Review: Elysium

Elysium was an enjoyable movie. Matt Damon and Jodie Foster do a good job, the visuals are stunning, and the camera work has that gritty feel of Battlestar Galactica. The story is well-constructed from a story point of view, i.e. plot points, decisions at critical points. It was also fun to see a Warehouse 13 actor (Faran Tahil) playing a similar role.

On the minus side, there are serious logical flaws. Why does a society with robots sophisticated enough to serve in law enforcement still have dangerous manual labor jobs? If John Carlisle can rewrite the basic code of Elysium to change control of the station, why wouldn’t he just take over himself rather than making a deal with Delacourt?

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