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First clip from Neill Blomkamp's Elysium has Matt Damon pleading his case to a robot

07.23.2013
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Elysium, Neill Blomkamp's follow up to DISTRICT 9 is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, and today we have the first clip from the film, which pits Matt Damon against a robot, but not in the way you'd expect. After an altercation at a bus stop, Damon's character, a convicted felon, has to plead his case to a robot, who is in charge of dealing with Damon's case. It's a fun little scene and hints at the humor of ELYSIUM, which we all know will certainly have plenty of action and effects to balance it all out.

Take a look:

This just looks like a damn fine sci-fi romp, and I'm feeling much better about the "political" nature of the film after learning more about Blomkamp and his perception on the film via his lengthy interview in Wired (read the highlights here). Basically, there is no agenda to speak of, but rather Blomkamp's perception of humanity in the future, which don't prescribe themselves to any political or religious agenda. It's not that we can't handle those types of issues, it's simply when they're beaten over our heads that it becomes an issue. For ELYSIUM, it looks like we'll mostly be beaten over the head with awesomeness, and that I can deal with.

ELYSIUM, starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Talisa Soto, William Fichtner, and Diego Luna suits up on August 9, 2013.

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3:47PM on 07/23/2013
I want to see a movie all about that robot. Two straight hours of that robot just fucking with people.
I want to see a movie all about that robot. Two straight hours of that robot just fucking with people.
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3:03PM on 07/23/2013
is it just me or does that look an awful lot like the cab driver robot for Arnie's Total Recall?
is it just me or does that look an awful lot like the cab driver robot for Arnie's Total Recall?
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3:40PM on 07/23/2013
i was JUST thinking the same thing!
i was JUST thinking the same thing!
5:04PM on 07/23/2013
Seems like it has perfect mix of humor,action,sci-fi,social satire-my favourite cocktail.hope it will be my favourite film of this year
Seems like it has perfect mix of humor,action,sci-fi,social satire-my favourite cocktail.hope it will be my favourite film of this year
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2:23PM on 07/23/2013
Damn creepy when it turns its head.
Damn creepy when it turns its head.
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6:55PM on 07/23/2013
Very Verhoeven like.
Very Verhoeven like.
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2:34PM on 07/23/2013

heh

Stop talking.
Stop talking.
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2:34PM on 07/23/2013
Wouldn't be surprised if this film turns out to be everybody's favorite of the year. This movie looks nothing but awesome.
Wouldn't be surprised if this film turns out to be everybody's favorite of the year. This movie looks nothing but awesome.
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