I don’t know about you but I think this movie is going to be great. This is director Neil Blomkamp’s second film. His first was District 9 after the Halo film with Peter Jackson as producer fell through. Knowing Blomkamp’s take on District 9 I am expecting him to keep up with his style of story telling where he deals with political and sociological issues like District 9 did. These kind of films have substance and make for good discussion afterwards. Adding a sci-fi element to the kind of stories we hear about today in the news makes it all the more sweet. Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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 ofﬁcial, 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.