After a long wait and a whole mess of spy shots, the new trailer for Neil Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM has landed and holy shit does this thing pack a punch. Better yet, it has the sci-fi smarts to go along with it. Blomkamp proved he knew how to work within the framework of an analogy with DISTRICT 9. A bigger budget and a bigger cast hasn’t changed the fact that Blomkamp knows that story comes first. At least, that’s what the trailer seems to suggest, we won’t know for sure until we get eyes on this. Dig it…

The skinny on the flick:
In the year 2159 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. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government of?cial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.


Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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