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2013 Movie - Action/Drama/SciFi - Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, & Sharlto Copley. Set in the year 2154, Earth's population is divided into the ultra-rich who reside on an orbiting space station, and the poor who live on the devastated ground below. One man's attempt to bring equality to the two diverse social castes.

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What was the point of the Sabre Data Protection technology in "Elysium"?

In Elysium (2013), we see the CEO of Armadyne, John Carlyle, hammer out some code and upload it to his brain. He is asked if he wants to protect the data and is prompted to choose either "...
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How does Elysium have nights?

In Elysium (2013), when Max and his crew reach Elysium, sometime later it looks like the sun goes down and the sky appears without a sun, like it was night. But, the outer structure of Elysium is very ...
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Explanation on the ending of Elysium

In the ending of Elysium, Spider and Max reach Elysium's main data-center and realize that the activation of the program will kill Max. Why is it not possible for Max to be resurrected. We have seen ...
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What is the word on the executive's face, and why is it there?

The guy who runs Armadyne has a word like "RICH E" or "RICHE" on his face. What exactly is the word, and why is it on his face?
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Why were the med beds from Elysium absent on Earth?

In Elysium, Med beds were sufficiently common and presumably affordable, that every household had one. Since profit was part of the society's motive, why weren't they renting time on med beds at ...
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How plausible is Elysium in terms of realistic science?

I know Elysium (2013) happens more than a century from now, but really, how plausible is it to: Survive a full dose of nuclear radiation Store data in brains Shoot a missile from Earth out of a ...
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Were Kruger and his men Elysium citizens?

In Elysium, Kruger and his other South African buddies are used as off-the-books mercenaries by Delacourt. But considering that they are … South African and do not appear to be cut out of the same ...
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What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...