Elysium


Elysium

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.

Votes 3418 (6.4/10)

Runtime: 109 minutes

Release Date 2013-08-07

Budget: $115,000,000.00

Revenue: $286,140,700.00

Tagline: He can save us all.

Production company:

  • TriStar Pictures
  • Media Rights Capital
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
  • QED International
  • Alpha Core
  • Genre Films
  • Simon Kinberg Productions

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Science Fiction
  • Action
  • Drama
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

Max
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
Delacourt
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Kruger
Sharlto Copley
Sharlto Copley
Frey
Alice Braga
Alice Braga
Julio
Diego Luna
Diego Luna
Spider
Wagner Moura
Wagner Moura
John Carlyle
William Fichtner
William Fichtner
President Patel
Faran Tahir
Faran Tahir
Sandro
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Young Max
Maxwell Perry Cotton
Maxwell Perry Cotton
Drake
Brandon Auret
Brandon Auret
Crowe
Josh Blacker
Josh Blacker
Matilda
Emma Tremblay
Emma Tremblay
Manuel
Adrian Holmes
Adrian Holmes
Rico
Jared Keeso
Jared Keeso
CCB Agent
Michael Shanks
Michael Shanks
CCB Agent
Carly Pope
Carly Pope
CCB Agent
Ona Grauer
Ona Grauer
Technician
Terry Chen
Terry Chen
Dr. Faizel
Chris Shields
Chris Shields
CCB Agent
Christina Cox
Christina Cox
Pablo
Derek Gilroy
Derek Gilroy
(uncredited)
Talisa Soto
Talisa Soto
Crew member (uncredited)
Claire Smithies
Claire Smithies
Director
Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp
Writer
Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp
Producer
Simon Kinberg
Simon Kinberg
Original Music Composer
Ryan Amon
Ryan Amon
Director of Photography
Trent Opaloch
Trent Opaloch
Executive Producer
Sue Baden-Powell
Sue Baden-Powell
Editor
Julian Clarke
Julian Clarke
Casting
Francine Maisler
Francine Maisler
Costume Design
April Ferry
April Ferry
Production Design
Philip Ivey
Philip Ivey
Costume Design
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani
Art Direction
Hania Robledo
Hania Robledo
Property Master
Patricia Cuevas
Patricia Cuevas
Greensman
Glenn Foerster
Glenn Foerster
Camera Operator
Stephen Maier
Stephen Maier
Set Decoration
Peter Lando
Peter Lando
Hairstylist
Teresa Chávez
Teresa Chávez
Hairstylist
Kandace Loewen
Kandace Loewen
Hairstylist
Sanna Seppanen
Sanna Seppanen
Hairstylist
Jessica Rain
Jessica Rain
Makeup Department Head
Connie Parker
Connie Parker
Makeup Artist
Gitte Axen
Gitte Axen
Makeup Artist
Michelle Lemieux
Michelle Lemieux
Makeup Artist
Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez
Makeup Effects
Nicholas Podbrey
Nicholas Podbrey
Art Department Coordinator
Alida Castelan
Alida Castelan
Property Master
Dean Barker
Dean Barker
Art Direction
Ross Dempster
Ross Dempster
Assistant Art Director
Catherine Ircha
Catherine Ircha
Assistant Art Director
Luis Antonio Ordoñez
Luis Antonio Ordoñez
Construction Coordinator
Glenn Woodruff
Glenn Woodruff
Construction Coordinator
Alberto Villaseñor
Alberto Villaseñor
Leadman
Pedro Trejo
Pedro Trejo
Leadman
Miguel Gelinas
Miguel Gelinas
Set Designer
Nancy Anna Brown
Nancy Anna Brown
Set Designer
Mira Caveno
Mira Caveno
Set Designer
David Clarke
David Clarke
ADR & Dubbing
Hennie Britton
Hennie Britton
Dolby Consultant
Matt Kunau
Matt Kunau
Foley
Sandra Fox
Sandra Fox
Foley
Goro Koyama
Goro Koyama
Foley
Andy Malcolm
Andy Malcolm
Sound Designer
Dave Whitehead
Dave Whitehead
Sound Effects Editor
Michelle Child
Michelle Child
Sound Effects Editor
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Craig Berkey
Craig Berkey
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Vince Renaud
Vince Renaud
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Christopher Scarabosio
