***THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS*** In the real world, I hope our thinking never comes to the making of an Elysium. Wealthy snobs vs everyone else. Elysium is a man made space station where only the rich are allowed to live. Mark (played by Matt Damon) is the only hope to achieving an equable life for all. I wasn’t particularly fond of the ending and I felt a disconnect between Damon’s character and the audience. I wanted the story to show more insight into the new future. I don’t think Matt Damon fits the super hero profile for his character. He seemed uncomfortable in this role which made me feel uncomfortable watching him. He’s gotten a little wide and shots of him from behind gave off an elderly appearance. His acting was very good, as usual but he seemed out of sorts and I also felt we were left hanging at the end which was designed to turn him into a martyr as mankind was restored.
Jodie Foster was wicked as the Secretary of Defense. But not even the great Jodie Foster could save this movie for me. She plays a mean villain who would do anything to save Elysium. Killing the young or old was done with ease and her character had a strong dislike for those beneath her.
I didn’t really like Elysium because it didn’t make me feel good and I wasn’t necessarily entertained. None the less, it’s an interesting concept however, I should have waited for DVD.