Yesterday, the Web’s hottest movie news was followed up with a brand new trailer of Neil Blomkamp‘s Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The District 9 director has unveiled his sophomore motion-picture film, and the buzz generated so far makes this film look quite promising.
Truly, there is often no better way to provoke thought than a sci-fi/futuristic film that gives us a glimpse of a war-torn future where the gap between the haves and the have nots in monumental…universal even. Elysium does exactly that, if not more.
Elysium takes us to the year 2154 and shows us that the privileged (the damn elite) live on Elysium, a planet of their own, while the poor and average-joes and janes are stuck on a disgusting war torn, impoverished earth. In comes Matt Damon, the average-joe who gets genetically modified and fitted with some bad-ass tech in order to take on all of Elysium and restore humanity to equilibrium.
Sounds kind of epic? Well, it is. The premise reminds me The Fifth Element, but of course it’s quite different. Yet, it does involve an action hero (Damon) taking on a bunch of bad guys in order to save humanity. Bruce Willis did the same (and always does in most of his films,) so I’m anxious to check Elysium out when it hits theaters August 9, 2013.