In Elysium time we jump to 2154, when humans are divided into two groups: the rich, who live in a space station and the rest who survive on an Earth devastated and overpopulated. A hopeless man accepts a mission impossible but if come to fruition, it would mean the conquest of equality between these two worlds.
If hallucinated with what Neil Blomkamp got rolling with 60 million in his directorial debut in District 9 , wait until you see what he’s done driving 100. For starters, Elysium takes us to a world completely divided between a wealthy elite and ordinary mortals have to make a living in Earth overcrowded, polluted and sick.
With all the ingredients of a fable dystopian to make matters worse it does not cost much to imagine, the story takes us to the year 2154 and some presents to a child born on the margins (which, in this case, is the prevailing trend). Look at the sky and dream of ever escape Elysium , a sort of unearthly paradise colony serving a group of privileged individuals who have every comfort.
That child becomes a man: Max ( Matt Damon ), which is nothing more than a factory replaceable number where you work and who has to deal with his parole officer.
He still dreams of traveling to Elysium, a place where the disease does not exist because the technology can treat any ailment or condition and offers clean air, exactly unlike Earth, whose purpose is to supply the colony of weapons, ships and cyborgs who act as law enforcement officers.
Of course, the immigration laws are very strict and relentless Minister Rhodes ( Jodie Foster ) in charge of maintaining the status quo of Elysium. But so great is their love of power that a coup subsides will mean a dramatic turn for the planet and the colony.
Neil Blomkamp not only directs but also write a script that has rolled very original with complete dedication to the image giving the roundness of verisimilitude: the cyborgs are hyper-realistic, and the integration of the movement of aircraft (dust, shaking moving air vegetation, lighting, everything!), the exoskeletons mechanical or weaponry that appears throughout the film.
Meanwhile Sharlto Copley , who debuted in District 9 , gives a memorable performance and diametrically opposed to the role that catapulted him to fame. The action scenes, abundant and very dynamic, they use all kinds of resources that make them more credible and provide them greater credibility. One of them is to attach the camera to the actor’s body, but from behind, offering a kind of subjective vision that integrates the self-image of the interpreter.
This achieves quasi documentary recapture the spirit that permeated District 9 and hovering over the film many times: when displaying the ghettos of the Earth, when stresses are cyborgs or social inequality. As tape action / sci-fi, Elysium is the best so far this year, no doubt. The integration of special effects is optimal and the sets are so realistic that you do not appear at all.
Fantastic range of secondary also among those found William Flichtner , whom we see in The Lone Ranger and often lend her voice to various video games like Call of Duty, Turok or Grand Theft Auto , an endearing Diego Luna we enjoy in Contraband or cunning Wagner Moura will share the stage with Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen in Trash .