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Elysium Trailer Reveals Heavy Action And A Sharp Social Allegory

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Elysium is one of the most anticipated sci-fi movies of the year. Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 will surely be a great piece of thought-provoking science fiction. Yesterday, we saw the first poster for Elysium, which featured a closer look at Max’s (Matt Damon) mechanic exoskeleton. Today we’ve finally got a first look at the futuristic film, courtesy of the trailer above.

The trailer looks amazing! Elysium shares almost the same look and feel of District 9, in terms of depicting poverty and wealth. This movie also looks like it will be heavy on the action, with a sword-wielding Kruger (Sharlto Copley) and a robot head-ripping Max, while the film also looks to function as a sharp social allegory.

Elysium is set in the year 2154, when there are only two classes of people. The ultra wealthy live on a luxurious space station orbiting the Earth, called Elysium, while the poor are left to toil on the overpopulated planet below. Max reluctantly undertakes a secret mission to the space station, while Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster) — a hardline government official who will stop at nothing to keep the peace on Elysium and enforce its anti-immigration laws — sends a bounty hunter named Kruger to apprehend him.

Elysium will hit theaters everywhere on August 9th.

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