Elysium 2013 CC

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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 (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium - but that doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can.

Starring:
Matt Damon,Jodie Foster
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Neill Blomkamp
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Supporting actors Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret, Josh Blacker, Emma Tremblay, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Faran Tahir
Studio TriStar Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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It started out so well. It was less than halfway through that it just became stupid.
Why does a ruthless mercenary become so personally fixated? Just didn't make sense. Just an excuse for violence and shooting.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 Aug. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Elysium is the name of an orbiting satellite. It has a controlled environment and is where the rich and powerful live. The United States has been reduced to a land on illegals in an extension of class warfare. Health care is different for the rich than the poor. The "illegals" attempt to go to Elysium to get health care. The film also is an extension of surveillance drones, automated robots, and how computers run the world.

In an unusual role Jodi Foster plays Delacourt, the emotionless Secretary of Defense who protects Elysium. At times she is similar to Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" and really needed to be more like him. It was not a good role for her. Matt Damon plays Max in his usual man against the system. After an industrial accident, Max has 5 days to live and opts to join the resistance against the powers of Elysium.

There are massive parallels to today's society which bogged down this morality film by their overtness.

Good looking graphics. Good ending. Fair plot. Dialogue needed to be lighter. Politically to the left.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Solar Fox on 6 May 2014
Format: DVD
Starts off promising with good pace and visual immersion. An impressive hi-jacking scene and clever use of futuristic weaponry. Then half way through the film it goes stale rather quickly as the death toll goes manic and pointless for shock factor. It isn't shocking and the immersion evaporates right up to the cringe inducing ending. And it started off so well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 VINE VOICE on 17 April 2015
Format: DVD
An effective sci fi actioner that relies on a simple plot, not original but visually stunning and well acted.

Matt Damon is the all round good guy with a chequered past who inevitability becomes earths hope of saviour.

Damon must get aboard Elysium a floating colony for the privileged rich and upload data to give the surviving earthlings access to the same privileges as those aboard, including medical care.

Earth is a dump, a dusty, filthy apocalyptic shanty filled mess as seen in so many science fiction stories, whist Elysium is the perfect state of living perfection.

Forgetting the political undertones (we all no the rich live better lives than the poor and have a better standard of living) this film works as a solid piece of entertainment, mixing good CGI with some well staged action, a good cast (though Jodie Foster has a strange accent here) and an engaging plot.

By no means a masterpiece but certainly one of the better sci fi flicks that Hollywood has turned out in years.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 25 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
After the unexpected triumph of the peerless District 9 in 2011, Matt Damon heads the cast in Blomkamp's latest treatise on immigration, society, and apartheid. Damon's reformed car thief Max Da Costa becomes the unwitting potential saviour of mankind, after an industrial accident leaves his body riddled with catastrophic amounts of radiation. Like most of his peers, Max cannot access the medical treatment he needs, as this is only available on the paradisiacal satellite of Elysium, where the rich and pampered of Earth have all escaped to after their home planet has finally become too crowded, polluted, and dangerous for their liking. In collusion with smuggling kingpin and former associate Spider, Max and his buddy Julio set out to infiltrate Elysium and ensure that all residents of Earth become eligible for the medical treatment available to the privileged few.

Sharlto Copley - Blomkamp's muse from Distric 9, makes a welcome appearance as sociopathic mercenary Kruger, while Jodie Foster adds gravitas as the ruthless administrator of Elysium. Alice Braga also pops up as Max's childhood sweetheart Frey, whose daughter has Leukaemia and who is also desperate to avail her of the miracle cure found only on Elysium. The movie is tense and effective from the start, and there is enough action to satisfy the most ardent Sci-fi/Thriller fans, while Damon does a good job of reminding us of the acting chops he first showed in the likes of The Talented Mr Ripley and Saving Private Ryan. Whilst not as original as District 9, Elysium is another solid action/adventure with a strongly-beating yet subtle political core, and a sign that its director is getting to the top of his game and will be a force in the movie industry for quite some time to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Top Tec on 12 April 2015
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So boring I turned it off after 40 mins. Generic story, done to death in other places like Battle Angel Alita, or even the worst film ever made i.e. Zardoz. Indeed B.A.A is how to do this story, and that anime is pretty ancient. Characters are poorly drawn out, plot is ridiculous, and computer generated special effects are not impressive anymore. Don't waste your time like this film manages to waste it's cast, budget, and ideas. Total garbage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian M. Hoggan on 22 Dec. 2014
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Really bad Matt Damon film. His worst, I think. Too much swearing for me, bit I'm no prude. The other actors are really anoying too. And Jody Fosters accent is SO weird. I don't know where she got that from. She spoke a bit of French, but from there on in was really bad! It could have been really good with a good director, bit as it is, it's dire!!!
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