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2013-04-09 08:15:54 PM
Yeah, that looks pretty damn outstanding.
 
2013-04-09 08:32:51 PM
Sign me up.
 
2013-04-09 08:35:11 PM
Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.
 
2013-04-09 08:39:48 PM
Just watched it again, the special effects in this are mind blowing.
 
2013-04-09 08:40:20 PM
Was that a pip boy?
 
2013-04-09 08:44:22 PM
Yeah, that's going to be a release day viewing.

Also:

Nadie_AZ: Was that a pip boy?


Nice call.
 
2013-04-09 08:55:15 PM

Nadie_AZ: Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.


That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.

Blomkamp has done no wrong so far, so this will be a Day 1 for sure.

/Please let it be rated R
 
2013-04-09 08:59:29 PM
I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.
 
2013-04-09 10:13:17 PM
Looks cool. Can't wait for all of the modifications to inevitably fail Damon and watch him use some good ole humanity for the final resolution.
 
2013-04-09 10:35:00 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.


And how both are actual slums in South Africa.
 
2013-04-09 11:10:55 PM
Oh, yes, please.
 
2013-04-10 12:35:40 AM
bookmark
 
2013-04-10 12:47:24 AM
Yeah, I'm in.
 
2013-04-10 12:52:20 AM
I have a feeling this is going to be as full of plot holes and logical inconsistencies as Independence Day.  I also have a feeling it'll be just as much fun to watch.
 
2013-04-10 02:31:31 AM
MATT DAMON!
/but yes, I'll see this opening day
 
2013-04-10 02:36:50 AM
Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"
 
2013-04-10 02:37:58 AM
(pulls it up on my phone)  I didn't recognize Jodi Foster at first, with blonde hair.

Figures the 1% would put themselves above the sky.
 
2013-04-10 02:48:16 AM
So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.
 
2013-04-10 02:58:55 AM
Nah, I'd rather watch that film about 2 car drivers by Ron Howard. It's more human.

/kidding; take my money!
 
2013-04-10 03:02:31 AM
Looks badass but I honestly hope it doesnt take that how bad society sucks overall commentary that district 9 did, district 9 just got annoying after awhile
 
2013-04-10 03:06:10 AM

WillofJ2: Looks badass but I honestly hope it doesnt take that how bad society sucks overall commentary that district 9 did, district 9 just got annoying after awhile


District 9 was one of the few movies I've seen in awhile that got me more interested the longer it went on.
 
2013-04-10 03:09:20 AM
Looks awesome.

Still have my fingers crossed for a District 9 sequel, but I wouldn't want anyone else to do it; can wait until either he feels the urge to do it himself or for hell to freeze over.
 
2013-04-10 03:11:48 AM

log_jammin: WillofJ2: Looks badass but I honestly hope it doesnt take that how bad society sucks overall commentary that district 9 did, district 9 just got annoying after awhile

District 9 was one of the few movies I've seen in awhile that got me more interested the longer it went on.


Agreed. That and Skyline.
BAZINGA!
 
2013-04-10 03:18:40 AM
Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.
 
2013-04-10 03:22:30 AM
I see what you did there
 
2013-04-10 03:22:59 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Yeah, we live it everyday. It's getting old.
 
2013-04-10 03:24:58 AM
Romney talk in my science fiction? Great...
 
2013-04-10 03:28:08 AM

The Snow Dog: log_jammin: WillofJ2: Looks badass but I honestly hope it doesnt take that how bad society sucks overall commentary that district 9 did, district 9 just got annoying after awhile

District 9 was one of the few movies I've seen in awhile that got me more interested the longer it went on.

Agreed. That and Skyline.
BAZINGA!


Oh skyline, definitely should have been on that straight to netflix streaming,
 
2013-04-10 03:45:58 AM
There.
 
2013-04-10 04:14:31 AM
Am I going to get my e-peen chopped off if I say that I didn't think District 9 was all that great
 
2013-04-10 04:23:10 AM
Plot with no internal means of support.
A-list actors.
Tech that works counter to reality.

Total sci-fi boom-fest.

No, The All-Powerful Atheismo, District 9 wasn't all that great.  It was excellent that someone made it but the clap-trappiness just didn't look real.
 
2013-04-10 04:25:34 AM
The trailer doesn't explain what he hopes to do when he gets there.. but then some people whine that trailers give away the whole movie, so it's hard to get the balance right.
 
2013-04-10 04:27:36 AM

Alphax: The trailer doesn't explain what he hopes to do when he gets there.. but then some people whine that trailers give away the whole movie, so it's hard to get the balance right.


Generally how bad am movie is when you see it seems to correlate with how much the show you in the trailer, in my opinion  so maybe great things are ahead
 
2013-04-10 04:31:18 AM
I thought District 9 and Skyline were garbage....
 
2013-04-10 04:41:43 AM

WillofJ2: Generally how bad am movie is when you see it seems to correlate with how much the show you in the trailer, in my opinion  so maybe great things are ahead


upload.wikimedia.org

Me am agreeing
 
2013-04-10 04:43:12 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: WillofJ2: Generally how bad am movie is when you see it seems to correlate with how much the show you in the trailer, in my opinion  so maybe great things are ahead

[upload.wikimedia.org image 185x282]

Me am agreeing


damn talk to text
 
2013-04-10 04:43:48 AM
i183.photobucket.com
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x196/nbagwill78/matt_damon.jpg
 
2013-04-10 04:48:16 AM
Oh look, I have money they must take!
 
