History Film / Elysium

14th Sep '16 12:22:18 PM Mandolin
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** Kruger uses a man-portable quad Surface-to-Space missile launcher, whose two-stage missiles are capable of intercepting (from behind, no less) spaceships traveling at 1.7 times escape velocity. The missile itself is going about ''45 times'' escape velocity, or 518 kilometers ''per second'', all while being about the same physical size as a baseball bat and apparently having infinite fuel.

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** Kruger uses a man-portable quad Surface-to-Space missile launcher, whose two-stage missiles are capable of intercepting (from behind, no less) spaceships traveling at 1.7 times escape velocity. The missile itself is going about ''45 ''50 times'' escape velocity, or 518 545 kilometers ''per second'', all while being about the same physical size as a baseball bat and apparently having infinite fuel.
20th Aug '16 11:00:37 PM poven
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* MultinationalTeam: Delacourt is French and the President of Elysium is Indian. Only three characters in Los Angeles are White Anglos (the WhiteMaleLead [though with the name [=DaCosta=] and his español-hablando childhood, he could be a White Hispanic], his unnamed supervisor and Carlyle), and there's a token black coworker at both Max's and Frey's workplaces, but the rest are Latino, and Max is fluent in Spanish. The only East Asian we see is an Elysium biotechnician in one scene.

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* MultinationalTeam: Delacourt is French and the President of Elysium is Indian. Only three characters in Los Angeles are White Anglos (the WhiteMaleLead [though with the name [=DaCosta=] and his español-hablando Spanish-speaking childhood, he could be a White Hispanic], his unnamed supervisor and Carlyle), and there's a token black coworker at both Max's and Frey's workplaces, but the rest are Latino, and Max is fluent in Spanish. The only East Asian we see is an Elysium biotechnician in one scene.
3rd Aug '16 12:07:42 PM Kalaong
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**Of course, the goal of the immigrants is not to destroy the wasteful one-percenter colony, but to journey to it and live there themselves. It could be said that the problem is that they only built the one and won't actually colonize the solar system proper.
18th Jun '16 12:24:26 AM gewunomox
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* {{Autodoc}}: The Med-Pod is the closest thing the future has to a Panacea. They can heal every disease known to man (as stated in Armadyne's {{ARG}} website), repair any form of injury, and reverse aging seemingly without limit. They're so powerful that they can even [[spoiler:repair Kruger's face, most of which was blown off with Max's grenade, in about twenty seconds]].

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* {{Autodoc}}: The Med-Pod is the closest thing the future has to a Panacea. They can heal every disease known to man (as stated in Armadyne's {{ARG}} AlternateRealityGame website), repair any form of injury, and reverse aging seemingly without limit. They're so powerful that they can even [[spoiler:repair Kruger's face, most of which was blown off with Max's grenade, in about twenty seconds]].
13th Jun '16 5:25:40 AM jormis29
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** When Max's parole officer detected his heart rate elevating and offers him a box of pills, you can briefly see written on the lid of the box: "Side effects may include: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, constipation, blurry vision, dry mouth, rash, increased heart palpitations, high blood pressure, violent seizures, and sudden death". Perhaps more than anything in the film, this warning shows the government's total disregard for the well-being of the citizens of Earth, as even a simple drug is so poorly regulated.

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** When Max's parole officer detected his heart rate elevating and offers him a box of pills, you can briefly see written on the lid of the box: "Side "[[SideEffectsInclude Side effects may include: include]]: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, constipation, blurry vision, dry mouth, rash, increased heart palpitations, high blood pressure, violent seizures, and sudden death". Perhaps more than anything in the film, this warning shows the government's total disregard for the well-being of the citizens of Earth, as even a simple drug is so poorly regulated.
23rd Feb '16 9:12:39 PM Pete52
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* {{Fiction500}}: Various fictional future brands and companies are seen throughout the film and promotional material:
**Pharmaceutical and Medical
***Marksetz
***FOXOM Ferrovoxium Derivatives
***Merjanta
***Nerchem
***LATRAL Medchem Solutions
***Versamex (the company logo is seen on the pill container Max is given)
**Fashion
***Oesse (the designer brand seen on the devices behind both Carlyle and Delacourt's ears)
***Riché (the brand logo tattooed on Carlyle's cheek)
***Cheval (one of the designer logos seen on Carlyle's pimped out droid bodyguards)
**Defense
***Asgari (the company that makes the handguns, tasers and grenade bullets)
***GKR (logo also seen on various weapons and Armadyne security droids)
**Finance
***NACEX (a stock market like interface seen in Carlyle's shuttle)
***Saypeon (another stock market like interface seen in Carlyle's shuttle)
16th Jan '16 11:34:29 AM Anddrix
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* NarratingTheObvious: The beginning has a bit of this: onscreen text explains that Earth is an overpopulated WretchedHive, while Elysium is an idyllic space station where the rich hide from the masses, but the accompanying flyover visuals and first couple of scenes make all this perfectly clear. A definite case of ViewersAreMorons.

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* NarratingTheObvious: The beginning has a bit of this: onscreen text explains that Earth is an overpopulated WretchedHive, while Elysium is an idyllic space station where the rich hide from the masses, but the accompanying flyover visuals and first couple of scenes make all this perfectly clear. A definite case of ViewersAreMorons.
14th Jan '16 11:41:02 AM VenomLancerHae
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* ActionHero: Max.

