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(I) (2013)

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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
  • In the future, Earth is over populated and decimated by pollution and disease that the wealthy build a colony in space called Elysium where only the wealthy can live and the poor have to make do with life on Earth. But there are those who try to go to Elysium because among the benefits they have is a machine that can heal anyone. Max who grew up among the poor, who would become a thief to survive. But after being incarcerated and now on parole he works at Armadyne the company that built Elysium and so many of the things they use there. But when he is accidentally exposed to radiation, he is told he only has 5 days to live. So he decides to go to Elysium to use the machine but how does he go there. He turns to Spider, a friend who tries to get people to Elysium for a price. But Max can't pay him so Spider offers him a proposition; that he try to get information out of the mind of Armadyne's CEO, literally and put it in his and give it to Spider so he can use it. Max agrees so Spider has him surgically fitted with a computer and special exo skeleton. And they get set to go after the CEO. But what they don't know is that CEO made a deal with the Secretary Defense Delacourt. It seems Delacourt's strong arm tactics such as using rogue operatives on Earth like a man named Kruger to stop anyone on Earth from coming to Elysium, doesn't make the President happy. So the President warns Delacourt she better clean up her act or else. That's when Delacourt asks the CEO to make a program that can allow her to remove the President and replace him. He agrees and implanted in his head and was on his way to bring it to Delacourt when Max stops him. Delacourt sends Kruger to stop them but Max gets the info out of the CEO and the CEO is killed. So Delacourt tells Kruger to get Max alive so they can get it out of him. Max is injured and goes to an old friend, Fray for help. After helping him, Max goes to Spider to give him the info and when Spider sees what he got, he tells him that this could mean changing the system. But Max's first concern is getting to Elysium to help himself. Kruger learns that Max was at Fray's so he takes her and her daughter with them to find Max.

    - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
  • In 2154, the population is divided in two social classes: the wealthy people live in Elysium, a space station with all the resources; the poor people lives in the exhausted Earth. In Los Angeles, the former car thief Max da Costa is on parole and works on an unhealthy factory Armadyne managed by the CEO John Carlyle. He dreams on saving money to travel to Elysium. Meanwhile the Secretary of Defense of Elysium, Delacourt, plots a coup-of-stat against President Patel, with the support of Carlyle. He programs a software that can override Elysium's data system and make any change, including the president's name to Delacourt. Carlyle uploads the software to his brain to increase its protection. Max is exposed to a lethal amount of radiation in Armadyne and has only five more days of life. He seeks out the criminal Spider expecting to travel to Elysium, where he can use a medical chamber called Med-bay that is capable to heal any disease and save his life. Spider tells that if Max steals profitable information, such as bank accounts, from the brain of Carlyle that is on Earth. Max accepts the proposal without knowing the powerful knowledge in Carlyle's brain. When Delacourt learns that the information she needs to become president was stolen from Carlyle brain, she sends the notorious agent Kruger to hunt down Max and recover the software at any cost.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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.

    - Written by Anonymous


In the year 2154, the earth is polluted, vastly overpopulated, and disease runs rampant through the dilapidated slums that the cities have become...

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