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Elysium 2013 Subtitles

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, Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Carly Pope, Ona Grauer, Michael Shanks, Christina Cox, Terry Chen
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 Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
In 2154 the Earth is a devastated place full of disease, where the poor reside & are policed by a robot army of law enforcement. While up in the sky overlooking Earth is a space station or habitat, Elysium, where the rich & powerful live in an idyllic representation of what Earth used to be, and have access to life saving medical technology. A tempting target for refugees or those with illness who will pay to be smuggled in. Which is where one day, Max Da Costa (Damon), finds himself, terminally ill, he will do anything to live & undertakes a deadly job for smuggler, Spider (Moura), who wants him to steal the data from the head of a powerful conglomerate, John Carlyle (Fichtner) , which unknown to him, is the key to Elysium, and they are not the only ones who are after it.

The film is visually stunning with great props & some nice ideas, futuristic special effects & really nice cinematography. Elysium itself has a great futuristic appearance, with the replication of rich Earth homes/villas etc.. looking idealistic, while feeling sterile & fake in this floating station. The scenes on Earth are visually very identical to director/writer, Neill Blomkamp's, breakthrough work in District 9, and emotionally similar with D9's race issue being replaced with socialism. Along with this, it does borrow it's Sci-Fi ideas heavily from all over the place, Johnny Mnemonic & Total Recall for example. And as a result the film does have that feeling of being a collective of popular ideas thrown together in the hope it will work.

Despite the promising early premise with two kids in love, Max & Frey (Braga), who looked like they would change the World.
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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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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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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
It's the future. Where humanity has been divided into the many, who have nothing, and the few, who have everything. (Hang on, isn't this in fact the present?) However, the few have also built themselves a space station (like the one from 2001: A Space Odyssey) where they all live in glorious isolation - free from disease and the cares of the hoi polloi/ the great unwashed - sipping cocktails and topping up their tans, before curing their skin cancer with a dip in the medical bay. Until Matt Damon's working class hero comes along, and spoils it for all the rich kids. (Baddie, Sharlto Copley gets all the best lines "I'm sorry I crashed a ship and messed up your lawn".)
Speaking of Copley (who's career is still recovering from the shocking A-Team movie), he is the perfect foil to Damon's one-dimensional yet loveable rogue. Indeed Copley's South African drawl and his constant jibes and quips during the gunplay/fight scenes raise the action, as does the brawling choreography. Jodie Foster as the hard-faced space station defence chief is, however, a strangely flat performance (I think the more patrician William Fichtner should have played her role rather than his being wasted here, cast as a factory boss).
Once again Neill Blomkamp's production design team and his vision create a believable and gritty future (here, set in LA) where he co-opts the familiar and makes it futuristic - an AK47 that fires air burst shells. That familiarity gives the audience a grounding in the Sci-Fi setting, which aids your ability to stay with the movie and it's happenings. If you like District and Chappie, you'll love Elysium. Personally, I think it's Blomkamp's best action film - I think it edges District in that department, although District has a more compelling plot.
Recommended.
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By tallpete33 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Elysium is a half-decent sci-fi movie but with the emphasis on the half. Half the actors are good, half the plot is good (the bit without the holes and the anomalies) and half the action is good if a little blurry - à la Bourne trilogy.

The shaven headed Damon puts in a good performance as the ex-con trying to go straight in the 22nd century LA of urban decay but with the odds stacked firmly against him. A work accident leaves him dying of radiation poisoning and with medical care on the overpopulated and chaotic earth leaving a lot to be desired; only a trip to Elysium could save him. All well and good but the man-made satellite where the beautiful people have relocated to would not accept a lowlife earthling such as himself so he has to find his own way there by fair means or foul. His only hope is the gangster / hacker / fixer Spider who can offer him (un) safe passage but in return for one last job. Thus begins his transformation to part droid and fight for survival.

I quite enjoyed Elysium but it could have been better. Jodie Foster was a weird choice as Delacourt the power hungry "defence minister" of Elysium and I winced every time she enunciated her words. Sharlto Copley as her covert enforcer, the grenade eating Kruger put in a fairly convincing shift but his South African accent only reinforced the District 9 visuals and overall feel of the movie for me. Like that movie it is pretty grizzly in parts (you've been warned) and easily earns it's 15 rating.

Also, whilst the Elysium space station did look pretty impressive I was left wondering why in 2154 the rich lived in 21st century neo-classical houses and wore clothes from the same era.
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