Elysium is a futuristic movie about a man-made space station. In the year 2154, there are two classes of people that exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space Elysium 1station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, polluted and dirty Earth. Elysium is a giant satellite orbiting Earth, a paradise complete with clean air and artificial atmosphere. It has everything money can buy and it is home to families who can afford it.

People of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime, overpopulation and poverty, and have access the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium. People in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle.

Max is the only man with the chance brings equality to these worlds; he is an ordinary guy in desperate need to Elysium 3get to Elysium. Max is a reformed petty criminal. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt and her hard-line forces. If he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

The movie deals with a contemporary issues; immigration and healthcare. People migrate to seek better opportunities and in some countries healthcare is only for the privileged few.

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The special effects and production design are impeccable and seamlessly integrated into the film. The Elysium environment looks very real. The close-up fights looks very real and convincing. The fights are short not unlike in many movies where the fights goes on forever.

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The story and script is well written, it is both emotionally engaging and thought provoking. The only negative with Elysium is the length of the movie that the story is crammed in 109 minutes. It had a great story to tell, they could have added more minutes.

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It stars Matt Damon as Max, Jodi Foster as Secretary Delacourt, Diego Luna as Julio, Sharlto Copley as Kruger and Alice Braga as Frey. Directed by Neil Blomkamp.

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21 Responses to Elysium

  1. Silver Price says:

    This film tells the amazing story of the Japanese Hayabusa robotic spacecraft mission to the asteroid Itokawa. The flight controllers overcame one near-death setback after another for the spacecraft. Eventually they managed to bring it back to earth for a hard landing in Australia. It carried minute samples of the asteroid with it.

  2. get smart says:

    Wrong: Based on the apartheid fable of District 9, it would seem that allegory is Blompkamp’s strength as a storyteller. And I think that we can all agree that Elysium is, at its heart, an allegory about class conflict in our world today. We see a stark division between rich and poor, projected into a division between space-farers and Earthlings. The movie focuses on unequal access to resources, with health care foregrounded as the most obvious. The problem? In a word, resolution.

  3. JP says:

    Great movie with a great story, Jodi Foster is great.

  4. J A says:

    The best sci-fi movie of 2013, love Jodie Foster.

  5. bla bla bla says:

    Love this movie, has great story and Jodi Foster is really great.

  6. Movie Guy says:

    Directed by the same director for District 9 and if you liked District 9, you will likely enjoy this movie as well.

  7. desertp says:

    It is not a bad movie but what killed it is that most the film is very cheesy, the camera work is very bad(you could see the scenes basically shaking), and the dialogue is in desperate need to be improved.

  8. seattle gal says:

    Great movie, I like the symbolism. It’s a great movie with very interesting symbolism. It is a good sci-fi and a very euphemistic critisism of the western civilization. The movie is based on the theory of unjust distribution of wealth; the rich part of the human race can live a life in excellent conditions although the rest suffers and survives. Elysium refers issues like refuges, poverty, selfishness. It is an epic story about our world behind an impressive sci-fi.

  9. beach girl says:

    Same themes we saw in District 9 but I like this one better, almost the same scenography, but in my opinion less fun and more drama. The first part is a bit messed up, with some holes in the story, than it comes the action with nothing original in it, till the dramatic final which makes everything a little

  10. j m says:

    Has so much holes on the plot throughout and really hurt the movie. The ending leaves a lot to be desired as it tries to be a heart puller, but by this stage you just dont care.

  11. a mc says:

    Should of been so much more but the plot holes thoughout really hurt the movie. The ending leaves a lot to be desired as it tries to be a heart puller.

  12. rjones PA says:

    It’s a great movie with very interesting symbolism. It is a good sci-fi with critisim of the western civilization. Basically it is based on the theory of unjust distribution of wealth. The rich part of the human race can live a life in excellent conditions although the rest suffers and survives. I really liked the symbolism.

  13. Dallas gal says:

    One of the better sci-fi movies I’ve seen in a while. It’s not flawless, but it definitely has its moments. A solid four stars.

  14. rosea says:

    I am a huge fan of sci-fi movies but this one really has bad storyline with very weak character developments. Non of the main characters are fully developed.

  15. Meredith of Phoenix says:

    I enjoyed this film visually but the action scenes are not very impressive. There are a lot of “cheesy” moments and the plot has many holes, major holes.

  16. sandy k says:

    Powerful movie about social issues and the future of our planet.

  17. Ken of LV says:

    The movie is about social issues. Great special effects and Sharlto Copley does the best villain I have seen in a few years.

  18. Nan says:

    Elysium’s greatest strength is its aesthetic vision of the future of earth and its orbiting Beverly Hills in space. The film spends amount of time establishing the inequality between the poor and the rich, but it misses its opportunity to actually explore these themes on a substantive level.

  19. Martha R says:

    The best movie of the year so far, great production design and story and great acting job of Jodi Foster, overall a great movie.

  20. adelle m says:

    The best futuristic movie so far for the year. Great story.

  21. eddie says:

    One of the best movie this year, great story and production design. Jodi Foster did a great job.

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