I watched Elysium, I really liked it actually, very entertaining. It wasn't as good as District 9 in my opinion, but still very enjoyable. Also some great acting by Sharlto Copley.
I also happened to watch Only God Forgives, which I was super excited for because I absolutely loved the director's previous movie, Drive. Now, I wasn't exactly hoping for another Drive set in Thailand, but I had pretty high expectations for the movie and I'll be damned if it didn't crush almost all of them.
What did I like about it? Well, like Drive, the cinematography is gorgeous, visually the movie is very cool, lots of red lighting and such which I liked and the acting was pretty good too, the main vietnamese dude and Gosling had pretty good performances. The soundtrack was very good too.
Pretty much everything else was bad, the plot, the pacing, fucking everything. The whole thing is paced so badly that it felt like hours before anything actually happened. I also didn't really mind in Drive that Gosling's character didn't speak much, but holy shit, is everyone in this movie fucking autistic? They all just stare at each other and speak only if it's necessary. The story was seriously very bad, it starts off with the main character's (Gosling) brother raping and killing some Asian teen for who knows what dumb reason and then the brother gets killed and their mom comes to retrieve the body or whatever and she also gets the killer assassinated or something and then they all get into trouble with this crazy Viet cop who likes to slice people open with a small sword and ugh, it just doesn't even make any fucking sense. You could narrow it down to one word; revenge. It's about revenge basically, and that your thirst for vengeance can cost you your life or something. So fucking pointless.
A big letdown overall which is a shame, I really expected something better but oh well.