Christopher Scarabosio
Special Effects Coordinator
Stewart Bradley
Stewart Bradley
Special Effects Coordinator
Cameron Waldbauer
Cameron Waldbauer
CG Supervisor
Michael Blackbourn
Michael Blackbourn
CG Supervisor
Pete Dionne
Pete Dionne
CG Supervisor
Dan Mayer
Dan Mayer
Animation Supervisor
Delio Tramontozzi
Delio Tramontozzi
Visual Effects Art Director
Kent Matheson
Kent Matheson
Visual Effects Producer
Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson
Visual Effects Producer
Lori Arnold
Lori Arnold
Visual Effects Editor
Miles Barry
Miles Barry
Visual Effects Editor
Austin Basile
Austin Basile
Visual Effects Producer
Sumriti Bhogal
Sumriti Bhogal
Visual Effects Producer
Camille Cellucci
Camille Cellucci
Visual Effects Editor
Adam Estey
Adam Estey
Visual Effects Producer
Winston Helgason
Winston Helgason
Visual Effects Editor
David Legault
David Legault
Visual Effects Producer
Greg Maloney
Greg Maloney
Visual Effects Producer
Liz Roberts
Liz Roberts
Visual Effects Producer
Shawn Walsh
Shawn Walsh
Visual Effects Editor
Sam Willing
Sam Willing
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Breakspear
Mark Breakspear
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jonathan Harb
Jonathan Harb
Visual Effects Supervisor
Peter Muyzers
Peter Muyzers
Visual Effects Supervisor
Erik Nordby
Erik Nordby
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stephen Pepper
Stephen Pepper
Stunt Coordinator
Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell
Stunt Coordinator
Gerardo Moreno
Gerardo Moreno
Camera Operator
Will Arnot
Will Arnot
Camera Operator
Robert Barcelona
Robert Barcelona
Camera Operator
Stephen Buckingham
Stephen Buckingham
Camera Operator
Dean Heselden
Dean Heselden
Camera Operator
Norbert Kaluza
Norbert Kaluza
Camera Operator
Quincy Paglaro
Quincy Paglaro
Camera Operator
Jaime Reynoso
Jaime Reynoso
Second Unit Cinematographer
Simon Raby
Simon Raby
Camera Operator
Pat Sweeney
Pat Sweeney
Helicopter Camera
Dylan Goss
Dylan Goss
Still Photographer
Stephanie Blomkamp
Stephanie Blomkamp
Still Photographer
Kimberly French
Kimberly French
Additional Photography
Mannie Ferreira
Mannie Ferreira
Gaffer
Benito Aguilar
Benito Aguilar
Gaffer
Chris Rumak
Chris Rumak
Rigging Gaffer
Sean Oxenbury
Sean Oxenbury
Gaffer
Rod M. Janusch
Rod M. Janusch
Rigging Gaffer
Victor Acosta
Victor Acosta
Producer
Bill Block
Bill Block
Producer
Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp
Casting
Candice Elzinga
Candice Elzinga
Casting
Alejandro Reza
Alejandro Reza
Costume Supervisor
Bárbara González Monsreal
Bárbara González Monsreal
Set Costumer
Anne Burke
Anne Burke
Set Costumer
Pamela Cameron
Pamela Cameron
Set Costumer
Ismael Jardon
Ismael Jardon
Digital Intermediate
William Bartlett
William Bartlett
Digital Intermediate
Chris Davies
Chris Davies
Digital Intermediate
Sam Trounce
Sam Trounce
First Assistant Editor
Gary Lam
Gary Lam
Music Editor
Dave Lawrence
Dave Lawrence
Transportation Coordinator
Scott Irvine
Scott Irvine
Transportation Coordinator
Nicole Soriano
Nicole Soriano
Script Supervisor
Carol Green-Lundy
Carol Green-Lundy
Script Supervisor
Gabriela Herrera
Gabriela Herrera
Script Supervisor
Portia Tickell
Portia Tickell
Location Manager
Juan Pablo Noval
Juan Pablo Noval
Location Manager
Abraham Fraser
Abraham Fraser
Location Manager
Milenco Galipienzo
Milenco Galipienzo
Unit Publicist
Brigitte Prochaska
Brigitte Prochaska
Stunts
James Bamford
James Bamford
Supervising Art Director
Don MacAulay
Don MacAulay
Editor
Lee Smith
Lee Smith

CGGB

Parece que fuera el sino de la tierra y de los hombres, situacion que es posible observar a traves de la historia universal. Pero no seria posible hacer una película que muestre lo contrario? sería una lección o un modelo para todos en un mundo tan convulsionado?

