Originally Posted by Aliens
Just because you see as overtly political, there are others that view it differently. I don’t think that makes anyone right or wrong.
Not everything in life is a matter of opinion. If you want to debate that rightness or wrongness of the political messages in Elysium, that would be a matter of opinion. But to say they aren't there at all is not a matter of opinion. It is factually incorrect. These are not hidden messages. They're right there, out in the open, with blinking lights pointing to them saying, "Look at me! Look at me!"
Forgive my exasperation, but I simply cannot understand how anyone could not
see what's right there.
The basic premise of this movie is that the world is divided into Haves and Have Nots - the 1% vs. the 99%. Huh, that sounds a little bit familiar, doesn't it?
The wealthy 1% can afford quality health care that cures all their ills. The 99% have little access to health care and are dying from easily treatable ailments. Hmmm... I wonder, could that possibly be a commentary on things happening in the real world right now? I don't know, it's awfully subtle...
The Haves live in a prosperous region, while the Have Nots live in slums in close physical proximity, even within sight of it, but most are prohibited from going there. Funny, it's almost like they're the United States and Mexico or something. What a coincidence...
The Have Nots attempt to enter the prosperous region without authorization - you might say to immigrate
. When that happens, the Haves attempt to secure their border
Yup, I clearly must be reading too much into this. There's no way Blomkamp could possibly be trying to say anything with all this.