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Don’t Forget About ‘Elysium’ This Summer!

I seriously think some of us need to wake the hell up and pay attention here.

Sure, Pacific Rim and the other big summer movies are taking up all of our ADHS attention spans, but we really shouldn’t be ignoring Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to his masterful District 9. In theaters August 9, the chatter around the sci-fi thriller is deafening, which means either the movie looks bad, or the studio needs to boost the film’s awareness. I go with the latter as we desperately need new images and a flippin’ new trailer already. At this point, I’m starting to think Sony’s going to bump it. Although, August is still a few months away, I’m sure the goodies will start exploding out of the gate, and maybe this LA Times photo is just the starting point. Let’s hope because this movie looks and sounds awesome.

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 Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.



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