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Old 08-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #4367 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ClingRap View Post
I went and watched Elysium last night. It was one of the poorer films I've seen in recent memory. Given how good District 9 is, I was expecting a lot more from Blomkamp here. This film is indicative of a wider trend that I've been noticing with big budget films: god-awful weak, overdone plot and story lines alongside excessively done visual effects. Nothing really made any sense, and despite the not-so subtle critique of the 1%, I found myself almost nodding off for much of the film. And, the flashback sequences...At least the popcorn was hot.
agreed. very thin plot. it's almost as if they think all the "super duper" special effects makes up for the lack of an even average plot.
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