History Film / Elysium

23rd Apr '17 12:30:18 PM Generality
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* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: The film takes the "White Flight Syndrome" social phenomenon and boosts it ''way'' past UpToEleven: the titular space station is essentially a suburb/man-made country for the hyper-rich to which they have moved to; leaving the increasingly-CrapsackWorld that is Earth (with its immense levels of overpopulated poor) to rot.
13th Apr '17 1:09:07 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: Also an example of ThePlace, as the characters are trying to go to Elysium.
* ThePlace: The characters are trying to go to Elysium. Is also a OneWordTitle.
7th Apr '17 10:05:06 PM derry667
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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'' 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 Pope, Alice Braga.Braga and Creator/DiegoLuna. It was released on August 9, 2013.
10th Mar '17 8:30:26 PM Fireblood
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* AmoralAfrikaner: Kruger and his henchmen Drake and Crowe. Notable because they're a trio of South African mercs in futuristic ''Los Angeles'' they aren't exactly inconspicuous.
12th Jan '17 3:14:19 PM erforce
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** Kruger's name is a reference to [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], and has the personality to match.

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** Kruger's name is a reference to [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], and has the personality to match.
8th Jan '17 6:21:55 PM ThePest179
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** Kruger's name is a reference to [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], and has the personality to match.
29th Dec '16 9:23:35 AM nombretomado
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** Kruger was born in [[OlderThanTheyLook the 1970s]], FormerRegimePersonnel from TheApartheidEra. Med-Pod technology apparently indefinitely extended his lifespan.

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** Kruger was born in [[OlderThanTheyLook the 1970s]], FormerRegimePersonnel from TheApartheidEra.UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. Med-Pod technology apparently indefinitely extended his lifespan.



** The Civil Cooperation Bureau, who provides most of the weaponry in the setting, shares a name with the real-life Civil Cooperation Bureau, which was a government-sponsored hit squad within the South African Defense Force, during TheApartheidEra. Agent Kruger, played by South African actor Sharlto Copley, is a member of the CCB who works as a Sleeper Agent for the Elysium Defense Forces. The members of his team are also white South Africans, very tellingly.
*** Sharlto Copley has mentioned that he and the production team based Kruger's look and accent on a composite of different things. The camo that Kruger wears, as well as Drakey and Crowe is the exact camo worn by the SADF during TheApartheidEra. Kruger's beard and shorts is a reference to the 32 Battalion, which was a special light infantry battalion for the SADF. The accent is particular to the Cape Flats region of South Africa. Judging by Kruger's age, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that he was with the 32 Battalion of the SADF and hails from Cape Flats.

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** The Civil Cooperation Bureau, who provides most of the weaponry in the setting, shares a name with the real-life Civil Cooperation Bureau, which was a government-sponsored hit squad within the South African Defense Force, during TheApartheidEra.UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. Agent Kruger, played by South African actor Sharlto Copley, is a member of the CCB who works as a Sleeper Agent for the Elysium Defense Forces. The members of his team are also white South Africans, very tellingly.
*** Sharlto Copley has mentioned that he and the production team based Kruger's look and accent on a composite of different things. The camo that Kruger wears, as well as Drakey and Crowe is the exact camo worn by the SADF during TheApartheidEra.UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. Kruger's beard and shorts is a reference to the 32 Battalion, which was a special light infantry battalion for the SADF. The accent is particular to the Cape Flats region of South Africa. Judging by Kruger's age, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that he was with the 32 Battalion of the SADF and hails from Cape Flats.
7th Dec '16 7:38:06 AM 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 ''50 times'' escape velocity, or 545 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 6 times escape velocity. The missile itself is going about ''50 times'' escape velocity, or 545 kilometers ''per second'', all while being about the same physical size as a baseball bat and apparently having infinite fuel.
12th Nov '16 11:09:41 PM 43110
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* TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt. He's her preferred assassin and she enlists him even when he's been decommissioned.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Kruger kills Delacourt and goes on a rampage through Elysium.]]

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* TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt. He's her preferred assassin and she enlists him even when he's been decommissioned.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Kruger kills Delacourt
decommissioned. Although he's quite comfortable making demands from her and goes on a rampage through Elysium.]] it's quite clear her plan has no hope [[DragonInChief without him]].
25th Oct '16 8:07:34 AM fearlessnikki
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%% * ChildhoodFriendRomance

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%% * ChildhoodFriendRomanceChildhoodFriendRomance: Max and Frey were childhood friends who are implied to have fallen in love at some point.



%% * TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt.

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%% * TheDragon: Kruger, for Delacourt.Delacourt. He's her preferred assassin and she enlists him even when he's been decommissioned.



%%* GuileHero: Frey.

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%%* * GuileHero: Frey.Frey appeals to Max as a friend to get him to help her and her daughter.



* LightIsNotGood: Delacourt has platinum blonde hair and dresses entirely in white suits, and she's also a WellIntentionedExtremist.



* MotherlySidePlait: Frey is introduced with her hair like this, showing her as a soft and maternal character.



%%* StrawmanPolitical: Delacourt.

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%%* * StrawmanPolitical: Delacourt.Delacourt refuses to allow any non-citizens to get into Elysium, justifying it by banking on the fear of overpopulation and rioting.
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