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Matt Damon takes the fight to space in new trailer for Neil Blomkamp's Elysium

06.13.2013

The sci-fi action romp ELYSIUM from director Neil Blomkamp is gearing up to be one of the most-anticipated of the summer and if this new trailer is any indication, I think there's good reason for it. Anyone who enjoyed Blomkamp's DISTRICT 9 is sure to recognize his gritty, realistic style, which seems to be amped up quite a bit for his sophomore effort. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and Alice Braga, the film takes a stroll down the class warfare sci-fi trope, while still managing to sneak in some humor and epic-looking action. All in all, this looks to be one of the more exciting and original films in the pipeline and I'm stoked to take the journey.

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Here's the synopsis:

Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

ELYSIUM hits theaters on August 9, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: I'm just gonna put it out there again, even though he seems to be opposed to working on franchises: Neil Blomkamp for Star Wars. Kathleen Kennedy convinced J.J. Abrams. I'm sure she could do the same for Blomkamp.
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1:14PM on 06/15/2013

Holy Christ!

If anyone wants a totally clean, uncharted movie-going experience - do NOT press PLAY.
If anyone wants a totally clean, uncharted movie-going experience - do NOT press PLAY.
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4:08AM on 06/15/2013
Best movie of the year
Best movie of the year
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8:52PM on 06/14/2013
This trailer was amazing and pretty tame compared to a lot of other trailers that spoil too much. Y'all niggas is sensitive.
This trailer was amazing and pretty tame compared to a lot of other trailers that spoil too much. Y'all niggas is sensitive.
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3:25PM on 06/14/2013

SO SICK

I can't wait for this movie to come out :) it looks so amazing. And it will be in IMAX even better. Damon looks actually pretty badass too.
I can't wait for this movie to come out :) it looks so amazing. And it will be in IMAX even better. Damon looks actually pretty badass too.
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3:22PM on 06/14/2013

SO SICK

I can't wait for this movie to come out :) it looks so amazing. And it will be in IMAX even better. Damon looks actually pretty badass too.
I can't wait for this movie to come out :) it looks so amazing. And it will be in IMAX even better. Damon looks actually pretty badass too.
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11:31AM on 06/14/2013

Oh Yeah

I'm down for this...Love the gritty look and District 9 is one of my favorite films....Hopefully this is as good as it looks.
I'm down for this...Love the gritty look and District 9 is one of my favorite films....Hopefully this is as good as it looks.
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10:20AM on 06/14/2013
I'm watching this just to see old Wikus kick some major ass.
I'm watching this just to see old Wikus kick some major ass.
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12:47AM on 06/14/2013

I really dislike Matt

I would see this movie if it didn't have two of my most hated actors in it. Ugh, I just can't get past it.
I would see this movie if it didn't have two of my most hated actors in it. Ugh, I just can't get past it.
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10:37AM on 06/14/2013
Yeah, he's an okay actor but I don't really see his talent carrying a blockbuster like this.

Add that to the fact that were this a real situation, $65 Million net-worthed Matt Damon would be living on Elysium.

Yeah, he's an okay actor but I don't really see his talent carrying a blockbuster like this.

Add that to the fact that were this a real situation, $65 Million net-worthed Matt Damon would be living on Elysium.

11:55PM on 06/13/2013

Actually got me pretty pumped up

It honestly doesn't give away any more than the plot summary I read for it. Though you might be able to piece together a few things form the a couple of the quick shots. Glad to see that they do have some actual humor and it isn't all doom and gloom.
It honestly doesn't give away any more than the plot summary I read for it. Though you might be able to piece together a few things form the a couple of the quick shots. Glad to see that they do have some actual humor and it isn't all doom and gloom.
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10:56PM on 06/13/2013
I can agree this much. The first trailer was excellent, and awe-inspiring enough to sell me on its own. This trailer I get a lot more of Blomkamps eye-popping effects, some back-story. The early scenes kind of reminded me of Verhoeven's Total Recall. If you don't want to know any more, don't watch, but it's a pretty cool trailer if you aren't afraid of getting spoiled in any way (I really don't feel they show you that much).
I can agree this much. The first trailer was excellent, and awe-inspiring enough to sell me on its own. This trailer I get a lot more of Blomkamps eye-popping effects, some back-story. The early scenes kind of reminded me of Verhoeven's Total Recall. If you don't want to know any more, don't watch, but it's a pretty cool trailer if you aren't afraid of getting spoiled in any way (I really don't feel they show you that much).
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9:34PM on 06/13/2013
"Hair products, mostly?"

Ah Matt Damon, always the charmer. Looking really good.
"Hair products, mostly?"

