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Elysium (2013)

Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Action | Science Fiction | Thriller

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Overview

In the year 2159, 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 Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Rated R | Length 109 minutes

Actors

Claire Smithies | Talisa Soto | Derek Gilroy | Chris Shields | Christina Cox | Terry Chen | Ona Grauer | Carly Pope | Michael Shanks | Jared Keeso | Adrian Holmes | Emma Tremblay | Josh Blacker | Brandon Auret | Maxwell Perry Cotton | Jose Pablo Cantillo | Faran Tahir | William Fichtner | Wagner Moura | Diego Luna | Alice Braga | Jodie Foster | Sharlto Copley | Matt Damon

Viewing Notes

Odd for a movie to be so hotly anticipated to nearly dropping off my watch-list. Had low expectations going in primarily from all the negative comments I saw after the movie initially hit. Don’t recall not a one offering a positive reaction w/o something negative attached to it.

All that said, I rather enjoyed this movie, all of its problems notwithstanding. I already imagined viewing it again on Blu at some point in the future. Yeah it’s dumb-downed one-percenter allegory but the chain of events is interesting along w/the cat and mouse chase. Copley is a blast as a pure evil dude. I’d watch it again just for him.

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