Not to mention Jodie Foster looking cool as a cucumber on the other side of the battle. Plus it’s so rare to see her pop up in any kind of big-budget movie these days so that’s an added bonus since she can act the pants off of anything thrown at her.
So I definitely have my fingers crossed that this movie is as good as the preview makes it out to be.
Here’s the IMDb description of the movie:
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
But of course, we all know what it’s like with these ‘blockbusters’ – they get promoted to an inch of their lives, to the point where everyone is almost sick to death of hearing about the movie.. then when it comes out, it does well the first weekend, but is a critical bomb and goes the way of ‘Battlefield Earth‘.
Fingers crossed this one is one of those exceptions that is actually good and enjoyable.
- USA – 9 August 2013
- UK & Ireland – 20 September 2013