Elysium (Blomkamp, 2013)

Elysium (Neill Blomkamp, 2013)

Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and may not sin.  –Ecclesiastes 7:20

There is a lot wrong with this movie. Outside of its blatant attempt to cartoonishly demonize a sect of our society (while inadvertently demonizing another sect they were attempting to victimize), it’s just not in any way a quality science fiction film. It takes itself entirely too seriously which leads to endless amounts of story format clichés and weak production levels. The protagonist if flawlessly good with zero depth or growth. The two antagonists are recklessly evil even when it makes no sense that they be such. Really, the whole movie is divided distinctly into good guys and bad guys which is never good. And, of course, there’s way too much bland CGI; nothing bold or unique. Just a ridiculously dull and uninspired movie.  3.5/10

elysium

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