My favorite scene (surprise, surprise) is when the little girl (Matilda) tells Matt Damon (Max) a story about a meerkat and a hippo. The tiny meerkat is unable to reach any food on the trees because he is too small. The meerkat befriends a hippo and stands on its back so he can gather fruit from the trees for the two of them. Initially, Max asks the girl, “What’s in it for the hippo?” Matilda tells him the hippo wanted a friend. Max’s last words of the film are, “Now I understand why the hippo did it.”
If you’re a fan of #District9 by @NeilBlomkamp, go see Elysium. Have fun!