Ah Matt Damon, always the charmer. Looking really good.
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9:26PM on 06/13/2013

Not even going to watch

I want to be genuinely surprised for this film like I was with District 9. I am going to stay away from as much promotion and spoilers as I can. Blomkamp and Damon seem like a good pairing and I think Sharlto Copley is going to be a kick ass villain. High expectations for this one...I really hope it lives up to them!
I want to be genuinely surprised for this film like I was with District 9. I am going to stay away from as much promotion and spoilers as I can. Blomkamp and Damon seem like a good pairing and I think Sharlto Copley is going to be a kick ass villain. High expectations for this one...I really hope it lives up to them!
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9:16PM on 06/13/2013
This is going to be one of the best movies of the last 30 years.
Yeah, I fucking said that.
This is going to be one of the best movies of the last 30 years.
Yeah, I fucking said that.
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8:38PM on 06/13/2013
This trailer actually made me slightly lose interest in the movie. Seems like a typical poor vs. rich story line with the poor guy who always gets picked on because he's actually trying to help others. Give me a break.
This trailer actually made me slightly lose interest in the movie. Seems like a typical poor vs. rich story line with the poor guy who always gets picked on because he's actually trying to help others. Give me a break.
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8:37PM on 06/13/2013
Only two things matter in this hilarious allegorical sermon on the imaginary conflict between the 1% and the 99%.

This:
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And this:
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Only two things matter in this hilarious allegorical sermon on the imaginary conflict between the 1% and the 99%.

This:
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And this:
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8:37PM on 06/13/2013
What spoiler? Did I miss something? Nothing shown in that trailer that wasn't already common knowledge for the film. Looks good, but still a bit too 'Battle Angel Alita'.
What spoiler? Did I miss something? Nothing shown in that trailer that wasn't already common knowledge for the film. Looks good, but still a bit too 'Battle Angel Alita'.
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8:51PM on 06/13/2013
did you watch the original trailer? that was very vague, only showing Elysium and Matt Damon getting his suit on and doing damage, enough for me to want to see it, I don't need every plot point in the movie exposed in the trailer
did you watch the original trailer? that was very vague, only showing Elysium and Matt Damon getting his suit on and doing damage, enough for me to want to see it, I don't need every plot point in the movie exposed in the trailer
3:25PM on 06/14/2013
Same I didn't see no spoilers either. Just a lot of cut screens of action, thats about it.
Same I didn't see no spoilers either. Just a lot of cut screens of action, thats about it.
8:35PM on 06/13/2013

Blah blah too much blah!

Great trailer! Really excited to see this movie. To other people crying, stop whining, no one forced you to press play.
Great trailer! Really excited to see this movie. To other people crying, stop whining, no one forced you to press play.
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8:49PM on 06/13/2013
it was a warning for others, and whose whining? you are about other people whining lmao! I saw that the trailer revealed the whole set-up to the film and personality of the lead character, even the plot points which occur to make him the way he is, PLUS what triggers the third act! I'll wanna see that in the movie not the trailer, hoe

+i can tell by your Never Back Down avatar you have great taste in movies
it was a warning for others, and whose whining? you are about other people whining lmao! I saw that the trailer revealed the whole set-up to the film and personality of the lead character, even the plot points which occur to make him the way he is, PLUS what triggers the third act! I'll wanna see that in the movie not the trailer, hoe

+i can tell by your Never Back Down avatar you have great taste in movies
10:52PM on 06/13/2013
Wow @JimmyFive, you have some serious criteria to consider spoilers. My advice, stick with teasers. Don't give in to temptation. Because set-up and character personality are usually the forte of the second trailer.
Wow @JimmyFive, you have some serious criteria to consider spoilers. My advice, stick with teasers. Don't give in to temptation. Because set-up and character personality are usually the forte of the second trailer.
7:47PM on 06/13/2013
This is the first time I had to stop a trailer because it was spoiling way too much.
This is the first time I had to stop a trailer because it was spoiling way too much.
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7:45PM on 06/13/2013
I don't know what to think, it looks like the classic poor good guy versus the big bad rich people. I hope it goes a little deeper than that.
I don't know what to think, it looks like the classic poor good guy versus the big bad rich people. I hope it goes a little deeper than that.
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7:30PM on 06/13/2013

WARNING SPOILER TRAILER

DAMN IT
Another trailer giving away WAY WAY too much...

could only watch about 30 seconds...
the first trailer was perfect enough to make me wanna see it, glad i turned this one off
DAMN IT
Another trailer giving away WAY WAY too much...

could only watch about 30 seconds...
the first trailer was perfect enough to make me wanna see it, glad i turned this one off
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7:33PM on 06/13/2013
Thanks bro much appreciated, sorry you had to take one for the team.
Thanks bro much appreciated, sorry you had to take one for the team.
7:38PM on 06/13/2013
Thanks man. Hope they won't show it when I see MOS tomorrow.
Thanks man. Hope they won't show it when I see MOS tomorrow.
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