Friday, August 9, 2013

Elysium

Rated R / 1 hr 49 min / Action - Drama - Sci Fi

What is it about?

Max is a former criminal who is just trying to live his life and stay out of trouble. Trouble seems to find him anyway.  One day while at work, and accident causes him to receive a large dose of radiation.  He only has 5 days to live.  The only thing that can save him is one of the healing machines on Elysium. Elysium is a space station that houses a colony for the government and the rich.  There is no crime or sickness there.  Max is trying to get there any way he can.

You will like it if...

You like sci fi action movies.  The special effects are amazing, and very similar to District 9.  The story is interesting and very well done.  The acting is very good.  My only complaint is that every action or fight sequence is shot with a camera that is jerking around like the operator is having a seizure.  You can't tell what is going on in more than half of the fight scenes.  You have to figure out what is going on from the grunts of the combatants, or you can wait for the camera to stop moving for a second and see who is on top at that moment.  It doesn't ruin the movie, but it does take quite a bit away from it.  Otherwise it is a fantastic film.  I would suggest you go and see it immediately if you enjoy Sci Fi.



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