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The latest trailer for Elysium combines action and social commentary in kick-ass fashion

07.02.2013by:

After what has amounted to a Summer of lukewarm movies, ELYSIUM stands tall as a potential savior to the box office season. The first pair of trailers for the movie gave us epic visuals reminiscent of Neill Blomkamp's DISTRICT 9 and the promise of societal allegory regarding economics, class diversity, and more. Plus, Matt Damon with robot arms and Sharlto Copley looking badass.

This new trailer teases a lot of plot, a lot of action, but does so without giving away too much. We still don't know exactly how everything will play out just that it involves lots of robots and dirty technology. I am very excited for ELYSIUM.

In the year 2154 the economic gap has grown SO wide that the impoverished masses live on a third-world Earth, while the wealthy elite reside off-planet on the pristine space station community “Elysium,” free of disease, hunger and strife. Matt Damon stars as Max De Costa, a blue-collar ex-con who suffers a horrific accident that leaves him facing a terminal prognosis. With his life – and the life of a friend’s (Alice Braga) daughter – hanging in the balance, Max undergoes a brutal procedure to be outfitted with an exoskeleton enhancement that will allow him to breach Elysium’s defenses. However, Elysium administrator Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster) becomes aware of Max’s invasion plans, and she activates her best agent, Kruger (Sharlto Copley), to hunt the perpetrators down with extreme prejudice.

Matt Damon looks like a future version of Jason Bourne, except with a sense of humor. I like that Copley is playing a villainous character in this and Jodie Foster looks completely against type. Blomkamp is solidifying once again why he should direct a HALO movie with his gritty visual style and bleak vision of our future.

ELYSIUM opens on August 9, 2013.

Source: ScreenRant

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10:55PM on 07/02/2013
Well the trailer's gone now.... Seriously, Hollywood, what's the point in doing that???
Well the trailer's gone now.... Seriously, Hollywood, what's the point in doing that???
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9:44PM on 07/02/2013
While this doesn't show as much as the last trailer, I think it is a better trailer overall. And Sharlto Copley looks scary!
While this doesn't show as much as the last trailer, I think it is a better trailer overall. And Sharlto Copley looks scary!
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6:05PM on 07/02/2013

bang for buck!

Doesn't seem as smart/unique as D9, but looks like some awesome action and probably has a good message. Great way to end summer movies.
Doesn't seem as smart/unique as D9, but looks like some awesome action and probably has a good message. Great way to end summer movies.
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4:51PM on 07/02/2013

not sure

What's Damon bitching about anyway ?Looks like they finally got rid of all the rich people that he's been complaining about every 4 years since he became a gazillonaire. Just like taxes, you give him an entire planet and he still wants more.
What's Damon bitching about anyway ?Looks like they finally got rid of all the rich people that he's been complaining about every 4 years since he became a gazillonaire. Just like taxes, you give him an entire planet and he still wants more.
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3:20PM on 07/02/2013
William Fichtner is in this? I did not know that. Even better! :D
William Fichtner is in this? I did not know that. Even better! :D
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3:18PM on 07/02/2013
Fuck Halo, I wanna keep seeing original Blomkamp films. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this looks AMAZING! Also, Sharlto Copley's Kruger is looking supremely bad ass.
Fuck Halo, I wanna keep seeing original Blomkamp films. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this looks AMAZING! Also, Sharlto Copley's Kruger is looking supremely bad ass.
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3:13PM on 07/02/2013
I hate to say it, but this is going to bomb worse than John Carter of Mars . The premise is just too dumb. And for dumb movies to succeed, they need to be Michael Bay glossy, loud and obnoxious. I love science fiction, Matt Damon and Blompkamp, but this is just fail.
I hate to say it, but this is going to bomb worse than John Carter of Mars . The premise is just too dumb. And for dumb movies to succeed, they need to be Michael Bay glossy, loud and obnoxious. I love science fiction, Matt Damon and Blompkamp, but this is just fail.
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3:30PM on 07/02/2013
Everyone said the same thing about District 9, which didn't even have the added bonus of Damon's star power.

That movie didn't bomb. I really doubt this one will.
Everyone said the same thing about District 9, which didn't even have the added bonus of Damon's star power.

That movie didn't bomb. I really doubt this one will.
3:07PM on 07/02/2013
There's very little "new" footage in this "new" trailer. It's just a shortened version of the last trailer. That being said, I can't wait for this. Everything else has been so disappointing this Summer, might as well already crown this movie champ.
There's very little "new" footage in this "new" trailer. It's just a shortened version of the last trailer. That being said, I can't wait for this. Everything else has been so disappointing this Summer, might as well already crown this movie champ.
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3:20PM on 07/02/2013
Bums me out too about the trailers but I hope it's because they're saving the best for the actual movie. If that's the case I'm down with these repetitive trailers.
Bums me out too about the trailers but I hope it's because they're saving the best for the actual movie. If that's the case I'm down with these repetitive trailers.
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