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Neill Blomkamp writes and directs this sci-fi drama starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is the year 2154 and the wealthy have fled the overpopulated and largely resource-drained Earth in favour of Elysium, a luxurious space habitat located in the planet's orbit. With no poverty, no sickness and no war, the contrast between Elysium and the ravaged planet it revolves around couldn't be starker - and is tough for those left on Earth to bear. When Max De Costa (Damon) learns that he has no hope of beating the cancer that has afflicted him without breaking into Elysium, he understands the scale of the task he has undertaken. With Secretary Delacourt (Foster) charged with enforcing Elysium's strict anti-immigration policies and a team of hardened troops at her disposal, led by the ferocious Agent Kruger (Sharlto Copley), Max faces the battle of his life if he intends to bridge the cosmic gap between rich and poor.

Starring:
Carly Pope, Matt Damon
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Carly Pope, Matt Damon, Terry Chen, Diego Luna, Talisa Soto, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Ona Grauer, Alice Braga, Michael Shanks, Jodie Foster, Faran Tahir, Jared Keeso
Director Neill Blomkamp
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Sony Pictures
Rental release 23 January 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing German
Subtitles German, Turkish, English, Hindi, Polish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Carly Pope, Matt Damon, Terry Chen, Diego Luna, Talisa Soto, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Ona Grauer, Alice Braga, Michael Shanks, Jodie Foster, Faran Tahir, Jared Keeso
Director Neill Blomkamp
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Sony Pictures
Rental release 23 January 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing German, French
Subtitles Dutch, German, Turkish, Arabic, English, Hindi, Polish, French
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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It's got Matt Damon, so it'll be an action flick at least at some point - and if you're an action addict it does take a while to get running along. There's some very gory bits - especially where a grenade removes a man's face - and you're treated to the detail a bit too closely for my liking. Never mind he was a real nasty piece of work - so that's okay then. Is it? Not sure - it's like blood and bone and skin porn really - a bit OTT really.
The tale told isn't that tough to guess what's likely to happen once we meet a (very badly acted) little girl who we're told has a nasty form of leukaemia and won't live long. She looks too healthy to be so sick! From that point we know she's going to be the sacrifice that Matt has to give up his chance at life in order to save - and so it proves.
Hollywood writers need to to attend some "surprise" classes - they're just not very good at doing that. They even telegraphed-ahead that uber-horror of the day with the old lady's applce-cellar corpse in Psycho - couldn't help wondering if she made the apples taste funny? Yech.
Quite why Jodie Foster took the role she did, well - it's a mystery. It's a lousy one, and she did it as badly as I've ever seen her do - anything. Just as well we lost her part way through - it was a relief when she pegged-out.
There's lots of what has become routine fighting and shooting and cut-scenes aplenty - usually a sign that the actors aren't really up to the choreographed gymnastics they're required to perform in modern flick-battles. There's nothing new here, it's like a set of borrowed ideas pasted together to produce a new-idea film.
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 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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What a pity they turned what was a very interesting and topical set of premises, overpopulation, environmental destruction, turbo techno capitalism and its heartless elite, into merely the back drop of 'good guy vs bad guy battle over damsel in distress' load of old trope. If you want a genuinely thought provoking movie with Jodie Foster in space, ren
t 'Contact'
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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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My expectations were high after District 9, one of most intelligent sci-fi movies for a long while, asking real questions about the human condition.

Sadly I suppose it was too much to expect Blomkamp to produce another classic.

The ideas in Elysium are good and do hold up a mirror to our Orwellian Dystopia we now live in, but it misfires as a film.

Blomkamp has lost the subtlety present in District 9,even in its action sequences. Elysium is a big canvas, but it's plot fails to live up to the story. I got frustrated at the gratuitous action and fight sequences, especially near then end, which quite frankly having seen they same type my too many times before meant I got bored.

Worse it detracted from the films message. If I want to see Matt Damion do fight sequences I'll watch the Bourne trilogy. He's a better actor than that and I feel in Elysium he's underutilised.

The special effects are superb, the realisation of Elysium itself is breathtaking, Blomkamp has an excellent visual style. Its just a shame the potential of a great story with an important message got lost in the sound and fury of the action laden plot.
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Ok. So you know from the outset that this is another have/have-not dystopian future re-imagining much beloved of science fiction since its inception; Eloi and Morlocks, Alphas and Epsilons and all the rest. It’s an old and much reworked theme for a very good reason, highlighting the injustice in the inevitable divide between rich and poor.

In this instance, the ‘haves’ live on a lovely shiny space station while the rest of humanity struggle on in grinding poverty deprived of welfare and the advanced medical care that the ‘haves’ take for granted. So, nothing new there then. Given the subject matter, it is absolutely bound to be stuffed with clichés (and it is) but it really doesn’t matter that it’s an old story and you more-or-less know what’s going to happen from the outset. It’s the treatment of the subject that is the essence of the movie.

As with director Blomkamp’s excellent “District 9”, the atmosphere is elegantly, though perhaps a little heavy-handedly managed, claustrophobic & personal and the CGI is absolutely seamless making for a thoroughly immersive and plausible view of the future. Some of the accents are a bit heavy; Kruger the caricature baddie South African and Spider the Latino techie are almost incomprehensible at times while Jodie Foster’s accent wanders about all over the place. Matt Damon muscles his way through it with his usual aplomb, perfectly cast as the down-trodden ex-con action anti-hero with nothing to lose and although the rest of the characters are a bit one dimensional this somehow enhances rather than detracts from the overall feel of the movie.

While not startlingly original or deeply plotted, this film is well constructed, plausible (well…sort of), highly watchable , engrossing and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is. A simple movie on an ancient theme and fine addition to our massive science fiction collection, definitely worth several viewings.
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