Elysium - movie review

From August 28, 2013


Wow... wow. Amazing! The best sci-fi movie I've seen in years. Hell, one of the better films I've seen this year. Great social commentary and a completely plausible future for our species.

Sharlto Copley in another chameleon role. Great! And Matt Damon in another solid part.
Everything about this movie was fantastic. The movie is hard-hitting and realistic (while taking place in 2154).You really feel for the characters. 

And Jodie Foster is one bad-ass villain, a machiavellian politician, a horrible person sort of like Ayn Rand.

Cool 22nd century tech: downloadable memories, energy shields, exo-skeleton suits that enhance strength, extremely realistic robots, ground-to-space missiles, people with hip dermal scaring (instead of tattoos), and medic beds that cure cancer, sure, but they are shown to be able to do a hell of a lot more than that... (no, they cannot bring people back from the dead)

I found it interesting that on Earth everyone speaks either Spanish or English fluently, while on Elysium they speak French and everyone is either white or Indian (there's a President Patel).