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Elysium Movie Quotes

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"Elysium" movie quotes take viewers into a futuristic world where the gap between rich and poor is vast, but one man wants to change that. The science-fiction action movie was written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, formerly of "District 9" fame. "Elysium" opened in standard and IMAX Digital theaters on August 9, 2013.

In "Elysium," the year is 2154 and earth as we know it now is has been overpopulated and turned into a massive slum home to the poor masses. Above earth stands Elysium, a space station home to the very elite. On Elysium, the wealthy have everything they need including food, medical services that cure diseases nearly instantly and prosperity. The people of earth have very little and are bossed around by robot enforcers who make sure they have no chance of leaving their planet for Elysium.

Max DeCosta (Matt Damon) is a former criminal who now just wants to live a normal, uneventful life on earth. His plans change when an industrial accident gives him a cancer virus and only five days to live. Max knows that he could be cured on Elysium but getting there is impossible with the tough security, overseen by Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster). His friend Julio (Diego Luna) along with Spider (Wagner Moura) have other plans: To fit Max with a special exoskeleton which will allow him to steal the identity of wealthy Elysium resident John Carlyle (William Fitchner) and get to Elysium for treatment.

"Elysium" is yet another summer 2013 blockbuster joining other films in theaters such as "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "Girl Most Likely," "Red 2," "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat," "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
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    You Can Save Everyone

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    Max DeCosta: "What did you do to me?"
    Spider: "Gave you a way out… Whoever has this has the power to override their whole system… You can save everyone."
    Max DeCosta: "We're going to break into the most heavily guarded place in the universe?"
    Spider: "Oh yeah"
    Max DeCosta: "When can I go?"

    Max still is not totally convinced that his new exoskeleton will get him into Elysium or do much more than get himself killed sooner. Spider however convinces Max that he is the only hope for everyone on earth.
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    You Will Die

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    Max DeCosta: "Closing 34! … No, no, no, no!"

    Biohazard Robot: "In five days time, you will die. Thank you for your service."

    In an accident at his factory, Max is trapped inside a machine and exposed to a cancer virus. A biohazard robot comes to provide him with his compensation, a bottle of pills, a five-day prognosis and a thank you.
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    Bring in the Bone Saw

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    Sandro: "Hey, bring in the bone saw."
    Max DeCosta: "Is it going to kill me?"

    When Max agreed to undergo the process of installing the special exoskeleton that can get him to Elysium, he was not expecting it to be such as intense procedure, one that requires a bone saw to complete.
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    We Will Hunt You

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    Kruger: "We will hunt you to the edge of the earth for this."

    Kruger, the leader of a violent secret police force, gives a promise to Max. He notes that they will go to any lengths to make Max pay for what he's done.
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