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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
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 »
Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.
[pan from earth to an orbiting wheel world]
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Elysium is a very unique movie. It is full of spectacle and sick humor, robust violence, harsh language, and can even be politically fueled at times. Blomkamp has succeeded in crafting a beautiful visual experience.
In the film the young director perfectly captures the feeling of being on earth and in poverty and harsh times. You feel for the people on earth. The amazing Elysium itself is drop dead gorgeous and stunning. On that topic the CGI is absolutely extraordinary. Whatever you think of the movie itself you cannot deny how great the visuals are. The droids and ships are literally perfect.
Elysium is very tense, action packed, and emotionally fueled. There are some very iconic scenes that will forever be remembered. Kruger steals the show. You have no idea how good he is until you see this. He's amazing in a very strange way. Damon, fitchner, and foster are all amazing and serve up excellent performances.
Overall this movie is so entertaining and will most likely be misunderstood by some viewers who want a more cheerful and kid friendly movie. This is a very adult themed movie and packs in a lot of violence. It's utterly satisfying and i would be shocked if its not a classic in a couple of years
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