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- Families can talk about Elysium's violence. Is all of the gore and death necessary to convey its messages of tolerance?
- If you were rich and lived in the movie's world, would you move to Elysium? Would you be interested in helping others?
- Does this movie make you hate rich people or sympathize with them? Are they stereotypes? What are some ways to understand them better?
Can you think of other sci-fi movies (or other types of media) that have tackled political ideas through metaphor and fantasy?
- In theaters: August 9, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: December 17, 2013
- Cast: Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner
- Director: Neill Blomkamp
- Studio: TriStar Pictures
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Topics: Space and Aliens
- Run time: 109 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: strong bloody violence and language throughout
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