Review: Elysium

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Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

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I honestly didn’t know what to expect in the movie, except that it is a dramatic science fiction movie starring Matt Damon. I liked the trailer so I jumped right in, this is about Earth going to crap and the elite moving to an earth station orbiting around earth in the perfect world. The robots in this movie were cool and realistic, and people were going to extremes to get to Elysium. The surprise for me wasn’t just the story, it was the other star of this movie who played the bad guy perfectly, Sharlto Copley (From District 9). He made the movie insane and thrilling, above and beyond what I was initially expecting and that made it that much better.

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Review: Green Zone

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes U.S. Army Officer Roy Miller to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable situation. The situation is based on the US Military just as they defeated Iraq in 2004, they are liberated but the country is unstable and some army guys are getting fed up with the bad intel and put in dangerous situations. An action packed movie from the beginning to end, trying to tell the story of the bureaucrats and the guys on the ground, covering up bad intelligence which led to the invasion of Iraq. A nicely thought out movie, and General Al Rawi is the same guy who plays Saddam in House of Saddam. Hollywood has learned to pick the right actors to speak the language and the whole movie fit together nicely. Greengrass is also the director of the Bourne movies, he knows how to make this type of movie work and Matt Damon knows how to work with him. An action packed movie telling a good story about the truth of the actions that took place in the Green Zone.

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