- Elysium came along, I made sure that didn't feel rushed to see Elysium. I'm keeping his foot on the break pedal. If it was going to be a Blomkamp movie, it might actually disinterest me.
- On Tuesday I tried to go to the mid afternoon performance but got there too late because of the malfunctioning cancel button on a cash machine at Piccadilly station and there was a queue at the counter so that made me even more late, and by the time I got to buy the ticket, the 3pm performance had already started so it was best to wait for the 5.40 performance since I didn't want to miss the very beginning and indeed I'd pay peak hour prices. Obviously this was all part of the experience of going to see the movie
- I eventually saw Elysium and indeed enjoyed the designs & the favelas enough, I've loved seeing favelas in films ever since Louis Leterrier's movie the Incredible Hulk. However by the end of the movie, I progressively became more and more disinterested the more the film got into the main plot of the film. But what would William Gibson have to say about it? They at least owe him an expensive dinner. They may as well call this movie Johnny ElysiuMnemonic. They stole the core of the plot from William Gibson's movie Johnny Mnemonic which has been made into a film that flopped. "In 2021, Johnny is a "mnemonic courier" with a data storage device implanted in his brain, allowing him to discreetly carry information too sensitive to transfer across the Net, the virtual-reality equivalent of the Internet." It certainly looks as if other people have noticed the way it ripped off ideas from Gibson. So In the end, it's a sort of a cyberpunk movie and that comes under the scifi label.
- The other side to this film being ripped off from other stories, another thing to note was that the main hero from Elysium had the same job as the main hero from the Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrel and it was a world full of robot police again. At least there wasn't a tacky tacked on ending. that's quite a shock in itself. None of the characters turned out to be spies for the other side either.
- I saw District 9 a few years ago and found myself a little bit bored of it, but I only saw it on TV and maybe I should have seen it on the big screen to appreciate what it had to offer. But the prawn like aliens didn't really interest me.
- Would it be another film with the director shoving his politics down people's throats? Well, it seems like a 100million dollar dig at Obamacare I suppose although the director denied that the film was politically motivated, maybe he is just naturally so , and it would come up in whatever sort of a movie he made just because of the restrictions of his day to day choices
- Yes, there wasn't a plot to boast about in this but the visuals looked good. What is one allowed to expect in Hollywood. I ought to take another look at District 9 again in good time.
- The Elysium space station environment seemed rather cheesy but the texture of the space crafts and other aerial vehicles seemed good to look at but the main flying vehicles seemed a bit reminiscent of the Star Wars Prequel Gun Ships
- Elysium was everything that I imagined it to be before hand and it was worth the trip to see it at the Odeon West End, and there was a very lovely lady sweeping up there. And what's more I managed to find 56 pence, one coin after the other after the other on the floor.
I recommend Elysium to anyone, I'd probably say that it's a film with
another rubbishy storyline, and it's okay if you're prepared to settle
for nothing much in terms of that. But if one is prepared to go and see
it and make the best of the experience, then fair enough. It's a fine Matt Damon action action movie, there was nothing about him in this movie that I could find particularly laughable, it wasn't a replay of Adjustment Bureau.
- It left the me confused enough through the film to wonder exactly what was going on enough to give up focusing on the story details, I suspect that did that on purpose. And by the end, it became more wearisome the more I realised what was going to happen by the end of the film.
- I had the greatest time seeing it in order to have a slight rant about it. It probably made me feel good about the perplexing nature of this film noticing the crassness of this and that otherwise there'd be nothing for me to say about it. Probably that seems to be the reason I went to see the recent Star Trek movie.
- The assassin who goes after Matt Damon must be the most irritating South African character since DiCaprio in Blood Diamond. It might be quite important to mention that some people were very pleased by DiCaprio's character in Blood Diamond dying and how irritating his character seemed enough to not make the viewers mind about him dying. Perhaps the way that DiCaprio played the sort of South African who you didn't mind getting shot dead in Blood Diamond will always be memorable
might be able to imagine my confusion when I realised that Tom Cruise
wasn't one of the actors in Elysium by the time I got half way through
the film. I actually thought this was the movie he was supposed to be in
here, but although Tom Cruise had been shown in a photo wearing an
exoskeleton suit almost similar to the one that Matt Damon was wearing
in Elysium, in fact he is in another scifi movie "Edge of Tomorrow"
that comes out next year that doesn't have Matt Damon in it at all. So, it doesn't look as if there'll be a Matt Damon / Tom Cruise team up this year or next year.
Tom Cruise in "Edge of Tomorrow" sporting an exoskeleton suit