Monday, August 05, 2013


I may be on break from Aleteia for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still watch a movie or two. I’ve managed to get a peek at Elysium and later on this week I’ll let everyone know what I thought right here on the ol’ home blog.

Yeah, it’s a little above our usual budget around here, but the subject matter fits in and it’s Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, so why not?


Scott W. said...

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a Stanford torus[8][9] high-tech space station governed by President Patel (Faran Tahir), in a utopian setting which includes access to private medical machines that offer instant cures, while everyone else lives below on the overpopulated, disease ridden, ruined, "Third World slum"[7] Earth has become. 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.

Where have I heard this before? Oh yeah, it's Battle Angel from about 1990.

EegahInc said...

Yep, that's one. There's similarities to one even older as well, but I'll get to that in the review.