History Film / Elysium

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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* 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".
10th Jan '16 1:23:23 AM Eagal
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* AFriendInNeed: Julio does everything he can to help Max after he's been irradiated, from taking care of him, to unhesitatingly offering him his savings even though they both know it's not enough to get him to Elysium, to joining him on the job he takes for Spider in exchange for help getting to Elysium.



** A lot of the slang Kruger and his cohorts use is actual South African slang: ''boet'', "friend"/"mate"/"dude"; ''lekker'' , (lit. "tasty) "nice"/"good"; ''kak'', "shit"; and ''boykie'', (lit. little boy) "cool boy" are examples.



* AFriendInNeed: Julio does everything he can to help Max after he's been irradiated, from taking care of him, to unhesitatingly offering him his savings even though they both know it's not enough to get him to Elysium, to joining him on the job he takes for Spider in exchange for help getting to Elysium.



* GuileHero: Frey.

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* %%* GuileHero: Frey.



* HelloNurse: Frey.

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* %%* HelloNurse: Frey.



* ScienceHero: Spider.

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* %%* ScienceHero: Spider.



* UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica: Kruger, Drake and Crowe's accents indicate they hail from here, which the actors who play them also do. AxCrazy white South African mercenaries are a trope even in 2154, it seems. Their drop ship even has the South African flag painted on it. A whole class of people living in a slum prevented from even setting foot where the other half lives? See: TheApartheidEra.



* StrawmanPolitical: Delacourt.

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* %%* StrawmanPolitical: Delacourt.
14th Dec '15 11:50:21 AM Discar
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* MundaneMacGuffinPerson: Max becomes one when [[spoiler:all the security coding for Elysium gets uploaded into his brain, coding that would basically let the user do anything they want. Spider and co. want the information to disable the Elysium security systems and make everyone on Earth register as a citizen, Delacourt wants it to overthrow Elysium's current leadership, and Kruger wants it to take over Elysium and do... unpleasant things.]]
9th Dec '15 9:16:07 PM Kalaong
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* FictionalCurrency: The Amero (legal tender in the 'North American Union Commercial Zone') has replaced US/Canadian dollars and the Mexican peso in 2154.

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* FictionalCurrency: The Amero (legal tender in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_monetary_union 'North American Union Commercial Zone') Monetary Union']]) has replaced US/Canadian dollars and the Mexican peso in 2154.
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