robots were incredible and we didn't get to see near enough of them. I think all the best robot scenes were in the trailer, which made me think this was going to be a movie about a cybernetic enhanced guy fighting an army of robots. I thought the actors were good, Foster was good but had a funky accent, William Fichtner is a boss in every movie he is in.
Liked it a lot, I can see the point about the robots but overall the movie was solid with some decent action. While the setting of the semi near future felt very similar to the one he had for District 9, he builds a somewhat believable "world" with it. Sharlto Copley was fucking nuts...loved him.
So how heavy handed was the liberal faggotry in this movie?
On the other hand, it shows that when the elite move off the planet, the planet goes to shit. You could say that the elite siphon the wealth from society and purposefully keep it down, but none-the-less everyone turns into an animal without the proletariat there.
Aside from Jodie Foster the elite population weren't portrayed as the bad guys, in fact they barely gave any screen time for ordinary Elysium citizens. She was the focus and even though her accent was a little over the top she certainly can play the mean vindictive bitch characters.
Only thing I noticed was a muted musical score during dramatic scenes, definitely could have added to the mood there.
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Otherwise they don't portray them as bad guys per se, although at the very end you're left wondering how detached they can be with how easy it is to fix some of the pressing issues below.
Another theme is, "ROBOTS TOOK ERRR JOBS", and any form of dissent, defiance being considered unlawful. The only jobs in the movie are building the robots which are used as paramilitary/police against citizens, LOL IRONY!!!! Good movie, Kruger is my favorite villian/man with too much anti-social personality disorder I've seen since The Joker in DK. His character is completely accurate to how all the true crazies I've met bouncing act, vaguely calm, something causes them to become frustrated, they become so fucking pissed off there is no reasoning with them.
Last edited by Juvarisx; 08-10-2013 at 08:56 PM.
I really liked the movie and thought it had a lot of Cyberpunk/Shadowrun/Neuromancer aspects to it.
Similar pacing to District 9.
enjoyable movie, don't think there was anything particular that made it a must-see-in-theaters experience, definitely want to see more of Elysium itself. I think the ending could have been better, but overall the writing was very solid and there was "depth" to the characters who felt like believable people, not cardboard comic-book characters like many movies now. That said, the rich vs poor got hammered in a little too hard I think.
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The robots in this film are pretty badass.
It was just ok. There was too much action and it detracted from the storytelling.
I enjoyed the characters more than the story. Especially Kruger.
Went and saw it tonight. I enjoyed it though it was really short and I feel they could have expanded on a lot of things.
I don't know what they were thinking for the final fight scene, the way they filmed that really disappointed me.
Overall I liked it, It's a good sci fi action flick and it's always nice to see those being made.
Why in the blue fuck do people who make movies use god damn super fast cuts and shaky cam? This movie would of been a 10x better visual experience with some study cam. Hell in one of the scenes they had a decent over the shoulder shot that was nice but was kinda weird because it was juxtaposed against every other shot that was done in shaky cam style with 2-3 second cuts or less.
Good sci-fi movie but the story was approaching brow beating levels of political message stupidity at times.
Shaky camera gives the effect of making everything look fast when it's probably really slow.
every fucking director should be forced to watch Children of Men at least 1000 times Clockwork Orange style. That's how your organize action scenes
Last edited by fucker; 08-11-2013 at 02:43 PM.
Meh gonna wait for rentAl
Saw this last night with my gf, I liked it more then her.
I do agree it could have been made longer by at least 20-35 mins.
Then they could have fleshed out a lot more.
heading to movies this afternoon this movie or Wolverine?
It wasn't a bad movie, but as a follow-up to District 9 I was pretty disappointed. If District 9 is a 9/10 or so, then Elysium is at most a 7/10 (and that's being generous).
Saw this, regretted it. Script was heavy-handed to the point of distraction. The sci-fi elements had potential to be used smartly, but they weren't. Nothing in this movie encouraged me to give a shit one way or the other about any of the characters. The action was fine and the production value was high, but it's a highly polished turd.
The liberal hippy faggotry is strong with this one. Cool robots tho.
Its interesting, this movie is no more politicized then District 9 was and its getting more hate for it. I guess the issue of wealth inequality and class wars hits closer to home then refugees and the poor being subjugated to shanty towns.
Both were about class wars but Elysium was much more focused in a variety of ways. Most prominent was that it was humans vs humans instead of humans vs prawns.
I'd say District 9 is more about xenophobia and racism then class wars, but maybe its because I see class in a non racial sense.
I really didn't like District 9 until the tag end of it. The CGI was great and the mecha was hella-cool, but I could have done without being continually punched in the face by the casual racism of a mostly well-intentioned and mostly incompetent afrikanner beauracrat.
D9 wasn't afraid to get dark though. Jesus, some parts of that movie were just gruesome. And not the shooty parts. But when you're going for social relevance I do think plot holes become a much bigger issue than if you're going for a CGI fest "holy shit that mecha is wicked cool" shoot 'em up.
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