Elysium

Elysium (2013)

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Corrected entry: When Frey places her leukemia-affected daughter in the medpod at the end of the film, the machine activates and reads "regenerating atoms." There are 3 problems here: 1) You can't just "regenerate" atoms. Atoms cannot be damaged (especially not by cancer) and can only be ionised, which is definitely not damage. 2) Leukemia is a cancer of cells, and so there would be no need to regenerate the atoms if the cells were the main problem. And 3) The machine would not just regenerate the white blood cells affected by leukemia that are still in the bloodstream, as that would cause further complications with the patient. It would disperse the majority of white blood cells before attempting regeneration. Anyone who studied stem cells in high school and needed an example would know this.

Correction: It doesn't say "regenerating atoms" it said "re-atomizing." The machine basically reconstructs the body on the atomic level, totally clearing the body of any diseases including (and prioritizing) cancer. It cures all cells, bone marrow, lymphatic system. Everything.

lionhead

Also, atoms can be damaged. That's what radiation and plasma is. Broken pieces of atoms.

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Corrected entry: There are two plot holes in the factory that Matt Damon works in, where they build droids. There are very sophisticated droids throughout the movie performing several different tasks. So why is he working there where his job is to stamp sheet metal, attach it with bolts, and then move the droids to the oven? Surely a droid would be capable of this work, and with the factory's high level of production they would likely be able to afford a generic one for those menial tasks. Also, what is the purpose of the giant oven that irradiates everything inside? It can't be to temper or treat the metal of the droids, because then you have radioactive robots, which also means this can't be a way of charging up their batteries/ power plant. Plus they're assembled by this time, so it's irradiating the wires, hydraulics, and circuitry as well.

Correction: Both points in this entry are based on assumptions and unknown information. It's entirely plausible that at this point in the future human labor is actually less costly than robot labor. Also, not knowing the purpose of the radiation is not a mistake. Watching the film my assumption was that the radiation room was some sort of test of the materials to be sure they could withstand radiation.

Continuity mistake: When Max hides under the pig cart, the thermal scan from the ship shows at least 8 or 9 pigs, they barely have room to turn. But when he stands up seconds later, the cart has perhaps five pigs and plenty of space around them. (00:56:00)

Greg B

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John Carlyle: Droids, there appears to be some type of wheeled vehicle with one - two occupants, they are armed and I'd like them dead.

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Question: With all of his access to Elysium, why wouldn't Spider have cured his crippled leg?

Answer: Only citizens of Elysium can use the machines that cure them so it wouldn't work for him anyway. He just waits for the moment they can go and become citizens.

lionhead

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