Elysium: It’s Better Up There


Ever since San Diego Comic Con – make that, ever since the end credits of District 9 rolled – anticipation for Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up has been building, especially after the release date was moved from March to August. Now, after the sneak preview sizzle reel shown at Comic Con and Monday’s special panel in LA, a trailer has been released online. An epic one at that – starring a bearded Sharlto Copley, and soon-to-be my new hero, Matt Damon, who plays an everyman for Occupy Wall Street’s 99 percent, if you will, in Neill’s meticulously-created alternative world.