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.