Elysium

First-Elysium-Trailer-Matt-Damon-Goes-to-the-End-of-the-EarthDon’t go. Don’t rent. This is garbage. Read a book. Maybe if you’re 12 and you have never seen …. boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy dies trying to save girl…… then this movie is for you. But everybody else can smell this plot with the ‘hidden healthcare message‘ like an overflowing toilet in the lobby.

The only interesting thing about the movie is the question – Why did Matt Damon star in this stinker? Did he need more money ? Matt Damon already had his ‘superhero’ meal ticket nailed down with the ‘Boring’ Legacy so maybe he needed the money to fund the next Democratic White Guilt Election Campaign.

Or maybe he signed up for this bomb a few years back and was contractually obligated. Maybe he’s greedy and took a gamble on a SciFi hoping to score with a follow up ‘shooter point of view’ computer game and film sequels. Maybe the ‘save the poor, exploited, unwashed masses script’ sounded too good for a liberal humanitarian to resist. Who knows?

For every big problem there is a quick and simple answer, which also happens to be wrong. The answer provided by this film is that the whole world could be saved with Free Healthcare if only the selfish, unfeeling, rich were forced to pony up the loot and equipment. Voila, ObamaCare. But if you think about it, Karl Marx’s premise, ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,’ offers the earners no reason to keep busting their ass working paying for everybody else.

As Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money … and you run the country into the ground….’ and have to make a stinking movie to promote the hare brained scheme by emotionally stimulating the reptilian brain of the audience.

Hoping like hell that nobody stops to think how much Free healthcare will really cost when there’s no reason to live safely or healthfully if someone else pays for everything.

The film also looks like it was shot by a Parkinson’s patient holding a Flip cam. This is not visual excitement, it’s just a sloppy fad that’s fun for one minute. The distant future looks like Detroit, which makes sense, but the cars will still look like a 2010 Dodge and everybody will still be poking laptops. Some things never change even with a multi-million dollar film budget and limited imagination.

If as the movie says, ‘everyone is meant to do something…,’ sometimes you find your purpose by failing. Elysium shows that this group was not meant to make movies. On the plus side, there are lots of wild fight scenes and crap blowing up.

One Reply to “Elysium”

  1. Elysium was truly underwhelming. Granted, ObamaCare is a cluster#@&%, however capitalism cannot exist without some minute degree and form of socialism to support it. Who would build the roads, private companies that charge a fee? Then nobody would be able to afford to use the roads and then no commerce would take place. There is no free market without a military and police force protecting it.
    Health care is a simple case of supply and demand. Keep the supply low and demand high and thereby increase profits.

    Every economy requires rules by which to function properly, rules which everyone is supposed to be subjected to. If some people are allowed to circumvent the rules then the economy fails as is the case with the healthcare economy.

    46 million Americans living in poverty is not an accident.

    I work hard for my money and then I pay taxes with that money which goes to pay the for the salaries and health care of every federal employee, $200 Billion total.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/how-much-money-is-spent-on-federal-workers/2011/10/26/gIQAMSLBJM_blog.html

    Why should I have to pay for the health care of my public servants and I go without because I cannot afford it due to some arbitrary set of rules that have been skewed to favor an elite minority?

    “The house of representatives can make no law which will not have its full operation
    on themselves and their friends,
    as well as the great mass of society.
    This has always been deemed one of the strongest
    bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments,of which few governments have furnished examples;
    but without which every government
    degenerates into tyranny.”
    James Madison

    Congress Opts Out of ObamaCare Declaring that We are No Longer a Democratic-Republic but a Dictatorial Oligarchy that Picks and Chooses When and Upon Whom to Enforce the Laws to Serve The Oligarchs’ Own Interests at the Expense and General Welfare of the People:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/07/usa-health-congress-idUSL1N0G820F20130807

    This caused fears that staff would suddenly face sharply higher healthcare costs and leave federal service, causing a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill.

    “While the administration has handed out waiver after waiver and exemption after exemption for the well-connected in Washington, they have done nothing to lower health care costs for families in Michigan,” said Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

    Camp said the OPM ruling is the “latest proof” of impending failure for the reforms and pledged that Republicans would keep trying to repeal them.

    Last week, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the language problem would have caused unintended “collateral damage” on congressional staff, causing many to leave for the private sector.

    “They are a tremendous intellectual resource, people who could, shall we say, be better compensated financially outside” of government, said Pelosi, who spearheaded passage of the health care law in 2010 as House Speaker.

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