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In the future, being poor sucks. Which, if you think about it, is not all that different from the present. Being poor in the present sucks pretty badly, too, but probably not nearly as much as in Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium”, where they let you die and junk. Fortunately for us little folks, Matt Damon is going to save us. Like, all of us. Even if he has to knock Jodie Foster on her bureaucratic keister to do it. And punch Sharlto Copley in the face. He had it coming!
Check out a new action-packed clip featuring Matt Damon vs. a robot and 20-plus new images from the upcoming sci-fi actioner below.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy “Coordinators,” people who can afford bio-genetical engineering, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, built by the Armadyne Corporation, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard 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 ex-con Max 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.
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga.
“Elysium” arrives this Friday on August 8, 2013.