Wow finally a full synopsis for “Elysium”. Neil Blomkamp’s second feature film (“District 9 was his 1st) has been kept under heavy wraps since it was announced, but a leaked early screening ticket gives us a nice little preview of what to expect. Check it…..
“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 the 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.”
I really liked “District 9”. Killer effects on a relatively low budget and a story that actually addressed real world issues in an extremely smart way. “Elysium” stars Matt Damon, Jodi Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna. Slated for a release of March 1st, 2013.