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(YouTube)   New trailer for Elysium starring Matt Damon is class warfare awesomeness   (youtube.com) divider line 13
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2013-06-14 03:37:51 AM  
7 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a massive high-tech utopian metropolis located in the skies above earth that is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and diseases, while everyone else lives on an overpopulated, ruined Earth below.

Sounds like a metaphor for how Hollywood views its place in America: the pinnacle of cultural enlightenment towering above a sea of dirty unwashed masses. Every once in a while they glance down and pity us, hence this movie. I don't need their pity.

And speaking of class warfare, isn't Matt Damon worth like tens of millions of dollars? Why do you need all that money, Matt? Why you gotta be a greedy 1%-er? Are you gonna claim you're morally superior because you gave away a few crumbs of your massive fortune? Why don't you give it all away and come live amongst us little people, you farking hypocrite?

/Watch the Fark liberal socialist brigade get pissed off at this post


You wanna see it? All right.

Class warfare is about people in the top 1% who have all the money you'll never see in your life doing everything they can to make the government make their lives easier, even if that comes at the expense of people like you.

Class warfare is cutting food stamps and taxes on big business and the richest amongst us who have had the lowest tax bill in 50 years.

Class warfare is saying letting people die without health insurance because they can't afford it is ok.

Class warfare is saying that people like you and me who work three different jobs hoping to just make it to the next payday aren't worth anything because we don't have the capital to invest in stocks that you already have the inside scoop on because the lobbyists you hired to write the tax code/regulations/red tape are also talking with the former aides of congressmen & senators and have given them (and thus to you) all the inside info they have about the companies and competition you helped them write laws about.

Matt Damon vigorously defends the "common man" like you and me all the time in interviews and various causes he supports through donations and organization of events. He's one of our generation's most strident liberal voices and hasn't ever compromised his principles to make a buck.

Well, except for maybe Stuck on You.

Whatever Matt Damon is doing, Elysium is far from class warfare. Just another good summer movie with an interesting message about what might happen if we let things keep being shiatty and allow morons like you stay blind to the fact that when you say dumb shiat like that you're not fighting in the class war for guys like you and me, you're fighting for the 1%.
2013-06-13 09:36:30 PM  
3 votes:
Thanks subby, you just saved me 10 bucks since that goddamn trailer gave away the whole farking movie!!
2013-06-14 02:13:56 AM  
2 votes:
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a massive high-tech utopian metropolis located in the skies above earth that is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and diseases, while everyone else lives on an overpopulated, ruined Earth below.

Sounds like a metaphor for how Hollywood views its place in America: the pinnacle of cultural enlightenment towering above a sea of dirty unwashed masses. Every once in a while they glance down and pity us, hence this movie. I don't need their pity.

And speaking of class warfare, isn't Matt Damon worth like tens of millions of dollars? Why do you need all that money, Matt? Why you gotta be a greedy 1%-er? Are you gonna claim you're morally superior because you gave away a few crumbs of your massive fortune? Why don't you give it all away and come live amongst us little people, you farking hypocrite?

/Watch the Fark liberal socialist brigade get pissed off at this post
2013-06-14 08:24:50 AM  
1 votes:

FLMountainMan: Gotta love America.  People posting online in a ten-dollar movie thread about how poor they are.


Does that make sense to you?  Movies were popular during the Great Depression, too.
2013-06-14 08:07:11 AM  
1 votes:
Gotta love America.  People posting online in a ten-dollar movie thread about how poor they are.
2013-06-14 02:44:46 AM  
1 votes:
I'll see this for three reasons.
It's coming from the man that brought us District 9 which is easily one of if not the best scifi films of the last 20 years(personal opinion)
The more original stories that are supported should in theory give movie studios more confidence in putting more of them out.
Sharlto Copley!!!  The more work this man gets the better.  His Murdock in The A-Team was phenomenal.  The fact he's playing a protagonist in this based on the trailer makes it all the better and it should give a nice idea what he has in store for the remake of Old Boy.
2013-06-14 02:25:58 AM  
1 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a massive high-tech utopian metropolis located in the skies above earth that is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and diseases, while everyone else lives on an overpopulated, ruined Earth below.

Sounds like a metaphor for how Hollywood views its place in America: the pinnacle of cultural enlightenment towering above a sea of dirty unwashed masses. Every once in a while they glance down and pity us, hence this movie. I don't need their pity.

And speaking of class warfare, isn't Matt Damon worth like tens of millions of dollars? Why do you need all that money, Matt? Why you gotta be a greedy 1%-er? Are you gonna claim you're morally superior because you gave away a few crumbs of your massive fortune? Why don't you give it all away and come live amongst us little people, you farking hypocrite?

/Watch the Fark liberal socialist brigade get pissed off at this post


Or maybe he's an actor in a freaking movie and you are just a jackass? Maybe?
2013-06-14 02:03:09 AM  
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Thanks subby, you just saved me 10 bucks since that goddamn trailer gave away the whole farking movie!!



Did we see MATT DAMON punching/shagging JODIE FOSTER?

No.

You'll need to pay to see that shiat!
2013-06-14 01:37:57 AM  
1 votes:
I loved District 9, but star power aside this looks really generic. :-/

But its original sci-fi, so ill still see it.
2013-06-14 01:13:24 AM  
1 votes:

Dialectic: So in the future we have more poor people?


We are them now. The divide is just not as great.
2013-06-14 12:52:35 AM  
1 votes:
Jodie Foster is perfect as a stone cold evil biatch.  I like her.
2013-06-14 12:43:52 AM  
1 votes:
that movie has a very PKD feel to it
2013-06-14 12:28:45 AM  
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Thanks subby, you just saved me 10 bucks since that goddamn trailer gave away the whole farking movie!!


That's one reason I love Mad Men trailers.

Next Week on Mad Men:
Roger:  Are you ready?
Peggy:  You can't do that!
Pete:  Things are finally looking up!
Megan:  I don't understand!
Don:  *drinks*
 
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