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%% * ActionHero: Max.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Complete with RealityEnsues.

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%% * ChildhoodFriendRomance: Complete with RealityEnsues.ChildhoodFriendRomance



* TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt.

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%% * TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt.



* HollywoodHacking: While hacking is shown with console text and code on believable interfaces, it's still bizarrely easy to [[spoiler:reboot the whole space station and rearrange the government and/or citizen registry. This may be justified, as they were using a stolen piece of software that had been written by the original developer explicitly for mounting a coup on Elysium]]. Also, Spider seems to instantly understand the function of an avalanche of code that is whizzing by his screen.

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* HollywoodHacking: HollywoodHacking:
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While hacking is shown with console text and code on believable interfaces, it's still bizarrely easy to [[spoiler:reboot the whole space station and rearrange the government and/or citizen registry. This may be justified, as they were using a stolen piece of software that had been written by the original developer explicitly for mounting a coup on Elysium]]. Also, Spider seems to instantly understand the function of an avalanche of code that is whizzing by his screen.



* LightningBruiser: Max, Kruger, Drakey, and Crowe all qualify.

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%% * LightningBruiser: Max, Kruger, Drakey, and Crowe all qualify.



* MagicPlasticSurgery: A feature of the Med-Pods.

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* MagicPlasticSurgery: MagicPlasticSurgery:
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A feature of the Med-Pods.



** Debatable. It could be easily argued that it was a final act of arrogance by refusing aid from someone she deemed as an inferior person or even to avoid answering for her actions as even if Kruger was stopped, Delacourt was bound to be arrested and jailed for attempting to stage a political coup.
** She was, in any case, seconds away from death when she said "no"; nothing Frey could have done would have saved her - making her "acceptance" of deserved death somewhat moot.



* ShownTheirWork: The [[spoiler:Elysium reboot]] code is seen on screen before being compiled, and it is Intel-syntax assembly code. The next time we see this code on-screen, it is shown as escaped strings with hex characters; this is how shellcode usually looks like. Actual exploits will contain code like this, for pretty much similar purposes as the one shown on the film.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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The [[spoiler:Elysium reboot]] code is seen on screen before being compiled, and it is Intel-syntax assembly code. The next time we see this code on-screen, it is shown as escaped strings with hex characters; this is how shellcode usually looks like. Actual exploits will contain code like this, for pretty much similar purposes as the one shown on the film.



* SmugSnake: Delacourt, Caryle, and Kruger.

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%% * SmugSnake: Delacourt, Caryle, and Kruger.



* SuperStrength and SuperSpeed: Aside from being able to rip off the heads from droids and throw people around like dolls, the Exosuits increase the user's physical performance dramatically. They move more quickly than the average combatant, and Kruger was able to leap a great distance and height using his Exosuit. Max was able to rip himself from a gurney, and pulverize Crowe into the floor of the Armoury before throwing him like a shotput. Earlier, we have Max running away from the botched heist, on foot, at high sustained speeds. Considering the amount of distance that was put between him and Kruger, he had to be moving at least 35 mph.

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* SuperStrength and SuperSpeed: SuperStrength: Aside from being able to rip off the heads from droids and throw people around like dolls, the Exosuits increase the user's physical performance dramatically. They move more quickly than the average combatant, and Kruger was able to leap a great distance and height using his Exosuit. Max was able to rip himself from a gurney, and pulverize Crowe into the floor of the Armoury before throwing him like a shotput. Earlier, we have Max running away from the botched heist, on foot, at high sustained speeds. Considering the amount of distance that was put between him and Kruger, he had to be moving at least 35 mph.
14th Jan '16 5:18:38 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Elysium''''' is a {{dystopian}} ScienceFiction film directed by Creator/NeillBlomkamp, director of ''{{Film/District 9}}'', and starring Creator/MattDamon, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/SharltoCopley, Wagner Moura, Carly Pope and Alice Braga. It was released on August 9, 2013.

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'''''Elysium''''' ''Elysium'' is a {{dystopian}} ScienceFiction film directed by Creator/NeillBlomkamp, director of ''{{Film/District 9}}'', and starring Creator/MattDamon, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/SharltoCopley, Wagner Moura, Carly Pope and Alice Braga. It was released on August 9, 2013.
10th Jan '16 1:25:26 AM Eagal
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Jodie Foster seems to be using some sort of awkward Franco-British accent. It's like she's a Frenchwoman who's been hanging around Victorian-era Londoners too much.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Jodie Foster seems to be using some sort of awkward Franco-British Delacourt's strange accent. It's She's the only character with an accent that doesn't sound like an existing modern one. Given that she's French, it's probably supposed to be a Frenchwoman who's been hanging around Victorian-era Londoners too much.faint French accent over Foster's native American.



* XMeetsY:
** ''Film/{{District 9}}'' meets ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' meets ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic''.
** ''BattleAngelAlita'' meets ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.
* YouGotSpunk: Max, which is why Spider gives him the exoskeleton. Apparently "nobody else had the balls". Which Spider shouts. Loudly, through a workshop of people who turned down the job.
** Kruger toward Max again during their last fight: "Come on, you've got more than that. I know you".
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