However, no one expected what happened next. Despite the tragedy, Turner and his comrades decided to help his brother finish
Hollywood projects our dreams and fears. In the past our cinematic apocalypses have reflected our obsessions with nuclear holocaust and environmental degradation. We're certainly still worried about those fates -- along with pandemics and zombies -- but gross inequality now competes for our attention.
With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.
A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.
Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.
Andrew Rader, who holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from MIT, said that it's a lot easier to travel to a planet than to
Elysium is for Damon, and the millions of other people living in grinding poverty and chaos on earth below, a place of unobtainable tranquility, hope and salvation. And that is exactly what I came to see America as after a recent trip to Afghanistan where I had the grim task of working for a U.S. government agency tracking Taliban suicide bombers and their targeting patterns.
In accepting the gross income inequality, obscene wealth gap, inexcusable corporate excesses, and blatant political corruption that we do today, we are already laying the groundwork for a real-world Elysium.
The science fiction "Elysium" features a massive, futuristic space station serving as an oasis for humanity. It sounds exotic but the space station's design and science behind is possible. We discuss.
Film Leader: Elysium's Techno-Guerillas Wage Battle To Universalize Healthcare, Reinstate Due Process & Improve S.O.L.
Do the folks at Tri-Star expect us to buy the idea of a future when only the sheltered rich can afford health care, clean air and safe 'hoods?
Which space race is worth the airfare? Dare we say, maybe both?
Your browser does not support the audio element. We packed a lot of content into this one, so be sure to join the conversation