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Elysium trailer arrives

Elysium.jpgThe Neil Blomkamp written and directed film Elysium has a trailer and everyone's excited about it. I have to say I'm excited but the trailer hasn't completely blown me away as I had hoped, perhaps there was just too much hype beforehand for it.

Don't get me wrong though, it's a great trailer and I'm hugely excited once again by the superb Jodie Foster playing a baddie and there are some stunning effects in there, but there's nothing in the story that's surprised me or delivered something new. src=

There are shades of District 9 (Filmstalker review) here, the separation and exclusion in society, the one man who can make a difference using technology to make him into something better, and the rising up against the oppressive regime to save the struggling, excluded level. However I don't feel there's enough to excite me yet and I really want to see a better, stronger trailer that features more of the story.

Talking of which, here is the story for Elysium:

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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission - one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces - but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Now the trailer, which comes through TrailerAddict, for Neil Blokamp's new film Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Sharlto Copley, Michael Shanks and Talisa Soto:

Well, what did you think? Did that trailer live up to all that you expected, or does it look like District 9.5?



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