In the future the poor stay on Earth and the rich live on Elysium; a mecca for the wealthy that doesn't suffer from such problems as disease, hunger, or general strife, and a very peaceful existence can be eked out for am extremely high price tag. Enter Max De Costa a former car thief and parolee trying to eek out a meager existence, but instead gets caught up in an industrial accident at his job, which results in radiation poisoning leaving Max with five days to live. After finding this out max enlists the help of his old friends who rig him with an exoskeleton suit--which gives him increased strength speed and stamina--so that he can infiltrate Elysium and cure himself as well as finding a way so that all of the citizens of Earth can become members of Elysium.
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Best part of story, including ending:
The story has a very relatable theme, given the state of the world these days. It talks about the dangers of elitism, class warfare, over population, and pollution while still managing to entertain its audience.
Best scene in story:
After Max discovers wakes up and discovers he has radiation poisoning a robot walks into the room and drops him some pills and tells him that he has 5 days to live. The way the scene is shot gives you a good idea about the forces at work in this world and it's utterly jarring and cold to witness.
Opinion about the main character:
Max does what he must to survive but still takes into account the needs of others and never sacrifices his morals for selfish reasons.