Ever liked theoretical movies about the future?
If you do, then you’ll like this movie even more. Here’s a short plot from Wikipedia:
In 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a luxurious space station called Elysium and the poor, who live on an overpopulated, devastated Earth. While residents on Earth are policed by ruthless robots, Elysian citizens live in comfort and regularly use man-sized medical devices called Med-Bays to keep them free of disease.
Max Da Costa (Matt Damon), a former car thief and parolee, lives in the ruins of Los Angeles and works at an assembly line for the Armadyne Corp., the company that built Elysium. But an accident at the plant exposes Max to a lethal dose of radiation, giving him only five days to live.
Max, knowing his only chance for survival is a Med-Bay, with the assistance of his friend Julio (Diego Luna), seek help from notorious smuggler Spider (Wagner Moura). Spider agrees to get Max to Elysium only if he helps him steal valuable financial information from Armadyne’s CEO John Carlyle (William Fichtner), who is preparing to leave Earth.
With help, Max and Julio intercept Carlyle’s ship, and Max uploads the data (including the program) to his own brain.
Afterwards, when Max returns to Spider to extract the information from his head, they discover Carlyle’s program, realizing that they could make all of Earth’s residents legal citizens of Elysium.
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I’ve seen a lot of sci-fi and futuristic movies, and they all show a “new high-tech world where we do things in a snap”. Elysium, however, brilliantly shows the other side of the coin. We do have technology to treat diseases and basically anything, but with the new world we live in, we are more prone to getting fatally sick. For short, the future condition of the planet enables us to have higher technology, but it also puts us in a world of even more danger. Wala lang. Reflection.
All I could say about this movie is that it has a smart plot. The story itself is already good, so I don’t have that much to say about anything else.
This movie is more like an eye-opener to me. I don’t know why hahaha
I loved every bit of it from beginning to end.
Hint: The ending was tragic.
This was really worth watching. Sorry, I couldn’t make a proper review without spoiling it. Just see the movie for yourself :)
Halata bang “may masabi lang” ang review na to? Haha