Elysium fields political bite, but little more
Having stunned audiences with his exhilarating sci-fi debut District 9, South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp makes an eagerly anticipated return with another futuristic action thriller. Blomkamp’s Elysium may evoke the same politically-charged ethos of its predecessor, but rather than supplementing the narrative the excessive social commentaries dominate this mildly entertaining, yet ultimately hollow enterprise.
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If ‘Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg’ then this should’ve stayed submerged.
Following Paul Greengrass’ Supremacy and even more impressive Ultimatum was always going to be a tough task, but having worked as a screenwriter on the previous films and with directorial experience, it’s easy to see why Tony Gilroy was chosen as a replacement. With a new hero at the centre of the narrative and a new cast of leading actors, Gilroy’s film doesn’t have much in common with the previous films, aside from being nothing like Robert Ludlum’s novels. Continue reading The Bourne Legacy Review
“You do not have free will David; you have the appearance of free will”.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in a film that was released under the genre of romantic thriller, but The Adjustment Bureau would be better categorised under a science fiction tag.
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