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Elysium (I) (2013)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  9 August 2013 (USA)
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In the year 2154, 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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In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Written by Production

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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$115,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,807,393 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$93,050,117 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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Kruger's aircraft has a South African flag on the side. Both Sharlto Copley who plays Kruger and director Neill Blomkamp come from South Africa. See more »

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SECDEF Delacourt is wearing a white-on-white suit at the pool party when she receives the communication about an illegal ship approaching. In the next scene, she is walking to a control room wearing a metallic gray suit. The transit time from Earth is cited as 19 minutes, so it is unlikely she would have changed so fast. From the control room, she is urgently summoned by the President and appears in front of him wearing the white suit again. See more »

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Title Card: Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.
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Elysium
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Loved this film and I'll be following Blomkamp from now on
10 August 2013 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

Can't tell you how great it is to see someone capable of filling Ridley Scott's and James Cameron's shoes! Blomkamp has made the best movie yet this year. I was intrigued by District 9. It made me think, but this self-assured and skillfully crafted effort is taking his game to a much higher level.

It's been a long time since I was in awe of both the script and the direction. To see they both came from one guy, Neill Blomkamp, is wonderful if a little unnerving. Do we really have to rely on foreigners for biting social commentary?

This film is much more clever than most reviewers are letting on. One reviewer said it's a bit melodramatic, but, frankly, I don't see a subtle treatment getting to first base with most Americans. This puts a lot of troubling issues in sharp relief in an artful, very watchable format whereas most of the arguments about immigration, healthcare and the rich versus the poor are in dense, boring prose.

I was warned that Jodie Foster's performance was marred by odd accents, but I barely noticed. I thought she depicted a kind of sharp edged conservative that should be readily recognizable. Sharlto Copley is great as a vicious soldier and Matt Damon is the likable center of the film, as called for. The supporting actors including Braga, Luna and Fichtner, to name a few, all add much to the whole enterprise.

This is definitely a go see and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to anyone, including pre-teens and up.


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