|Rating: 6.7/10 (296,894 votes)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga
Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 09 Aug 2013
|Plot: 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.|
In 2154, Earth is overpopulated and polluted. Most of the Earth’s citizens live in dire poverty, on the edge of starvation, with little technology and medical care. The rich and powerful people live in Elysium — a gigantic, highly advanced and wealthy terraformed space habitat located in Earth’s orbit. Advanced technology includes Med-Bays — medical machines that can cure all diseases, reverse the aging process and regenerate new body parts. A long-running feud exists between the wealthy Elysium residents and the Earth citizens, who want Elysium technology to cure their medical ailments.
Max Da Costa (Matt Damon), a former car thief, and now a parolee, lives in the ruins of Los Angeles and works at an assembly line for Armadyne Corp, a company run by John Carlyle (William Fichtner), who originally designed Elysium, and now supplies its weaponry as well as the robots that police Earth. During an industrial accident at the factory, Max becomes trapped in a chamber and is hit by a lethal dose of radiation. After being rescued he is informed that he has five days to live before succumbing to radiation poisoning. Desperate for a cure, he and his friend Julio (Diego Luna) seek help from a human smuggler named Spider (Wagner Moura) to get him to Elysium; his only chance for survival is using a Med-Bay.