Elysium 2013 Subtitles

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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
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Everthine on 4 May 2015
Format: DVD
Maybe, if your idea of a good film is regurgitated tropes and stereotypes, unnecessary gore and fight scenes that get boring very quickly, this is your film!

If not, then not even its current price of 3 is, to my mind, justifiable.

I watched this in the cinema. I'd watched Oblivion with friends before (and had not been too keen on it), but watching this made me realise that whatever gripes I'd had with Oblivion, this far exceeded it... in a downwards direction.
The plot, quite honestly, sounded promising in the summary. It spiked some element of curiousity within me. However, this was quickly quelled when I watched the actual film, and at about the halfway mark I was dying of boredom inside my skull, wanting nothing more than to leave the cinema and not endure the tedium on-screen, but simultaneously not wanting to doubly waste the money I'd spent on the ticket by actually leaving.

I couldn't make a connection with any of the characters, because quite frankly, I found them all shallow and superficial. The main physical villain (note: spoiler alert and clarification: "physical villain" meaning the one who actually does the fighting, not the political one) gets his face blown in/off, and while that and the following reconstruction of said face using a machine was both disgusting and not plot-necessary, the fact that he comes back ONLY to battle the protagonist in a drawn-out, completely predictable battle that 1) has no dramatic tension, and 2) was the point where I finally gave up and resigned myself to a loss of my precious time (because I can see it now -- a bunch of people sitting around a table going "we need an action film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seatinthestalls on 2 May 2015
Format: DVD
So here's yet another dystopian take on future Earth, year 2054. And like "Oblivion" and "World War Z" etc, it seems to follow the formula of amazing CGI special effects, lots of techno-wizardry, and a favourite Hollywood action name to try and give it some cred.

(Spoiler Alert) For me that formula failed, yet again. Just lately, CGI - especially when representing the `big picture' - certainly seems to have come of age. The great planetary sweeps of disintegration and space panoramas looked about as seamless as one could wish, and minutely detailed to the point of plausibility. The computer boffs really do have vivid imaginations, and I take my hat off to `em. The techno-stuff was also on the mark. But ultimately, any movie stands or falls on its story - and how it's told. And this is where "Elysium" plummets to Earth big-time.

Matt Damon plays Max - a grunt with a long criminal record. He's not particularly likeable and therefore hard to care about. Not many people would want a serial criminal with a cage-fighter's physique as their neighbour even today. I couldn't help wondering how he found the time and resources to become such a hunk under those straightened circumstances of his life. But, unlike many; he has a job. Ironically; he works in a factory that builds the robot police who now maintain law and order. It's a sweat-shop, with sweatshop attitudes. He has a radiation accident that will kill him in less than a week. Terrestrial medical facilities are Spartan.

However; up in the sky, there's Elysium. It's an orbital space colony to which the privileged have migrated from an over-populated, crime-ridden wasted Earth. It's a beautiful artificial Eden. The citizens have no need of grunts up there; robots do all their bidding.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY 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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