The plot in short:
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.
The social commentary in this movie is expected and you may find yourself saying you’ve seen this all before but it does not change the enjoyment you’ll have watching Elysium.
It deals with issues that society deals with constantly like free health care, immigration and the growing divider between the upper and lower class and while these themes are the core elements that drive this movie I found myself more so focusing on just enjoying the ride. I would rate this 8 out of 10 points and would highly recommend to see it.
Best Quote of the movie:
John Carlyle: Now, if you will excuse me, I have to not speak to you people any longer. Thank you.
You can watch the Trailer here: