When I wrote my Top 10 2013 Movies I Want Now back in January, I left a movie off the list.
Not because I didn’t want to see it. Far from it. But because I took a risk and put Oz on the list in its place. Mostly because I had already posted two post-apocalyptic / future science fiction movies and felt I should have something a bit more light-hearted.
Boy, do I regret that now. Elysium is living up to my own high expectations. It stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, two people who rarely pick bad projects. Add direction by Neill Blomkamp, the man responsible for the great District 9, and I’m super excited about this.
And the first trailer looks gorgeous. Stunning. And it’s plain to see that Blomkamp is once again creating a science fiction movie with real heart, one that asks real questions of its audience. That’s something that is sorely needed in Hollywood.
What do you think of the trailer? Would love to hear from some of you!
As for me, this trailer just makes me want the movie more.
Bring on Elysium!