Professormex, The Nerds of Color, on “Elysium and the 1%”

Professormex notes:

“..while Elysium whitewashes the main character, it’s important to note the character is (supposed to be) a person of color, and, at least in theory3, is ultimately in reclaiming paradigm shift.”

There is so much to consider in this analysis of Elysium. I think that it’s important that the protagonist died (in the context of the casting choice of Damon as a white, male “savior”), leaving the future for Frey Santiago and her daughter. Yet the film would have been so much more powerful in some respects if Frey had been the primary protagonist!

via Elysium and the 1% — thenerdsofcolor

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