Neill Blomkamp’s new big-budget sci-fi thriller Elysium fails to deliver on the promise of the first-half of his wildly-overrated debut District 9. While there are laudable things about the film, they are minor when considering the average plot, uninspired action sequences, weak acting, horrible accents and overall blandness of the whole endeavor. Kudos to Matt Damon for finally branching out into full-on sci-fi, The Adjustment Bureau was close to sci-fi, you just wish he would have picked a better project. Many people have slammed the underrated sci-fi movie Southland Tales for having too many ideas and sub-plots, one could make the exact opposite claim on this film – not much really happens until the wholly-undeserved ending, complete with it’s facile social commentary.
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