Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

You've marveled at the very first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium — now let's pick it apart, and discover all the glorious futuristic shots and plot details. Be warned, spoilers ahead...

We went though frame-by-frame and picked out everything we could find that perked out interest or just our love of space porn.

Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Elysium! The city space station for the wealthy.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Another shot of the really Halo-esque city. Blomkamp is just really telling Microsoft to stick it right up their rears with this city, ain't he?

Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Headquarters.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

An interior shot of an Elysium home.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Complete with droid butler.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And a machine that will scan any problems inside your wealthy body.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Including cancer!


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And then it magically future-sciences the cancer away with lights.... BOOM, problem solved.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Meanwhile, back in the Hell formerly known as Earth... (It really looks a little Mega-City One here doesn't it?)


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

The rest of the poor population is running for (what we're assuming is) water.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And they live in filth on an overcrowded desert planet.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Something happens to main character Matt Damon (Max) and he's got to get to Elysium. And we know he's got limited time left, so he's desperate. Which means that he's gotta turn to the underground secret society of the future ruined Earth. There they tell him to hijack an Elysium senior person, download his brain, and sneak onto Elysium. But he's weak, and there are a lot of droids between Max and the Halo-esque sanctuary — so they outfit him with a harness.

Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And drill it right into his bones.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And hands.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

And head.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Meanwhile this little map from Elysium shows where Max and friends are from. It looks like South America.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Another gratuitous ring world shot.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

The first droid attacks Max.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Max retaliates.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

By ripping its head off.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

So Elysium (specifically head of security Jodie Foster) calls in her Earth-bound fail safe, Sharlto Copley.

Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Who can apparently control objects with his hands — using magnet gloves?

Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Everyone is afraid of this guy — and no kidding, because he has a bad ass sword.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

First good shot of Jodie Foster's character Secretary Rhodes.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Looks like things are going well for Max, because now Elysium droids have kidnapped someone's kid. Max's...daughter?


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Another excellent gun from Blomkamp. Damn, this guy knows how to make a weapon.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Bugatti Plane.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Looks like the little girl might need some help as well from Elysium, note the crutches.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Close call? Laser blast? Sharlto's death? We don't know.


Screencaps reveal the wonder and squalor of Neill Blomkamp's first Elysium trailer

Max and his newly implanted head gear stare at the remains of a downed space craft. Seems like he's ok with burning this place to the ground.