The synopsis online explains that Elysium is set in 2159 and "two classes of people exist: the very wealthy... and the rest.” Can Matt Damon not only save his life, but ‘bring equality to these polarized worlds’? Anyone able to stomach the socialist propaganda will find out!
"The Hollywood Reporter called it a politically charged speculative fiction. Variety said it's one of the, quote, more openly socialist political agendas of any Hollywood movie in memory. Beating the drum loudly not just for universal health care, but for open borders, unconditional amnesty and the abolition of class distinctions as well. And the director, Neill Blomkamp, and Matt Damon say, what do you mean? No, that didn't -- we never even thought of that. Really?" Pat said.
"When Hollywood is saying this is the most socialist of any movie we've ever seen..." Glenn said with a laugh.
"I don't want to see the propaganda. It looks fun. I enjoy sci-fi. I actually like Matt Damon movies usually and this looked really fun, but then -- you could tell in the trailer it's probably got some political agenda to it," he added.
Stu said the film focuses on a future where the wealthy and privileged live above the planet Earth with amazing healthcare, beautiful homes, and every form of luxury. Back on Earth, the rest of the population is left wallowing in hellish conditions. Once blue collar everyman Matt Damon is caught in an accident and given only a few days to live, he decides to raid the 1%'s Elysium in order to get life saving healthcare.
Class warfare over access to healthcare? The trailer certainly looks like an Occupy Wall Street story with a sci-fi twist.
Watch the trailer below: