If we are to consider the medium of film as a form of art (which it is) and if we are to consider the function of any art as commentary on the culture in which it is contextualized, then Elysium is high art commenting on the American Paradigm of this very moment in which we are living and breathing. It is a reduction, an essence, a syrup, and a fetishizing of both sides of many hot-button issues currently obsessing the cultural zeitgeist and cultural conversation in my country. It's a whistleblower to the rest of the world, giving outsiders that forbidden POV, the one from inside unfiltered by social lying. It's a truth and a lie, a tattletale and the one tattled upon. Spoilers may follow. Continue AYOR.