Matt Damon is a Wise Guy With a Plan (and an Exo Suit) in New Elysium Trailer

Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley in Elysium (2013) Movie Image

And here I thought Neill Blomkamp’s latest “sci-fi as social allegory” flick “Elysium” was going to be all serious and whatnot, but turns out there’s a little bit of humor in there, too. Or at least, there’s some humor in this new trailer for the film, featuring Matt Damon as our last, best hope for salvation. Or at least, to put a really big dent in those rich people’s perfect world. Take that, rich people! And oh yeah, lots and lots of crazy looking action to boot. That’s always nice, too.

Check out the new trailer, a new poster and some new images below if you’ve got a few minutes. I promise, it’s worth your time.

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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max, 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 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.

Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, and Wagner Moura.

Fighting back this August 9, 2013.

Elysium (2013) Movie Poster

Matt Damon in Elysium (2013) Movie Image

Matt Damon in Elysium (2013) Movie Image