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Matt Damon fights for his life (and ours) in extended Elysium trailer

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Jul 31, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

What would you do to save one little girl? How about your whole world?

Right from the get, Elysium feels like exactly what it is -- a tense sci-fi thriller with a pretty powerful political edge. When the 1 percent leaves Earth for the ultimate gated community, a satellite far above the planet, the rest of us poor saps suffer from a rapid increase in crime, starvation, poverty and death. It's subjugation, plain and simple. There's not much hope for a way out, because, effectively, there is no way out.

The new trailer takes that concept and amplifies it while adding some great action sequences, too.

Even the hope Matt Damon finds comes at the price of some pretty nasty body horror and an all-but-guaranteed bloody end for himself. But, as you can see from the trailer, he's fighting for an endgame larger than himself -- bringing about the end to slavery of the human race at the hands of an elite few.

(via Ain't it Cool News)