THE BOTTOM LINE: ELYSIUM

ELYSIUM

FEATURING:  Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura and William Fichtner

DIRECTOR:  Neil Blomkamp

GENRE:  Sci-Fi

SYNOPSIS:  It is the year 2154 and the wealthy have separated themselves and their health care system from the poor by moving to space station that orbits the earth and it is up to one man to make everyone equal again.

RATING:  R

RUNNING TIME: 109 Mins

THE GOOD: Should all citizens have equal rights when it comes to health care?  That is the question Director Neil Blomkamp is asking in the follow-up to his impressive 2009 film about apartheid, DISTRICT 9. 

 Of course any decent person would know the answer to that question, which is clearly yes. 

Unfortunately, our world is filled with wealthy people who have no decency; hence the importance of this film and its message. 

THE BAD:  Jodie Foster who played an impressive baddie in 2006’s INSIDE MAN fails to impress here…  Unfortunately, her role is not only slight, but underdeveloped.

THE UGLY:  They used a Mexican dump to portray a ruined earth….

MY SCORE: 

***

(3 OUT OF 5 STARS)