Elysium is a movie about a future where the divide between the haves and the have-nots is amplified by the government’s development of exclusive space cities. There, citizens live in luxury and abundance, in contrast to those left behind on a ruined and overpopulated Earth. Our hero, Max, played by Matt Damon, is a former Marine who joins the resistance and is sent to infiltrate Elysium to find out the truth about a conspiracy that threatens the world.
Elysium is a film directed by Neil Blomkamp, who was also the director of District 9. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Alice Braga. The film is set in 2154. Earth is overpopulated and depleted of resources. The super-wealthy live on a man-made space station (Elysium) in orbit around Earth, which is made entirely of pristine housing and technologically advanced. The rest of humanity has been left to reside on a ruined Earth. A man named Max works in a factory by day and goes by the hacker alias of “Spider” by night. Together with his friend Frey, he tries to steal enough money to buy a ticket to Elysium.