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Elysium (2013)

images-14I would normally take more time to introduce characters, directors, and give a short summary before forcing my opinion down your throats; but that day is not today. When I saw the Elysium trailer I was intrigued by the world Neill Blomkamp, director/writer, had created. I loved the rough look of Earth and the ephameral beauty of Elysium, the production design caught my eye and the music pulled me in. Upon seeing Matt Damon (Bourne Identity), Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Alice Braga (City of  God) and Sharlto Copley (Europa Report) in the trailer I knew the acting would be good, I also had faith that the story/screen play would be written well because of Blomkamp’s  film, District 9’s, success.  Sadly, I went into viewing the film with high expectations.

(caution spoilers ahead)

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Gravity: A Cinematic Experience (A Spoiler Free Review)


The other night I had the true pleasure of viewing ‘Gravity‘ at my local theater. Honesty, I didn’t know what to expect. Before seeing a movie I always read the reviews, always, even if it spoils the movie for me. Honestly, every time I do it I regret it; and then I promise myself ‘its the last time I swear’ and well, it wasn’t. As usual the reviews were mixed, good, poor plot, beautiful scenery; ya-da, ya-da, ya-da. I arrived at the theater with my mother, retrieved my 3D glasses, sat directly in the middle, and I was blown away.

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