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Elysium (2013)

 

 
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Runtime: 109 min
 
Synopsis: In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
 
Release Date: August 9, 2013
 
Written By: Neill Blomkamp
 
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3.5/5


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Positives


Jodie Foster... great actress, killer legs. Loved how the movie looked and crazy Sharlto Copley!

Negatives


Same old trope for Sci-Fi that has been told a billion times over. The paradise that floats above the ghetto...


Reviewer's Thoughts

A great-looking Sci-Fi movie about an age-old theme. There is a paradise that is built for the rich, it floats over the ghetto world that houses the untouchables. We have seen this same story in movies like Metropolis, Astro Boy, and Battle Angel Alita. What Elysium brings to the table is some stellar visuals but the story comes up short and smacks of “great white hope” as Damon is a white man among brown people on dirty earth. Still Elysium is a movie to be checked out despite it’s unpopularity on the rating scale.

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Greg Dragon

 
Cinephile and opinion writer, Greg Dragon has been a fan of movies since the 80's when Kung Fu theater was all the rage and Roger Moore was James Bond. Greg is the founder and lead critic of Spicy Movie Dogs. You can follow him on Twitter @Rafacus or on his Google+ account.