2013-04-10 05:13:46 AM
Wait...a good sci-fi film?

If it comes out 8/9/13, I'm expecting the meteor to hit 8/8/13.
 
2013-04-10 05:21:39 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.


Slums the world round tend to look alike.
 
2013-04-10 05:55:27 AM

Trocadero: MATT DAMON!

this!

 
2013-04-10 06:06:41 AM

Ishkur: So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.


I'm glad someone pointed out the conceptual debt that trailer owes Mass Effect.
 
2013-04-10 06:38:17 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Blokamp grew up in South Africa and lived in that sort of society.  I accept him making movies that focus on that because it really is happening.  Sure, in America thinks are that insanely divided, but in other parts of the world they are.

The special effects on this are gorgeous, I don't know what the aim of Damon's character is, and over all I want that movie to be out now so they can take my damn money!
 
2013-04-10 06:41:58 AM
I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.
 
2013-04-10 06:48:54 AM

Niveras: I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.


I agree, I'm not seeing it either.
 
2013-04-10 07:01:14 AM

tchau: Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"


That story may be in the movie but it isn't in the trailer.

The story in the trailer is "they have what we can't AND let's go blow their shiat up." That's a very different story.
 
2013-04-10 07:15:07 AM

The Snow Dog: Skyline


....is that the joke? Cause I don't get it.

/horrible movie is horrible
 
2013-04-10 07:23:48 AM
oaklandnorth.net
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right
 
2013-04-10 07:43:16 AM
Looks good. Visually amazing, which is necessity for sci-fi, but with what will likely be a strong social commentary, another crucial aspect of sci-fi that many neglect.

I'll be in line when it comes out. Did someone say 8/9/2013? That's just two days after my birthday, so happy birthday to me I guess.
 
2013-04-10 07:46:29 AM

toyotaboy: [oaklandnorth.net image 620x415]
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right



This will be the most accurate future prediction movie OF ALL TIME. The 99% see the trailer and say, "Meh, this societal separation thing in movies is played out." The 1% see it and say, "Is this happening, are they working on this tech? Where do I sign up?"
 
2013-04-10 07:46:51 AM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Ishkur: So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.

I'm glad someone pointed out the conceptual debt that trailer owes Mass Effect.




Mass effect owes its conceptual debts to Sid Mead, Arthur C. Clark, issac Asimov.
Most modern fiction is written in the mold of previous masterpieces. Its difficult to find something truly original anymore.
 
2013-04-10 07:47:56 AM
Finally - Jodie Foster in a movie I want to see.  I don't think it's happened since Contact.  For the record, she looks great.  Don't know what it is, but I've always had a thing for her.  Not sure I'd undergo gender reassignment to have a chance with her, but she always seemed very cool.
 
2013-04-10 07:55:04 AM

Niveras: I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.


So, I'm in the minority then that my favourite books in the Dune series are set in the far future, after God Emperor?
 
2013-04-10 07:55:23 AM
I love that they are still using AK-47s in the year 2154.  Actually, they probably will be, seriously.
 
2013-04-10 07:58:23 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: tchau: Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"

That story may be in the movie but it isn't in the trailer.

The story in the trailer is "they have what we can't AND let's go blow their shiat up." That's a very different story.


I would hope that there is some reasoning involved. I can't imagine a space station full of people who enjoy the finer things would be self-sufficient. Maybe the wealthy are extracting all the resources from Earth to support the station. The peons just have to try to find work supplying the station. That's how I would do it, anyway.

Not sure what the deal is with the eco-skeleton.
 
2013-04-10 08:07:58 AM
In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Andy yet another movie where some black market gun dealer happens to have a super high tech weapon sitting behind the counter, ready to be sold to the guy wanting to start a revolution. What would people do without these arm dealers?
 
2013-04-10 08:08:12 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Right, so Dark Knight Rises, and um.... uh.... well there's gotta be at least 1 other one right? hmm....

/this looks awesome
//except Damon's suit makes him look/act like an Engineer from Borderlands 2. Kept expecting him to have huge glasses on
 
2013-04-10 08:08:26 AM

thisone: Niveras: I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.

So, I'm in the minority then that my favourite books in the Dune series are set in the far future, after God Emperor?


You're not alone, but I'm not seeing it either.

I thought Neuromancer, myself.
 
2013-04-10 08:09:49 AM

sure haven't: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Right, so Dark Knight Rises, and um.... uh.... well there's gotta be at least 1 other one right? hmm....

/this looks awesome
//except Damon's suit makes him look/act like an Engineer from Borderlands 2. Kept expecting him to have huge glasses on


Oh, Hunger Games of course.
Let's see here... how many things must there be of something for it to be "so played out"?
 
2013-04-10 08:13:54 AM

thornhill: In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Please name these other movies. Would like to have an Earth-slum movie marathon.

