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Old August 26 2013, 03:30 AM   #106
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Re: Elysium - grade/review and spoilers - also controversy

In terms of visuals I couldn't see any flaws with this film.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:45 AM   #107
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The long slow shots of Elysium in particular were absolutely break taking. They looked totally real. I can only assume he shot nice cities then comped them into a space station frame, but even the space station walls look absolutely real with depth and density. Wow.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:48 AM   #108
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Mr Light wrote: View Post
The long slow shots of Elysium in particular were absolutely break taking. They looked totally real.
A good example of the afore mentioned natural shots. Looked like something shot with a camera instead of something designed to showcase the station.
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Old August 29 2013, 12:49 AM   #109
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I just got back from the theater. Here are some thoughts:

I'm afraid I have to agree with the general consensus that Elysium is a bit of a disappointment when compared to Blomkamp's superb debut, District 9. It starts out promisingly, but has some definite story problems towards the end, such as unclear villain motivations and an overly simplistic, somewhat unsatisfying ending.

However, there's still plenty to like about the movie. Matt Damon is great as the protagonist and his story arc works well, which keeps the movie afloat for most of its running time. And then there are the visuals, which are nothing short of exceptional. I would even go so far as to call Elysium one of the most visually impressive sci-fi movies of all time, not just in the quality of its CGI, but in its design and attention to detail. Elysium's depiction of future society comes close to the impeccable world building of Blade Runner (which is actually not that surprising, since both movies have the same production designer, Syd Mead).

I do wish the final act worked better, but I still had a great time with it as an interesting original sci-fi action movie, and am excited for what Blomkamp comes up with next.

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Old August 29 2013, 04:29 AM   #110
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I remember the scenes on that bridge at the end... I knew it had to be green screen with the gorgeous backdrop, but it absolutely looked 100% real. Amazing.
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Old August 30 2013, 02:34 AM   #111
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I have not seen this film yet, but when I was in the theater today (for a different film), I saw a cool Elysium poster which showed a modern cityscape but with thousands of ramshackle dwellings haphazardly attached to the sides of major skyscrapers. Is there a shot like this in the film?
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Old September 1 2013, 11:12 PM   #112
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^yes.
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