Trivia: Elysium


  • Actor Allusion:
    • Alice Braga's casting may have a lot to do with the fact that she gained recognition in City of God, which features favelas very similar to those seen in the film.
    • Sharlto Copley outfits himself with a heavy exoskeleton in the final act, just as he does in Blomkamp's first film District 9.
  • Creator Backlash: In an interview talking about his next film Chappie, Blomkamp felt that Elysium had a "terribly written script" despite its "fucking awesome" production values and effects.
  • The Danza: Young Max is played by Maxwell Perry Cotton.
  • Fake Nationality: The three most prominent Latinos in the cast are played by two Brazilians and a WASP.
  • Fan Nickname: The production team and Neill calls the Exosuit, the "Hulk Suit" considering that it grants the user immense physical strength. Mind you that it's nowhere Hulk-level, but it works. Doubles as Genius Bonus: In the production art for the Exosuit, It's spelt "HULC Suit". HULC is short for Human Universal Load Carrier. Its the name of the powered exoskeleton system being produced by Lockheed Martin. In the featurette, The Tech of Elysium, Neill Blokamp describes how the exosuit is based upon technology being developed by the US Military.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Name's the Same:
    • Better hope that Frey (Alice Braga) is not connected to those Freys.
    • A story about a highly advance, elitist utopia orbiting above a Crapsack World where the lower classes dream of getting past their cybernetic oppressors and escaping to the world above - which is even called 'Elysium'? And The Hero Dies Heroically for the sake of everyone else, after a lifetime of selfishness? Had nobody involved with the production of this movie heard of Deponia?
  • Old Shame: Zig-zagged. Neill Blomkamp claims that he was disappointed with his own script, but he also says that in terms of directing, producing, and supervising visual effects, thought he did good. He claimed that in hindsight, he would have preferred to get the script "just right" before starting production on the film, as he felt that would have made for a better movie.
  • Playing Against Type: Sharlto Copley, who's previous characters have been nebbish, wacky and non-threatening, plays a hulking, Ax-Crazy, sociopathic enforcer for a tyrannical government.
  • What Could Have Been: