The official synopsis for the upcoming science fiction film "Elysium" has been released online. It's from "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster:
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 (Jodie Foster),
a hard line 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 (Matt Damon) 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.
I, for one, cannot wait for this film to hit the big screen. Finally, a movie that will not only entertain but promote the righteous politics of
"economic equality" as well. Never mind those are the same politics
being shouted by the guy outside your window defecating on your car. They are
righteous nonetheless. We live in a society of capitalism gone wrong. The
government gives bailouts to failing companies, sends foreign aid overseas
while America suffers and pays for things like "Sesame Street" in
Afghanistan only to cancel it at the last minute.
The private sector does some
nasty stuff as well and don't you forget it. And now Hollywood is brave enough
to stand up for the 99 percent after all the ridicule the peaceful Occupy Wall Street
protests took from the liberal media while that racist Tea Party got a
Granted, Occupy had one or two more documented accounts of violence, but
the Tea Party doesn't like the president, so they're racist. Occupy doesn't give
in to those embarrassing politics.
Foster will play an evil government agent enforcing anti-immigration
laws, so I'm assuming she's one of those Republicans from somewhere in flyover
country like Arizona where they seem to think they can actually question the
federal government and kick out peaceful immigrants who have done nothing wrong
but illegally cross our borders.
Hopefully, Damon's character helps open
her eyes in the movie. And, hopefully, the film doesn't cop out on the anti-immigration debate and draw the correct parallels to today's society.
And speaking of Damon, he is an excellent pick for the lead in this
movie. He makes a perfect action hero. His 12 year old like face and incredibly
soft spoken voice make him both menacing and caring at the same time. And
that's how heroes should be. After all, if we can't care for our enemies (like
the terrorists that attacked us on 9/11) then who can we care for? Unless those
enemies happen to be capitalists or believe in God. Then they can just
mercilessly burn in hell.
It's also refreshing to see a hero fight for something beyond some self-serving deed. Who wants to see beat up Sylvester Stallone breaking skulls for
something as benign as vengeance for a fallen comrade when you can see Damon fight for something as worthwhile and righteous as "equality?"
Sure, the synopsis states he begins his journey selfishly, but I'm hoping his
eyes will be open to the evil of the capitalists of society (those bastards)
just like that blue dude in "Avatar."
I just pray Hollywood is brave enough to not bury the politics of this movie
that are so clearly spelled out in the synopsis. I hope it doesn't end up like
Blomkamp's last movie, "District 9." That one just wanted to
entertain, and where's the fun in that?
Hollywood needs to go out of the ordinary and show the dystopia that the
Right is taking us towards. Pure economic and social justice spells peace and
prosperity for all! Never-mind that some pay more taxes than others and the
government gets more control over the people and their freedoms. We'll just
elect nice Democrats!
The point is that now we finally have a film that will
fight for that equality that people so desperately seek today. Don't believe
Fox News when they try and rewrite history by throwing out examples like the
Soviet Union and Cuba. After all, these are the same people that believe 9/11
was not a hoax and the Holocaust actually happened. I'll stick to my Oliver
Stone movies, thank you very much.
Let's hope "Elysium" is everything I've spelled out and much more.
If I can get some of my Occupy buddies to quit the dope for a few hours, stop
hitting people and leave their tents unattended then we will definitely be
first in line to see this film! We'll just have to hope Damon sends us some
free tickets first ...