 
2013-04-10 08:14:10 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Or to put it another way, "look how 99% of us completely fall apart without the loving care and guidance of the uber-wealthy."

Would be a much more interesting story to show how Elisium devolved into a self-sabotaging hell-in-space while the Earth returned to the earth.
 
2013-04-10 08:15:41 AM
Still pissed Blokamp didn't get to do the Star Wars remake.  Sharlto Copley would have been an awesome  Han Solo.
 
2013-04-10 08:16:20 AM
Looks like Firefly with a monster budget.
 
2013-04-10 08:27:54 AM
I submitted this with a way better headline.......

And yes, it's going to be fantastic. I've got hope for "Oblivion" as well, but not much.
 
2013-04-10 08:30:31 AM
I think everything made in the last 3000 years is a cheap derivative tired knockoff of Gilgamesh .    I'm much more cooler and jaded and above it all than you.  What do I win?
 
2013-04-10 08:32:00 AM

GameSprocket: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: tchau: Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"

That story may be in the movie but it isn't in the trailer.

The story in the trailer is "they have what we can't AND let's go blow their shiat up." That's a very different story.

I would hope that there is some reasoning involved. I can't imagine a space station full of people who enjoy the finer things would be self-sufficient. Maybe the wealthy are extracting all the resources from Earth to support the station. The peons just have to try to find work supplying the station. That's how I would do it, anyway.

Not sure what the deal is with the eco-skeleton.


Yeah, I would expect a reason, I'm just saying the trailer doesn't explain what it is. Which is fine with me.
 
2013-04-10 08:36:25 AM

InmanRoshi: I think everything made in the last 3000 years is a cheap derivative tired knockoff of Gilgamesh .    I'm much more cooler and jaded and above it all than you.  What do I win?


Predator > Gilgamesh
 
2013-04-10 08:36:47 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.


Yeah, Blokamp seems to really like the "futuristic-apartheid" theme in his movies.  That's not a complaint, by the way.  Just an observation.
 
2013-04-10 08:40:30 AM

scottydoesntknow: Nadie_AZ: Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.

That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.

Blomkamp has done no wrong so far, so this will be a Day 1 for sure.

/Please let it be rated R


You mean a Ringworld?
 
2013-04-10 08:41:54 AM
Cranial implants and boobie lights, oh my!  I can't wait.
 
2013-04-10 09:01:07 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: tchau: Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"

That story may be in the movie but it isn't in the trailer.

The story in the trailer is "they have what we can't AND let's go blow their shiat up." That's a very different story.


Usually in stories like this, it's a rescue of either tech (or vaccine) or a special person (a love interest or one who can solve issues like an ambassador)
How important that MacGuffin(sp) is to Act 3 varies depending on how well the plot is designed.
With this director, the workings here are part of the marketing buildup, because of the mindfark that was his first movie.
Even still (if it's a generic trope) it's not the trope but how it's told.
For example, this particular director is just as likely to show us a great movie, but end the movie with the status quo of the dystopia unchanged.
That would show guts.

The mech suit is some device for some cool special effects as our hero has to battle known and unknown defenses of the station.
I would expect at least a little time in the vacuum of space in a critical scene.

Here's MY question: When hero meets boss lady, is she super villainess with mechanical henchmen or victim of the system?
What stakes does our villainess have in this? The quality of the villain is important to the show.

If she's just a talking head with a gun to the head of hero, then blah.
 
2013-04-10 09:10:13 AM

SVenus: Here's MY question: When hero meets boss lady, is she super villainess with mechanical henchmen or victim of the system?
What stakes does our villainess have in this? The quality of the villain is important to the show.


Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.
 
2013-04-10 09:12:26 AM
Let's see -

Prawns - Robots
Spaceship - Space habitat
Slums - Slums
Black Oil - ???

What am I missing?
 
2013-04-10 09:20:43 AM

sure haven't: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Right, so Dark Knight Rises, and um.... uh.... well there's gotta be at least 1 other one right? hmm....

/this looks awesome
//except Damon's suit makes him look/act like an Engineer from Borderlands 2. Kept expecting him to have huge glasses on


So halfway through the movie he gets killed by the Gunzerker with assault rifles that shoot acid and lightning, and then the rest of the movie is a Borderlands movie?

/I'm ok with this
//Elysium looks awesome
 
2013-04-10 09:43:07 AM
i36.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-10 09:51:56 AM
MyKingdomForYourHorse: Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.


Some stories don't need a $12 movie ticket price tag.
Would "Oblivion" work without Tom Cruise?
Would "John Carter" have worked WITH Tom Cruise?
Some stories need help attracting people to the story without giving away the story.

I received the first Game Of Thrones book in hardcover before it was published.  Read 150 pages.  Put it down, never picked it back up.
Liked the story, hated the author's style.  That's just me.
(later sold collectible book for $300 on Ebay)

Even if it's a good story, not every one wins the day. If you follow an author, not every story they write has the same quality as the one that won them fame.
 
2013-04-10 09:53:57 AM

SVenus: Even if it's a good story, not every one wins the day. If you follow an author, not every story they write has the same quality as the one that won them fame.


Fair enough statement
 
2013-04-10 09:54:49 AM

Decillion: thornhill: In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Please name these other movies. Would like to have an Earth-slum movie marathon.


upload.wikimedia.org

liztellsfrank.files.wordpress.com

upload.wikimedia.org

/I didn't say they were all GOOD movies
 
2013-04-10 09:58:28 AM

Ishkur: So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.


No Story is original. Deal with it.
 
2013-04-10 10:06:40 AM
Anyone else getting a Metal Gear Solid cyborg Raiden vibe from Sharlto Copley? He's got the mechanized suit and pulls a sword, I'm kinda into new tech and old mixing.

/Revengance wasn't so bad, I guess
 
2013-04-10 10:08:15 AM
Exploding metal CGI and wub wub music. Looks like Transformers.
 
2013-04-10 10:08:18 AM

Ecobuckeye: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Or to put it another way, "look how 99% of us completely fall apart without the loving care and guidance of the uber-wealthy."

Would be a much more interesting story to show how Elisium devolved into a self-sabotaging hell-in-space while the Earth returned to the earth.


That would pretty much be a Bioshock movie.
 
2013-04-10 10:10:06 AM
looks awesome. D9 was brilliant. needs more sharlto copley, though.
 
2013-04-10 10:12:06 AM

Decillion: toyotaboy: [oaklandnorth.net image 620x415]
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right


This will be the most accurate future prediction movie OF ALL TIME. The 99% see the trailer and say, "Meh, this societal separation thing in movies is played out." The 1% see it and say, "Is this happening, are they working on this tech? Where do I sign up?"


Keep walking that high road class warrior. As an American, you're the 1% of the world.
 
2013-04-10 10:13:02 AM

ReaverZ: Popcorn Johnny: I like how the slums of earth resemble those in District 9.

Slums the world round tend to look alike.


And this was filmed in a landfill outside Mexico City.
 
Bf+
2013-04-10 10:18:40 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2013-04-10 10:20:23 AM
Seeing as District 9 was fantastic, I have high hopes for this. However, the trailer doesn't get me hopeful. It looks gorgeous but will the plot actually make sense or will it go the Whedonesque route of "as long as we're anti-establishment, it's all good" hand-waiving as an excuse for conflict?
 
2013-04-10 10:22:42 AM

jaybeezey: Decillion: toyotaboy: [oaklandnorth.net image 620x415]
abandoned our own planet so the lower class can fight it out?  yea, sounds about right


This will be the most accurate future prediction movie OF ALL TIME. The 99% see the trailer and say, "Meh, this societal separation thing in movies is played out." The 1% see it and say, "Is this happening, are they working on this tech? Where do I sign up?"

Keep walking that high road class warrior. As an American, you're the 1% of the world.


If this were the 60's, sure. Wealth distribution has shifted quite a bit since then. Not that the U.S. still isn't top dog, just not "look at my f'ing island from your slum" top anymore.
 
2013-04-10 10:22:52 AM
When did Matt Damon turn into Bruce Willis 20 years ago?
 
2013-04-10 10:23:24 AM
Yep, I'd pay to watch it. And the sad part. It looks like the world really is going in that direction. A small few get the cream, the rest of us put up with sh*t.


...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.
 
2013-04-10 10:23:48 AM
Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not
 
2013-04-10 10:24:27 AM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Ishkur: So its Halo meets Mass Effect meets Dune meets District 9 meets Battle Angel Alita.

I'm glad someone pointed out the conceptual debt that trailer owes Mass Effect

Syd Mead.

FTFY.
 
2013-04-10 10:26:44 AM
Ettore Bugatti wants his logo back (ripoff of iconic backwards E-B @ 1:58).
 
2013-04-10 10:27:23 AM
I'll add to  Bf+'s sentiment

fashionablygeek.com
 
2013-04-10 10:34:08 AM

indarwinsshadow: Yep, I'd pay to watch it. And the sad part. It looks like the world really is going in that direction. A small few get the cream, the rest of us put up with sh*t.


...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.


Seems to be a bit of a conflict here.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:46 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


you're actually retarded, aren't you?
 
2013-04-10 10:39:52 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-04-10 10:47:38 AM
indarwinsshadow: 
...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.

Amazing how much fiction and art have been driven by it as well.    It's amazing how many Cheetos stained fingers on the intrawebbings believe Hollywood just picked up on this meme recently. It's called Dickensian  for a reason.
 
2013-04-10 10:51:39 AM
I'm kind of getting a Ace Ventura vibe from it.  I can't believe no one else has picked that up.
 
2013-04-10 10:59:10 AM

Primitive Screwhead: Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not

[i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]


That's right, there isn't. All we have and ever will have is right here. The most complex project in the future won't be some fantasy tin can in orbit, it's going to be how to act like rational adults right here and build a better mud ball for everyone, not run away into fantasy land.
 
2013-04-10 11:02:42 AM

indarwinsshadow: Yep, I'd pay to watch it. And the sad part. It looks like the world really is going in that direction. A small few get the cream, the rest of us put up with sh*t.


...never fails to surprise me how much of history was created by marginalization and pent up class frustration.


