Quick Thoughts on the Trailer for ELYSIUM

The new trailer for the movie Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jody Foster, is pretty impressive. The setting seems to be a social divide similar to the director Neil Blomkamp's previous excellent motion picture District 9. It also looks visually stunning, with terrific special effects that do not look too computer generated.

Here's the embedded video. If you can't see it, just click here.

Hopefully it won't turn into a derivative, mindless action mess, but I have high hopes that there will be some thought-provoking fun in this science fiction adventure. It debuts in theaters in August 2013.

Maybe they should let Blomkamp direct the next Star Trek movie after J.J. Abrams moves on to Star Wars.