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 liveon a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, wholive on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster),a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforceanti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of thecitizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from tryingto get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) isbacked into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that ifsuccessful will not only save his life, but could bring equality tothese 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 ofbeing shouted by the guy outside your window defecating on your car. They arerighteous nonetheless. We live in a society of capitalism gone wrong. Thegovernment gives bailouts to failing companies, sends foreign aid overseaswhile America suffers and pays for things like “Sesame Street” inAfghanistan only to cancel it at the last minute.
The private sector does somenasty stuff as well and don’t you forget it. And now Hollywood is brave enoughto stand up for the 99 percent after all the ridicule the peaceful Occupy Wall Streetprotests took from the liberal media while that racist Tea Party got apass.
Granted, Occupy had one or two more documented accounts of violence, butthe Tea Party doesn’t like the president, so they’re racist. Occupy doesn’t givein to those embarrassing politics.
Foster will play an evil government agent enforcing anti-immigrationlaws, so I’m assuming she’s one of those Republicans from somewhere in flyovercountry like Arizona where they seem to think they can actually question thefederal government and kick out peaceful immigrants who have done nothing wrongbut illegally cross our borders.
Hopefully, Damon’s character helps openher 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 thismovie. He makes a perfect action hero. His 12 year old like face and incrediblysoft spoken voice make him both menacing and caring at the same time. Andthat’s how heroes should be. After all, if we can’t care for our enemies (likethe terrorists that attacked us on 9/11) then who can we care for? Unless thoseenemies happen to be capitalists or believe in God. Then they can justmercilessly 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 forsomething 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 hiseyes 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 moviethat are so clearly spelled out in the synopsis. I hope it doesn’t end up likeBlomkamp’s last movie, “District 9.” That one just wanted toentertain, and where’s the fun in that?
Hollywood needs to go out of the ordinary and show the dystopia that theRight is taking us towards. Pure economic and social justice spells peace andprosperity for all! Never-mind that some pay more taxes than others and thegovernment gets more control over the people and their freedoms. We’ll justelect nice Democrats!
The point is that now we finally have a film that willfight for that equality that people so desperately seek today. Don’t believeFox News when they try and rewrite history by throwing out examples like theSoviet Union and Cuba. After all, these are the same people that believe 9/11was not a hoax and the Holocaust actually happened. I’ll stick to my OliverStone 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, stophitting people and leave their tents unattended then we will definitely befirst in line to see this film! We’ll just have to hope Damon sends us somefree tickets first …