While this does suck, I don't see where this is different than any other period in time and we've made it perfectly fine.  History has proven over and over and over that this happens, some dudes whom normally would be considered colossal dicks get angry, rebel against the establishment, bring is down two steps, and we slowly move a few steps more forward. Those colossal dicks become heroes, they aren't politicians so the utopia last a few years, than a 1% starts to happen in that initial 99%....

Wash, Rinse, Repeat.


Mind you this movie looks like its great, but I wouldn't mind good old Bladerunneresque sci fi were it's something that we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.  Yes that's cliche also, but it's been a few good years since a blockbuster sci-fi like that.
 
2013-04-10 11:05:20 AM

tchau: we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-10 11:19:52 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Am I going to get my e-peen chopped off if I say that I didn't think District 9 was all that great


I seriously considered leaving the theater.  Two thumbs down for me.  I realize they're talking about race relations in South Africa and using the aliens to abstract it a bit, but there were just too many plot holes in it for me.  Namely "Hey look at these aliens with their fancy (but broken) interstellar ship and amazing weapons.  Lets toss them in the ghetto and mistreat the shiat out of them, that way if their buddies ever show up with a working ship, they'll be pissed off and carpet bomb the fark out of us."  I could never get passed how illogical that ways or how the G8 powers would have grabbed the ship the minute it arrived and really reach a point where I could appreciate the social commentary about the treatment of the prawns.
 
2013-04-10 11:26:11 AM
Looks like the closest we'll ever get to Battle Angel
 
2013-04-10 11:26:25 AM

ha-ha-guy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Am I going to get my e-peen chopped off if I say that I didn't think District 9 was all that great

I seriously considered leaving the theater.  Two thumbs down for me.  I realize they're talking about race relations in South Africa and using the aliens to abstract it a bit, but there were just too many plot holes in it for me.  Namely "Hey look at these aliens with their fancy (but broken) interstellar ship and amazing weapons.  Lets toss them in the ghetto and mistreat the shiat out of them, that way if their buddies ever show up with a working ship, they'll be pissed off and carpet bomb the fark out of us."  I could never get passed how illogical that ways or how the G8 powers would have grabbed the ship the minute it arrived and really reach a point where I could appreciate the social commentary about the treatment of the prawns.


I think that may be a main difference in how people viewed the film.

I'm a scifi fan, but I didn't watch District 9 as a scifi movie. I watched it more as an allegory with a scifi veneer.
 
2013-04-10 11:31:03 AM

 ha-ha-guy: Namely "Hey look at these aliens with their fancy (but broken) interstellar ship and amazing weapons. Lets toss them in the ghetto and mistreat the shiat out of them, that way if their buddies ever show up with a working ship, they'll be pissed off and carpet bomb the fark out of us."


Seems pretty reasonable to me if you've studied human history.     Magellan, Ponce De Leon, 
James Cook and  Giovanni da Verrazzano didn't die of old age.
 
2013-04-10 11:35:47 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: tchau: we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x345]


I loved that movie :)  I want some of those little green jello pills :)
 
2013-04-10 11:46:33 AM

scottydoesntknow: That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.


There was plenty of "Halo technology" in District 9 as well. As if he took discarded concepts for the aborted film and plugged them right in.

/goddammit I want a HALO movie!
 
2013-04-10 12:00:27 PM
So it's District 9 2 plus Ironman.
 
2013-04-10 12:01:46 PM
Oh goody, another preachy sci-fi movie with forced ethical conundrums.  I'll probably see it and like it anyway, just like District 9.
 
2013-04-10 12:02:13 PM

ShadowKamui: Looks like the closest we'll ever get to Battle Angel


Same thoughts exactly. Strongly reminded me of Battle Angel Alita.
 
2013-04-10 12:08:38 PM

bingo the psych-o: Oh goody, another preachy sci-fi movie with forced ethical conundrums.  I'll probably see it and like it anyway, just like District 9.


Same here. I would have busted a nut over this kind of movie in my teens but now I just see these kinds of movies as the stuff that replaced religion and bards in our society.
 
2013-04-10 12:18:07 PM
I have the weirdest boner right now.
 
2013-04-10 12:36:21 PM
That trailer did not have anything remarkable in it.
 
2013-04-10 12:38:59 PM

Githerax: That trailer did not have anything remarkable in it.


Sharp knees, etc.
 
2013-04-10 12:42:19 PM

Githerax: That trailer did not have anything remarkable in it.


What about the anus?
 
2013-04-10 12:52:21 PM
Somebody made a movie out of Brink?

/ not the greatest game ever, but playable once patched up
 
2013-04-10 01:07:02 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Looks good. Visually amazing, which is necessity for sci-fi, but with what will likely be a strong social commentary, another crucial aspect of sci-fi that many neglect.

I'll be in line when it comes out. Did someone say 8/9/2013? That's just two days after my birthday, so happy birthday to me I guess.


That IS my birthday so even happier birthday to me!
 
2013-04-10 01:08:27 PM
I saw a preview of this about 9 months ago. It was pretty much done except for the special effects. It needed a LOT of fixing. There are plot holes you can drive a truck through and a lot of stuff that just didn't make sense. Most of the reactions from the others in the theater were pretty meh as well. Jodie Foster's French accent is so horribly bad that you'll laugh your ass off every time she opens her mouth. Don't get your hopes up, folks.

