Neill Blomkamp's District 9 was one of the most memorable and inventive films of recent years — so there's a lot of anticipation about his second movie, Elysium.
A brand new synopsis for the film has been released — and no surprise here, Elysium is also dealing with some strong class warfare issues. Check it out.
Thanks to an early screening invite Collider nabbed the first detailed review:
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.
The good news: Elysium does sound very different than District 9, while treading some of the same political ground. Can't wait for our first actual glimpse of this movie.
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