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THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
on 27 August 2013
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.