Andres Gomez

If you want an action movie, this one really rocks. There are some unneeded clichés but, all in all, is quite an enjoying journey. In addition, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and, remarkably, Sharlto Copley perform at great level.

DoryDarko

Wow... Where do I begin? I just got back from the cinema and I can still feel the adrenaline rushing through me. I was already a huge fan of director Neill Blomkamp's previous effort, District 9, so my expectations were running pretty high. And for once, I was not disappointed. No, I got even more than I could have hoped for. Elysium is a terrific film. Plain and simple. The story is fairly simple, which I consider a good thing because the plot was easy to follow and so it wasn't overly complex and trying to be too intelligent and contrived. It is the year 2154, and planet Earth is one hot mess. The rich reside on a space station called Elysium while the poor remain on Earth, basically grabbing at every straw just to get by. The story we follow is that of Max, who, after a terrible accident at work, is in dire need of medical help, which is only available at Elysium. In order to get there, he must go to extreme measures. I won't tell you anything else, because that would just spoil the fun. Max is played by Matt Damon, and he is very good in this role. He truly carries the film, start to finish. It always pleases me to see an actor who is just as good at tackling the character elements as well as the action parts of his role. When you think about it, that doesn't actually happen that often. Matt Damon can do both perfectly, and he is convincing in every aspect. Jodie Foster plays the role of senator Delacourt, a rich bitch who thinks she can get away with anything just because she calls the shots on Elysium. Well, somebody's about to prove her wrong... I absolutely love Jodie Foster, so it's hard not to gush, but she is a delight to watch. Her character is cold, calculating and without a sliver of conscience. And Jodie is so convincing you just want to slap her. It was great, and the fact that her accent is a little weird and distracting at times, is easily forgiven. William Fichtner also appears in a relatively small, but crucial role. The biggest surprise for me, however, was Sharlto Copley. Remember him from District 9? He played Wikus, a dorky and kind of sissy character... Well, not in this one. His character Kruger, is the meanest, most vile bastard you can imagine. A card-carrying sadistic psycho. It really was a great opportunity for Copley to prove his versatility as an actor, and he used it to the fullest. Also, somehow his South-African twang made his character even more menacing, so I'm really glad he didn't drop it in favour of a – perhaps more crowd-pleasing – American accent. My biggest compliment goes to the special effects department. As was the case with District 9, the SFX are so convincing, it's actually hard to realise that you're watching something that was probably 96% computer animated. Unlike D9, the visuals were even better here, if you can believe that. Usually, when a director's first film is a success and they up his budget for the next one, they go completely overboard and essentially ruin the aesthetics that made the first film so successful *cough*Matrix*cough*. In this case, all and everything was a major improvement. The action scenes are incredibly solid, the spacecrafts were eye-poppingly gorgeous (without being all flashy and futuristic – adding to the reality factor) and Elysium was a true sight to behold. 109 minutes of pure eye candy. There were only two things that slightly bothered me. One, the somewhat stereotypical characterization of the Rich vs. The Poor. Simply put, rich = evil and poor = good, no exceptions. Especially with the rich Elysium folk I found it a little bothersome that there wasn't a single person who seemed to have a heart, they were almost mechanical and so the polarisation was pretty black-and-white. Two, the lack of emotional involvement. I didn't really feel much for any of the characters, except Max. There is a plot line with a woman he has feelings for, whose daughter is very ill, and that's a sad thing but the film failed at really convincing me why I'm supposed to care. Could be personal, but that's the way I experienced it. However, these two minor plot points are not sufficient enough to deter me from giving this film any less than 10 stars. What I think is most thrilling about Elysium is the fact that it actually paints a frighteningly plausible picture of what our future might just look like. It is, in any case, much more realistic than pretty much every other post-apocalyptic film I've ever seen. Don't write this concept off too easily, this might very well be the world we live in one day. In the end, Elysium is a terrifically made film. It's gritty, it's gnarly and highly realistic. And, to the zero-attention-span MTV kids out there, it's also an incredibly entertaining, action-packed thrill ride. Tiny side note: the violence is quite graphic at times, so some amount of parental guidance is definitely advised. That leaves me with nothing else to say but: go watch this film. You won't regret it. _(August 2013)_

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