Houston Forward Times

14 August 2013 Written by 

The Elysium Experience with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster

 

Elysium is director Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore project that follows up Best Picture nominated film District 9. Elysium is a sci-fi action movie that is centered around the tale of the ‘haves and have nots.’ Blomkamp explores some very interesting, politically charged themes within the film and it is visually astonishing. Unfortunately, as a whole the film is a bit underwhelming. While Matt Damon gives his usual solid performance, Jodie Foster surprisingly left me confused, mostly at her French/South African accent. Not to give away too much, I believe Sharlto Copley is an applause worthy villain. For the sake of the visuals, it’s a film to experience in theaters.