Saturday, August 10, 2013

TRAILER ROUND-UP: ELYSIUM


This second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium proves to be longer and better than the first. This distopic/utopic sci-fi parable action promises to provide as much social and political commentary as District 9, the writer/director's freshman effort. But that shouldn't make genre fans fear for a second that this won't deliver in the action and spectacle department. Matt Damon, in arguably his most combat-heavy role to date, faces off against the security enforcers on that elitest Halo-like space station (Speaking of which there's plentiful comparison to be made to video games, from Half-Life 2 to Mass Effect, fitting when you consider Blomkamp was originally and continually interested in adapting Halo to the big screen). The details you can scrap from this trailer are almost without end, the believable world we are going to be able to experience may be my favorite part advertised. Elysium hit theaters this weekend.

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