Elysium

Elysium

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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"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"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2013.
Branch Call Number: FIC Elysi
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

A great Sci Fi and action movie. Was my favorite for a long time.

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isaachar
May 03, 2017

People tend to either love or hate this movie. I loved it. It had a decent science fiction story with just the right amount of social commentary, which is the standard for Neill Bloomkamp movies. The 'soft dystopia' of future earth was more believable than most other dystopian movie settings. My only gripe with this movie has nothing to do with the film itself, but that Neil Bloomkamp chose to make this film instead of a much needed sequel to District 9.

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claude13
Oct 14, 2016

out dated narrative zzzzzzzz

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firefly5
Sep 07, 2016

This is science fiction. Not my taste in movies.

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oneworker
Aug 11, 2016

Lots of action...almost too much & too fast to follow! How does the hero survive all the punches & bullets & electric shocks? I mean even with that mechanically enhanced body! Suspenseful & dystopian SF but I liked Automata more.

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jeffi22
Jun 23, 2016

Typical action/sci fi movie - not as bad as it seemed critics thought, even got some feels near the end. Lots of fight scenes. Some logic issues but still decent. Never saw district 9

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No_Stalkers4Me
Dec 20, 2015

Plot/story development by committee. This movie tried to do way too many things at once. Meh.

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rswcove
Nov 20, 2015

I really enjoyed this movie. It is neither subtle nor embarrassed to wear its messages on its sleeves. Anyone not wanting to have their privilege rubbed in their face will likely not enjoy this movie. For the rest of us, this is a largely successful, high octane, thoughtful well directed action sic-fi drama.

There is an elephant in the movie that needs to be addressed though. The biggest problem with this film is the casting of Matt Damon as the main working class, spanish speaking anti-hero when EVERYONE around him is Hispanic or otherwise non white. He does a fine job, but it was more jarring for me that other examples of the mighty-Whitey trope like Dances with Wolves or Avatar, where the point at least was that the outsider could find a way other than his own to live. Here Matt Damon is nearly the only white guy who isn't in the elite, and it stands out. I wonder who they wanted to cast originally before the studio heads freaked out at not having a generic white guy in the lead action role?

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readyrisa
Aug 09, 2015

A stunning action film.

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akirakato
Jul 24, 2015

This is a 2013 American dystopian SF action thriller directed by Neill Blomkamp.
The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious space habitat (rotating wheel space station) called Elysium.
Although the story is simple and straightforward, the computer graphics and visual effects are superb.
I really love this movie, however, I don't like Jodie Foster at all for some undescribable reason.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Strong violence, bloody and gory images.

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SunnyDTang
May 18, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There were many bloody and gory scenes that were very unexpected (for example, a person gets blown up into pieces, which were visible).

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SunnyDTang
May 18, 2015

Coarse Language: A lot of F-bombs were used. Take caution.

7Liberty7 Apr 02, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Take the R rating seriously.

7Liberty7 Apr 02, 2014

Coarse Language: I think it'd be a good idea for the actors to wash their mouths with really strong soap.

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TheBigMan
Jan 29, 2014

Coarse Language: Probably well over 100 f words and many other smaller swears. It's rated R for a reason.

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TheBigMan
Jan 29, 2014

Violence: Much like District 9, this movie is extremely heavy in the violence department. Although all the action is very well done and the effects are fantastic. This guy knows how to make a serious action movie.

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TheBigMan
Jan 29, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The whole movie is very intense and probably frightening for kids to watch. Heck, I'm 19 and it was a lot for me.

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Futuregohangurl
Jan 06, 2014

Coarse Language: some swearing and saying the lords name in vain in one part

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maroon_eagle_45
Jul 24, 2015

maroon_eagle_45 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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SunnyDTang
May 18, 2015

SunnyDTang thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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M2087
Oct 14, 2014

M2087 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

7Liberty7 Apr 09, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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TheBigMan
Jan 29, 2014

TheBigMan thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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brapythehair
Jan 11, 2014

brapythehair thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

MargeBouvier Dec 28, 2013

MargeBouvier thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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aaa5756 Apr 13, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Apr 13, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

7Liberty7 Apr 02, 2014

ROBOT: 'Are--you--being--sarcastic--and--or--abusive?'
MAX: 'Ne-ga-tive'

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