Courtesy to Nuffnang, I get to watch Elysium Premier Screening before it release in cinema today.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
The reason I watch this movie is because I put too high expectation to the director. Well, the higher u expect, the more disappointment u get isn't? There are too much flaws in this movie however I only gonna praise the storyline. It is solid. But not the best. The story started really slow, slow and go on really slow until the climax.
The protagonist wasn't exactly like all hero from others movie. He is selfish, he just don't want to die and willing to do whatever he need to get to Elysium to cure his radiation. The suits that he wore was pretty useless. It suppose to provide him super power that easily kick Droids ass which shown at the beginning, but middle of the movie show he easily get pawned by Krugger underling when the plane crash.
Though Elysium seem nice, high tech but the main focus seem like the machine that can-cure-whatever-shitbrix-happened-on-your-body. That's include your exploded face. So, Elysium invested too much on such machine but never bother to invest on security that stop illegal immigrant? Oh they have Droids but practically never use them to defend the base. Not to mentioned the whole Elysium system easily get stolen from someone brain without any difficulty.
Too many similar kind of movie this year (Oblivion, After Earth and etc) and this make Elysium not so special. I still enjoy District 9 more.