For as long as Jodie Foster has been an actress, she's always taken roles in which she is the character that you fall in love with. She's one of those rare child actors that successfully made the jump from child star to adult actress without pulling a Lindsay Lohan or Gary Coleman in between teenager and young adult. It kind of makes me sick this Jodie Foster effect in which she really hasn't taken a role in which she's playing something out of the ordinary.....well maybe in Anna and The King.
So remember that movie, Elysium, starring Matt Damon as well? The premise of the film is a postapocalyptic Earth in which in the planet is a dismal place filled with minions and Elysium is paradise in space with the privileged. Anyways, Foster plays the Secretary of Defense Delacourt who doesn't really play by the rules. The citizens of Earth want the same medical attention that Elysian's have but anytime there's an attempt, Delacourt sees that it is just that an attempt. As is the formula for all Dystopian films, there's a disaster that doesn't get solved to almost the end. I don't want to ruin the film just for the simple reason that she does such an impeccable job playing a MEGA-BITCH!
The opening is good. The middle is fluff. The ending is typical. However, Foster is great as always and that's why everyone loves her!