Entries closed on Friday for our awesome Elysium competition, and now we're ready to announce the 15 winners of the double passes to catch the film on the big screen! So who won?
To win the tickets, readers had to tell us what they would do if they had an exoskeleton of their own.
Wookie won for an awesome prank suggestion:
I would probably pick up people's cars and move them to a different spot in a car park. Then sit down, watch and laugh.
Chivo scored for being an enterprising film fan:
I would use my awesome exoskeleton to make the Kick-Puncher movie the world needs and deserves.
Zoso scored for sticking it to the man:
I would lift a box in front of my HR representative with completely bad form, in a twisting jerking motion, Straight legged and with all the weight in my lower back. She would then faint from surprise straight into my exoskeleton supported arms (and into my heart). Take that safety procedure!!
Jonogm knows how to keep the kids happy:
Step 1: I'd spray paint my exo-skeleton to look like Optimus Prime. Step 2: Find another friend with an exo-skeleton, paint theirs to look like Megatron. Step3: Start a fight in front of a school !
Petexanh is all about the win:
I'd kick some serious butt in a cosplay competition. It would go perfectly with a sexy sailor girl school uniform and a winning smile.
Iamgoret wants to beat Usain Bolt in style:
I'd become the 100m World Champion Sprinter... running on my hands.
Nath wants to take a business sky-high:
I would fulfill my parkour dreams and become a very expensive courier at once. Imagine the money people would pay to have <10 minute package delivery from one side of Melbourne to the other, and the fun I would have leaping from building to building!
Memyselfandi wants to be a filmmaker:
I'd grab a GoPro/Google Glasses and go 12 Apostles jumping - that would be amazing!
Chappers would do some good:
I would use a exoskeleton to run around the wold for charity... be a lot easier than fighting my way to a space station for a cure.
Heyalannn wins for thinking that I could be beaten in a fight by anyone:
I'd probably break into Gizmodo's office, fight my way through to steal the tickets and use all 15 double passes just for myself...and my pet dog, can't forget him.
Blairsingh would do what we all want to see:
I would fight Batman
Thumbs would live up to the username:
I'd become the ultimate Thumb War champion. They shall call me "Titan Thumbs" and the world shall know terror.
Kendal wins for coming up with a way of spicing up the Royal Easter Show:
I'd put on a fundraising event - before you think, 'lame', please read on.
The fundraising event would be based around destruction and blood.
To start, I would fight the following animals to the death (for charity) simultaneously in an arena which had a pool in the middle of it: Grizzly Bear. Orca. Polar Bear. Bull. Boa constrictor.
Then, I would break the following items (unassisted); Coconut. Brazil nut. 50c piece. My old DVD collection. A Ford Territory (white). The Sydney Opera House
I would then punch holes in 2 bank safes simultaneously.
I would then bend a train wheel across my chest while piggy-backing 3 supermodels.
I would then hand-dig a hole through the earth's crust down to magma, and push all the broken and dead things into the hole to watch them burn (environmentally minded action).
I would then open up the call lines and sell my breaking capabilities to the highest bidder, and break the item of their choice (eg, The Great Pyramid of Giza) while wearing their promotional apparel, and put this on YouTube, and get 10,000,000 hits (at least).
and JustStu82 scores for general irresponsibility:
My wife freaks out when I throw my son a foot into the air above my head. With an exosuit I'd see how freaked out she'd get if I threw him fifty feet in the air. I think he'd love it and I'd be on the couch for a week.
Thanks to everyone for entering, and congrats to our winners. Check your inboxes this afternoon for our mail!
This competition is now closed.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium hits Australian cinemas on August 15.
In the film, Matt Damon battles immigration, health care and class issues by wearing a high-tech exoskeleton. Giz loves exoskeletons. So here’s how to enter:
Simply tell us in the comments what sort of shenanigans you’d get up to if you got hold of a super-strength exoskeleton. Would you climb a mountain? Smash your manager’s car? The most fun and creative entries will win. Keep it clean.
Competition closes 3pm AEST this Friday August 9th. Each double pass is valued at $36. Terms and conditions.
Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Elysium stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
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