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Genre Action
Running Time 109 min
Release Date Aug 9, 2013
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Elysium

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to… Show more

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August 7, 2013 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Four years ago, writer-director Neill Blomkamp made a splash with “District 9,” an aliens-among-us drama that served as a pointed metaphor for post-apartheid South Africa while working just fine as a straight-up science-fiction thriller. The film was nominated for four Oscars (including best picture) and, as is the way in these matters, the American studios came calling. “Elysium” is the result, and it’s essentially “District 9” with bigger stars and less reason to exist.

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