I prolly was a little exuberant with my notes on Elysium, but I really liked it. It is not chock full of constant surround effects or bass, and since I'm merely 5.1, I don't know how the rear channels impact the sound. I only know that the bass was used quite well, and I overall liked the soundtrack quite a bit. I don't think it has the subtlety of some recent movies, but it also has a lot more low end than most decent 2013 releases. It's in my personal 2013 top 5 movies with bass.
I don't feel like JSS and I are reviewing these titles so much as measuring them and adding a few of our own personal notes. As to actual reviews, they clearly prioritize the 30-50Hz region, likely because that's the most audible in their systems. Compare the AVS reviews of Pacific Rim or Man of Steel to Elysium (or even Oblivion) and you know what I mean. This isn't a pot shot at Ralph or others, it's just an acknowledgment that they're doing something wholly different. There's room for lots of different approaches in this world.
As a final note, I would recommend everyone rent first and buy later, in almost every case. There are too many intangibles to definitively conclude whether or not you're going to like a movie before watching it. My perspective is I usually don't even look at movies below a 6.0 IMDb rating unless they're recommended by others. 7.0 and above are usually the only ones that get permanent places in my stable, and 8.0 and above are about the only ones that ever get re-watched. But, that's just me.