/debbie downer
 
2013-04-10 01:10:58 PM

thornhill: In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Andy yet another movie where some black market gun dealer happens to have a super high tech weapon sitting behind the counter, ready to be sold to the guy wanting to start a revolution. What would people do without these arm dealers?


I laugh at people who don't understand how science-fiction works.
 
2013-04-10 01:44:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: tchau: we consider the enemy teaches us how to be more human.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x345]


Enemy mine was a great movie.  My wife liked it and she dislikes almost anything science fiction.
 
2013-04-10 01:46:17 PM

puckrock2000: Decillion: thornhill: In the future really rich people live off-world and earth is a slum? How original!

Please name these other movies. Would like to have an Earth-slum movie marathon.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

[liztellsfrank.files.wordpress.com image 325x443]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 215x321]

/I didn't say they were all GOOD movies



Don't forget farking Bladerunner!
 
2013-04-10 02:01:18 PM
Elysium=The United States
 
2013-04-10 02:03:21 PM
Is this about Tiger Woods Ex-wife?
 
2013-04-10 02:22:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not


Wait, movies aren't always realistic?  So New York City won't be saved by a rich vigilante who dresses up as a bat?
 
2013-04-10 02:27:59 PM
Nerdgasm.
 
2013-04-10 02:37:16 PM

llortcM_yllort: Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not

Wait, movies aren't always realistic?  So New York City won't be saved by a rich vigilante who dresses up as a bat?


I know that, but some people gobble up the shiny imagery and think it's the same as engineering.
 
2013-04-10 02:51:28 PM
All you younglings saying the inspiration is HALO... what about Ring World by Larry Niven?
 
2013-04-10 03:20:08 PM

Scarlioni: All you younglings saying the inspiration is HALO... what about Ring World by Larry Niven?


I see more of a Neuromancer vibe there, with the Tessier Ashpool spindle and the Sprawl.
 
2013-04-10 03:33:19 PM
Sure it'll be a great movie, but what a sucky trailer.

/lost count after like 25 fades to black
 
2013-04-10 04:05:19 PM
I'd like to see a follow up to District 9 - enjoyed the world they set up. Know it won't happen though.
 
2013-04-10 04:16:23 PM

Genju: Sure it'll be a great movie, but what a sucky trailer.

/lost count after like 25 fades to black


That's been the movie trailer style for about... 12 years now?

Wait till you hear about smartphones.
 
2013-04-10 04:17:12 PM

thisone: Niveras: I'm not seeing the Dune. I'm only familiar with the first three books, but then most everyone just ignores the rest anyway (if they don't focus only on the first to begin with).

I don't see a messiah-emperor, a man trying to prevent a terrible future (or causing that future in order to prevent something even worse), an addictive mystical life-prolonging drug, a secretive society attempting to breed a god, a low-tech yet galaxy-spanning empire, or a theme that high technology is evil. The Earth-bounded poor may parallel the Fremen but only superficially. Dune doesn't even carry a theme of oppression by the oligarchy (except possibly the Harkonnen), despite the feudal political system: the Corrino Empire wasn't particularly oppressive, at least in any way that's described in the books, and really the Atreides Empire was worse in that regard. Even Duke Leto specifically encourages certain propaganda in order to control his population - obviously it can be assumed that all the ruling houses do this, but if even an ostensibly virtuous figure like the Duke would rely on manipulation to serve his ends, well...

So what am I missing that references Dune? Perhaps something that I don't really consider important to the Dune story, but more likely something really basic that makes me really stupid not to see it.

So, I'm in the minority then that my favourite books in the Dune series are set in the far future, after God Emperor?


The best dune book (IMO) is heretics and since the only other after godemperor is chapterhouse I can't really get on you for using books. If by chance you are referring to book 7, it doesn't exist in any form or fashion.

Anyhow, I don't see the connection to any Dune book in the trailer. Add some Greeks, Shakespeare and eminent Jew death and it can be a prequel to the Dan Simmons illium/ Olympus books.
 
2013-04-10 04:32:56 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Scarlioni: All you younglings saying the inspiration is HALO... what about Ring World by Larry Niven?

I see more of a Neuromancer vibe there, with the Tessier Ashpool spindle and the Sprawl.


Hollywood would totally screw up Neuromancer, but I trust this guy to at least make it LOOK like it should look. In an interview, it sounds like he's not all that interested in doing franchises or adaptations (in reference to the botched Halo movie), but he didn't outright say no (he probably likes money, natch). Great Gatsby is my favorite book of all time, and I KNOW the movie is going to be farking AWFUL and I'll hate it. But I'm going to see it just the same, so I would probably do the same w/ a Neuromancer movie, especially if Neil did it.
 
2013-04-10 04:35:12 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: scottydoesntknow: Nadie_AZ: Dune, Halo, and a few others. I'm in.

That's what I thought. That very first shot of Elysium and I said "wow, that looks like a Halo." If Blomkamp can't make the Halo movie, he'll damn sure include references to it.

Blomkamp has done no wrong so far, so this will be a Day 1 for sure.

