Monday, April 22, 2013

TUESDAY TRAILERS: ELYSIUM

While I wasn’t completely enchanted with District 9, I did recognize its merits. From this trailer it looks like Elysium may do what that film did which was put a very decent political and societal commentary in with a pretty cool sci-fi film. This time it is class warfare instead of apartheid. It looks pretty decent and I am a total sucker for most things Matt Damon is in. Also Elysium totally reminds me of the Citadel from the Mass Effect series. What do you think?

Summary: 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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. 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. Opens August 9th, 2013.

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