Don’t Forget About ‘Elysium’ This Summer!

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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.

  • Aaron Emery

    As much as I love a giant monster flick I’m looking forward to this even more than ‘Pacific Rim’

  • djblack1313

    um, i’ll “wake up and pay attention” (maybe) when they release a freaking trailer for the movie!! lol. it’s impossible to get excited for a movie that has only released 2(?) official stills and no trailer. you know that Mr.D.

    • Aaron Emery

      they released the trailer about a month ago…

      • djblack1313

        really? i haven’t seen it also Mr. D himself says….”we desperately need new images and a flippin’ new trailer already.”

        i just assumed that since there was no link here and i haven’t seen it posted on the few sites i visit, there wasn’t a trailer yet. but i’m now going to search it out! thanx for the heads up Aaron! do you think it looks good?

        • Aaron Emery

          I do! I guess I’m not really clear on the plot (I haven’t read a synopsis as they usually spoil more than the trailers) but I love the way Blomkamp shoots this stuff. It’s sci-fi grounded in reality, very gritty and natural looking like in ‘District 9′.

  • djblack1313

    ok, i just watched the trailer and it DOES look interesting but the trailer was just so so. i agree that they NEED a new and better trailer. but i’ll definitely interested in seeing this…i think.

  • dirtyghettok

    Whoa whoa whoa there Mrfancypants.. I’ll be happy if I find my car keys in the next twenty minutes.

  • anthonyd1

    I for one admire there marketing campaign. I am actually impressed that a studio release is avoiding revealing every aspect of the movie in the trailer and stills. Maybe there saving the actual goods for the actual movie. That would be a good change! I really like the simple marketing push. We might actually get surprises and excitement from this movie now!!

    • djblack1313

      anthonyd1, i agree 100%. after EVIL DEAD’s trailers spoiled just about everything, i’m loving this trailer really hasn’t spoiled anything.

  • flesheater24

    I rather not get any pics any more trailers i want to go in just knowing what I saw in that first trailer which is not much. I am stoked for this film.

  • Introverted Surd

    I loved district 9 because it took aliens and put them in a realistic scenario and this one looks like it will be similiar by taking all the sci fi stuff and giving it a familiar location. When it comes to cinemas in Australia I will definitely go and see it.