TV & FILM
bill-swift - April 11, 2013
Maybe the reason I just couldn't get behind the trailers for Oblivion as much as I've been trying to is that deep down, subconsciously, my mind was just waiting for the trailer for Elysium, another movie about a man who must fight back against the system that controls him. Because it by far and large blows anything else I've seen this year out of the water.
Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Elysium is Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9, and as that movie was an alien story used as a metaphor for the slums of Johannesburg post-apartheid, this one seems to be pretty straight-forwardly about the 1% and the 99%. But unlike those folks protesting and occupying Wall St., Matt Damon decided to take things one step further and have robotics drilled into his body so that he can fuck. shit. up.
And for those that remember their Greek mythology, Elysium was the Greek idea of the afterlife, so just incase Blomkamp wasn't being obvious enough with his metaphor...