2013 | Neill Blomkamp

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, a 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 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.

Average rating   6 out of 10

Matt Damon     Jodie Foster     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
Action     Drama     Sci-Fi     Thriller
(3.57) Chappie     (3.21) Looper     (3.11) Alita: Battle Angel     (3.05) Ghost in the Shell     (2.96) Ghost in the Shell
2150s     Bionics     Class Difference     Cyberpunk     Data Heist     Exoskeleton     Gun Fight     Ringworld

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2018-07-12 6 out of 10
Interesting setup, but this movies just did not really do it for me.
It sort of has a post apocalyptic feel about it, but it really is not. Some would maybe call it cyberpunk, but I am not really sure that is correct either. It sort of is only a simple sci-fi action movie with no depth and no take on the genre. Slightly disappointing.
The storyline is very narrow and I doubt that I will remember much of it in the very near future. It did have a few good moments though, which is why it just made it above the average line for me.
If I have to point out a favourite thing, it would the design of the ringworld. We are told absolutely nothing about this, but what i could gather from just the pictures the concept seems pretty cool.
I know that it has been way more than 10 years, but I still cannot help myself from shouting "Maaaaaaatttt Daaaamoonn!" at the screen the first time he pops up in a movie. He did an ok job here though.
Would I recommend this movie? Not really sure. There are far better sci-fi action movies waiting to be seen.

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