In the Dark Future of Elysium, There Are Only Big Guns and Unsettling Mustaches



Neil Blomkamp, director of pretty good but not great District 9, is hard at work on his next film Elysium, and the first screenshot has surfaced. So… here it is. I really don’t know what the future looks like in Elysium, but I’m crossing my fingers that Matt Damon’s Chemrail gun is some sort of an anti-mustache weapon, as civilization has devolved into a mustache-centric, Highlander-type society where only one mustache can survive. Oh, tell me you wouldn’t watch the hell out of that movie.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.