/Please let it be rated R

You mean a Ringworld?


Yeah... when I first saw the opening sequences of Halo I thought I'd be banging humanoid aliens and replacing nano filament in atmospheric condensers...  Alas, it wasn't to be.
 
2013-04-10 04:50:35 PM

sure haven't: Genju: Sure it'll be a great movie, but what a sucky trailer.

/lost count after like 25 fades to black

That's been the movie trailer style for about... 12 years now?

Wait till you hear about smartphones.


It's a lazy cliche transition and it needs to die. Same with that stupid music stop (sometimes lead in with a record scratch) to let the audience know they should laugh at the next retarded joke/situation.
 
2013-04-10 04:52:43 PM

SVenus: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.

Some stories don't need a $12 movie ticket price tag.
Would "Oblivion" work without Tom Cruise?
Would "John Carter" have worked WITH Tom Cruise?
Some stories need help attracting people to the story without giving away the story.

I received the first Game Of Thrones book in hardcover before it was published.  Read 150 pages.  Put it down, never picked it back up.
Liked the story, hated the author's style.  That's just me.
(later sold collectible book for $300 on Ebay)

Even if it's a good story, not every one wins the day. If you follow an author, not every story they write has the same quality as the one that won them fame.



Hah.  I made it to about 100 pages.

After the incredible amount of peer pressure I got about reading that, I found it incredibly uninteresting.
 
2013-04-10 04:59:21 PM
I don't think I've ever seen an orbital depicted in a movie before.
 
2013-04-10 05:09:02 PM

BafflerMeal: SVenus: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Based on previous work and who has writing credits for this, a lot of people are going to walk out of that theater with a meh while us film aficionados are going to give it a stand ovation.

Which depresses me to the nth degree on how far the standards of the general viewing public have fallen.

Some stories don't need a $12 movie ticket price tag.
Would "Oblivion" work without Tom Cruise?
Would "John Carter" have worked WITH Tom Cruise?
Some stories need help attracting people to the story without giving away the story.

I received the first Game Of Thrones book in hardcover before it was published.  Read 150 pages.  Put it down, never picked it back up.
Liked the story, hated the author's style.  That's just me.
(later sold collectible book for $300 on Ebay)

Even if it's a good story, not every one wins the day. If you follow an author, not every story they write has the same quality as the one that won them fame.


Hah.  I made it to about 100 pages.

After the incredible amount of peer pressure I got about reading that, I found it incredibly uninteresting.


That's a shame. The first major portion of book 1 is setting the characters, allegiances, cultures, etc. Too often these days people seem to get impatient. When the GoT show started on HBO I had to warn some friends "The first 3 episodes will seem slow to you, because of all the introduction." I immediately felt sad.

Maybe some people don't like the way the story is told, bouncing around between points of view. I actually find it a bit entertaining because it can be used as a transition device between major scenes, cliffhangers not just at the end of the entire story but individual chapters, and looking forward to the next time the spotlight returns to that arc.

I'll lay this out now. I actually watch the show before reading the book. Parts of the show really interested me (LikeDaenerys' storyline) but utterly bored me in the book (until halfway through book 2). As customary to books with boatloads of characters being adapted to screen, some character roles were condensed to remove a character or group of characters completely from the show. But it was rather confusing when a character didn't show up in the show, I figured "oh well they probably just wrote that character off." What a surprise to me when they were introduced much later!
 
2013-04-10 06:35:21 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.


Came to say this.
This theme and the 'One man destroys heavily armed fortress single-handedly to make the World 'right' again' has been done to death.

And 'District 9' had plot holes the size of 'The Matrix' starting with the people in power letting a farking idiot be in charge of an important mission.
 
2013-04-10 06:37:09 PM

douchebag/hater: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Came to say this.
This theme and the 'One man destroys heavily armed fortress single-handedly to make the World 'right' again' has been done to death.

And 'District 9' had plot holes the size of 'The Matrix' starting with the people in power letting a farking idiot be in charge of an important mission.


I think it's more of a plot hole when a competent person is picked to do a job.
 
2013-04-10 07:14:05 PM
Between this one, Oblivion, The Colony, After Earth and Pacific Rim it looks like it's going to be a good year for sci-fi movies.

Maybe.
 
2013-04-10 07:59:07 PM
closer...yes..there...ahaahhhgggghhhhhhnnnnnnngggggnnngggnnnngggg  /cigarette
 
2013-04-10 08:02:55 PM

thisone: douchebag/hater: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Love D9, but the "in the future, the 1% live in perfect health and luxury while the 99% starve in ruins" trope is so played out. Visually this looks amazing but the premise (based on what's revealed in the trailer) is overdone.

Came to say this.
This theme and the 'One man destroys heavily armed fortress single-handedly to make the World 'right' again' has been done to death.

And 'District 9' had plot holes the size of 'The Matrix' starting with the people in power letting a farking idiot be in charge of an important mission.

I think it's more of a plot hole when a competent person is picked to do a job.


Plus I believe he was picked due to his father in laws position.

Also George W Bush.
 
2013-04-10 08:52:32 PM
A person making a mistake isn't a plot hole.
 
