In a world divided, a working class civilian fights for his right to live by bringing equality to the lives of a vastly over populated and slummed down planet earth, from the wealthy elite who reside in a space station orbiting the ravaged earth.
Matt Damon’s character really doesn’t have anything special surrounding either his current state or even his barely touched on back story. His characters precipice merely exists to show the films expanded portrayal of poor healthcare due to overcrowded hospitals, exploitation of the working class as well as the dire flood of immigration.
Neill Blomkamp is phenomenally known for his realistic touch and portrayal of real world problems, emphasised throughout the beauty of which his films become. The South African Director is also best known for District 9 and Chappie, both profound Interpretations of South Africas historical and cultural neglect shown through dystopian science fictional portrayals.
Matt Damon’s character in Elysium placed to show portrayal of the very lower class shows the very realistic divide of which this world is unfortunately facing more and more each day as corporations and conglomerates vastly scavenge the world of everything they can get their hands on for profit. With the ever growing wealthy elite living on the outskirts of earth’s atmosphere, looking down on the barely inhabitable state of which they’ve left it in.
This action packed science fiction film has space travel, robots, ruthless mercenaries and a good old good versus evil plotline, with a rather bland character met by the redemption of fellow characters seeking the same goal, really helps make up for the lack of story line visage, but redeemed when focusing on the moral of the overall story.
All in all I would recommend this film due to its catastrophically satisfying visual design and the most realistic animation and computer generated effects I have ever seen. Culturally appropriate with regards to real world problems and their rather scary but accurate portrayal of what could possibly be.