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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
  • 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? And it's even called 'Elysium'? Had nobody involved with the production of this movie heard of Deponia?
  • 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: Originally, the movie was about escaping genetic experiments getting out into the real world from a factory, the eponymous Elysium (which sounds a lot like Blomkamp's commercial for Adidas).

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