2013-04-10 08:52:45 PM
meh
 
2013-04-10 09:18:12 PM

fusillade762: Between this one, Oblivion, The Colony, After Earth and Pacific Rim it looks like it's going to be a good year for sci-fi movies.

Maybe.



FTFY
 
2013-04-10 11:50:44 PM
i loves me some scifi movie, and while the film looks great, theres nothing from the trailer that makes the story seem interesting.  my faith is relying on the strength of the directors one previous movie.
 
2013-04-10 11:57:03 PM
Seriously, how much of the story/plot do you need from the trailer? Remember the original Alien trailer? Or the Avengers trailer? Or the Blade Runner trailer? Hello?
 
2013-04-11 12:09:56 AM
District 9 was a fantastic film. It was the first sci-fi film I had seen in a long while that didn't pull the punches and actually went for the R rating. The story was good and the actor who played Vickus was excellent. The character was well developed, and he didn't suffer from the Hollywood character change where he learns to do the right thing. He's a dink, who gets farked over, and behaves selfishly to the end practically farking himself over. There were some creepy and depressing scenes balanced with hilarious scenes just skirting the border of camp (tabloid creature farking accusations, cat food cravings), the pacing was good, and it didn't overdo the CG.

For that being his first feature film I think he has a really bright future in film-making (for us viewers, not just his pocketbook). I just hope he keeps his head on his shoulders and doesn't go all Peter Jackson by not being able to edit his movies down to reasonable lengths and dragging out every CG action sequence. He reminds me of the old James Cameron and the sci-fi genre desperately needs someone like that because these old guys like Cameron and Ridley Scott are more than losing their touch. Prometheus had so much potential, and while I didn't hate it overall, I hated a lot of things about, particularly toward the end.

I'll be catching Elysium early on methinks.
 
2013-04-11 12:47:58 AM
Well, this movie settles it. The AK is going to outlast the AR15.
 
2013-04-11 12:49:15 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Primitive Screwhead: Quantum Apostrophe: Oh great, another Space Nutter "this mud ball is doomed" wankfest. As if the "technology" to build this floating paradise can't be used right here first...
/This is your religion, folks, like it or not

[i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]

That's right, there isn't. All we have and ever will have is right here. The most complex project in the future won't be some fantasy tin can in orbit, it's going to be how to act like rational adults right here and build a better mud ball for everyone, not run away into fantasy land.




Can't be done. Change the percentages a bit, sure.
 
2013-04-11 12:54:20 AM

Trocadero: Seriously, how much of the story/plot do you need from the trailer? Remember the original Alien trailer? Or the Avengers trailer? Or the Blade Runner trailer? Hello?


Blade Runner is a bad example: it was pretty much a box office bomb. It probably could have used a kick-ass trailer.
 
2013-04-11 01:47:57 AM
Holy fark that looks awesome.  I'm going to go stand in line right now and throw $20 bills at the box office until they let me in.
 
2013-04-11 04:00:41 AM

tchau: Looking forward to it, but totally can't relate to the story in the trailer.

"They have what we can't have, so lets go blow their shiat up"


Yeah, I need a bit more than "poor downtrodden Matt Damon blows up the stuff of rich folks" to be interested in seeing the movie.  Because why?  Were the people on Elysium responsible for Earth being a shiathole?  Are they stealing something?  Did they blow up those smoking buildings or was that just the result of "poor working class" being their noble, angelic selves (because all poor people are noble and deserving, after all).

I checked wikipedia for the story and I'm not inspired.  The Earth sucks, the poor of Earth want to escape it and they "need" the medical technology of Elysium to save millions of lives.  The Earth is an overpopulated, crime-ridden piece of crap and you want to make them healthier so they live longer.  That'll solve the problem of overpopulation, for sure!

And they're angry about the strict immigration policies of Elysium.  Shocking, I know, that a luxury paradise designed and paid for by wealthy people does not want the impoverished labourer moving in.  How does said labourer think he can afford it, even if they let him in?  I don't imagine Elysium has working class suburbs.

I'm a working class 'eat the rich' type but this story is too moronic to stand.  It's like In Time's retarded younger brother.  At least the "evil rich" in In Time were actively evil.
 
2013-04-11 04:09:14 AM
What, no mentions of Deponia?

// Obsecure?
/// Goal!
 
2013-04-11 04:11:03 AM

if_i_really_have_to: I'm a working class 'eat the rich' type but this story is too moronic to stand.  It's like In Time's retarded younger brother.  At least the "evil rich" in In Time were actively evil.


Well, you don't get to be rich without hurting people, generally.
 
2013-04-11 01:07:58 PM
Without Blokamps' name on this, I wouldn't give this a huge amount of attention - this trailer doesn't motivate me to see the movie. But I loved District 9, so I'm willing to give this one a look for that value alone.

/Yes, special effects are outstanding. So were the ones in District 9
//Not really seeing the "Mass Effect" influence, unless it's the shape of SOME of the shuttles that people are referring to. And they're close enough to Star Trek to be more generic than specific, IMNSHO
 
2013-04-12 05:37:26 PM
Microsoft: You can't make Halo.
Neil: Ok. Hey, check out this totally not at all like Halo movie I made.
 
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