the story took place int he future, where humans were divided into two classes, the wealthy who lived on Elysium, a man-made space station; and the poor, who lived on the ruined Earth. the people from Earth tried to get into Elysium by any means they can, therefore spacecrafts from Elysium were often hijacked. one day at work, Max got locked in the highly poisonous room, causing him to have only 5 days to live. while he couldn't do anything about his conditions, he was offered a chance to create equality for the poor.
not being a huge fan of science-fiction, i had a difficult time going through the film. the huge difference between the two classes of humans weren't exactly realistic either, making it hard to believe. Max character had no significant personalities, making him unrelatable and emotionless. to make matter worst, he was so sick when he discovered his condition and can barely walk, almost too soon later, he was all over the place, fighting off professionals even, all the way up into the space. other than the ridiculous contradictions, there were no character developments whatsoever. despite the effort, it was difficult to feel anything at all for any of its characters.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Neill Blomkamp
- released: 2013
- casts: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret
- language: English
- genre: Science-Fiction/Thriller