History Film / Elysium

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.
22nd Oct '16 10:16:34 PM Kalaong
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* {{Fiction500}}: Various fictional future brands and companies are seen throughout the film and promotional material:

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* {{Fiction500}}: {{Fiction 500}}: Various fictional future brands and companies are seen throughout the film and promotional material:
21st Oct '16 10:43:30 PM 43110
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* BigBad: Delacourt. [[spoiler: After her death, Kruger [[DragonAscendant ascends]].]]

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* BigBad: Delacourt. [[spoiler: After Defence Secretary Delacourt oppresses the people of Earth in the name of the elitist Elysium and when Max ends up stealing her death, Kruger [[DragonAscendant ascends]].]]plans to take over the SpaceColony, she begins targeting him directly. Her position gets [[spoiler:usurped by her unstable henchmen Kruger, who had already been a far more active threat than she, when he kills her and takes over Elysium himself]].
9th Oct '16 11:31:52 PM whalewithwings
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In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a Stanford torus high-tech utopian space station watched over by Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt (Jodie Foster) located in orbit around Earth which is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and disease, while everyone else lives on the overpopulated, ruined Earth below. The citizens of Elysium live a life of luxury, which includes access to private medical machines offering instant cures, while the citizens of Earth struggle to survive on a daily basis and desperately try escaping the planet (and not trying to escape the planet to ''live'' on Elysium, just to break into someone's house to use a medical machine before they are deported back to earth). Those who maintain Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' lifestyle, even destroying ships that attempt to get there.

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In the year 2154, the very wealthy rich live on Elysium, a Stanford torus high-tech utopian space station watched over by Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt (Jodie Foster) located in orbit around Earth which is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and disease, while everyone else - a.k.a. the poor - lives on the overpopulated, ruined Earth below. The citizens of Elysium live a life of luxury, which includes access to private medical machines offering instant cures, while the citizens of Earth exist in constant poverty and struggle to survive on a daily basis and desperately try escaping the planet (and not trying to escape the planet to ''live'' on Elysium, just to break into someone's house to use a medical machine before they are deported back to earth). Those who maintain Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' lifestyle, even destroying ships that attempt to get there.
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.
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