The Robots In Elysium Look Truly Badass

By Sam Gibbs on at

The WETA effects team are out in full force for Matt Damon's latest sci-fi romp, and it's a good thing, as Neill Blomkamp was pretty specific about just how awesome the robots in Elysium had to be. From the ultimate commando bots to robotic parole officers you just want to punch in the face, they're all amazingly well realised.

This featurette takes you through all the robots, their jobs, and why they are the way they are. I wasn't particularly stoked about Elysium up until this point, as all the trailers look like mindless action with none of the deep character development that was so good in District 9. But looking at the attention to detail that went into just the droids roaming about the place, I can see a glimmer of hope that Blomkamp's up to his old tricks.

Elysium's out on August 21st here in the UK, but I think I'll be waiting for the reviews before throwing down my £10 to go and see it. Anyone already booked their tickets? [Yahoo via TotalFilm]

Bonus: Here's the latest teaser trailer too.