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.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Matt Damon was interested in taking part in Blomkamp's next movie after falling in love with the director's previous work.
  • Creator Backlash: In some interviews promoting his next film Chappie, Blomkamp said he felt that Elysium had a "terribly written script" that was released too early 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. While Brazil, like Mexico, is in Latin America, their populations are vastly different (for starters, they speak different languages).
  • Fan Nickname: The production team and Neill called the Exosuit, the "Hulk Suit" since it grants the user immense physical strength. Mind you, 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. It's the name of the powered exoskeleton system being produced by Lockheed Martin. In the featurette, "The Tech of Elysium", Neill Blomkamp describes how the exosuit is based upon technology being developed by the US Military.
  • 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, he 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—whose previous characters have been nebbish, wacky, and non-threatening—plays a hulking, Ax-Crazy, sociopathic enforcer for a tyrannical government.
  • What Could Have Been...:

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