If there’s one summer movie we’re excited about, it’s Neill Bomkamp‘s Elysium. The sci-fi flick looks like it’s loaded with social commentary and also features a great storyline, not to mention that we’re all excited to see what Blomkamp has for us in his followup to District 9, which was great. Sony has released a brand new trailer and TV spot for the film. Check them out below.
The trailer is just a shorter version of the three-minute extended trailer that Sony released not so long ago. Again, the storyline reveals that this is a futuristic dystopia where the privileged live on a space station called Elysium, where there’s no poverty, war or sickness; and the poor reside on a chaotic, torn earth. Matt Damon‘s Max is the hero, who finds out he has only five days to live thus sending him on a mission to Elysium to save his own kin and possibly the entire population on Earth. But a fierce Jodie Foster stands in his way. Here’s the clip:
While we hate the tactics that Hollywood uses to promote their big budget summer movies – seriously, it often feels like their just hitting on the head with a hammer – this clip does offer a good amount of mystery and suspense. The newly released TV spot is quick and action-loaded, which is great for the average viewer who doesn’t necessarily know all that us movie buffs know about this sci-fi flick. Check it out.
What do you think? Are you excited for Elysium?