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Elysium

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It's not bad - certainly visually impressive, but suffers from some surprisingly one-dimensional performances (particularly from Jodie Foster) and feels slightly tired in the way it draws VERY heavily on the visual references and themes from Blomkamp's previous "District 9" (which is a far better film overall IMHO).

The plot is basically (if you've seen it) the same as the film version of "Children of Men", right down to the ending, with added holes you could drive a pretty large truck through.

That aside, Carlto Shopley plays a suitably nasty villain, it's well paced, frackin' gruesome in parts, and certainly enjoyable enough. One scene in which Shopley's face is reconstructed features possibly the worst CGI I've seen in years, like something out of the original "Evil Dead".

Thankfully it's available only in 2D, although the local Cineworld even managed to screw that up with a sound mix in which the music drowned out many sections of speech crucial to the plot.

Worth a punt.

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Fancy this one, but still nervous after the massive let downs of Prometheus and Event Horizon. I really wanted to love those films, and just didn't, and I love me Sci Fi. I'll give it a go, and see what happens.

I'm not a massive film buff, and it's been years since I saw something that moved me, and I don't suppose this is the next one either, but we'll see.

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russjm wrote:Fancy this one, but still nervous after the massive let downs of Prometheus and Event Horizon. I really wanted to love those films, and just didn't, and I love me Sci Fi. I'll give it a go, and see what happens.
Are you sure you mean Event Horizon? Sixteen years is a long time to maintain a feeling of letdownness over. And I thought it was a good fillum too.

As for Elysium, that's one that Mrs Zero and I both fancy seeing, though whether we'll get round to it is another question.
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Yep Event Horizon, it's scarred me that deep, fell asleep during it. 16 years? Blimey.

Never been a decent film made since High Fidelity.

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Unrelated but I saw 2 Guns last week; I thought that was decent if you fancy action with a bit of comedy on the side.

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I see two guns every morning in the mirror

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russjm wrote:I see two guns every morning in the mirror
Boom!

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:D

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