If you're ever caught in a life and death situation, you better hope a Hollywood movie star is around to save you! That's what Stephen Colbert was hoping for after featuring a segment on his show last night about celebrities who have been in the right place at the right time to rescue those in need. But as big a star as Matt Damon is, he had no interest in helping Stephen escape from a tipped over soda machine! All he wanted to do was talk about his new movie Elysium!
"Elysium" has been called a "socialist" blockbuster, thanks to a plot that finds a group of impoverished earthlings rising up to take on a group of 1-percenters who luxuriate on a posh space station without a care in the world. Star Matt Damon and director Neill Blomkamp insist the film has no political message, but with a plot that echoes the Occupy Wall Street movement, it's clear that "Elysium" has more on its mind than popcorn.