For much of its modern history, science fiction has had a particular fascination with engineering, with authors and artists imagining fantastic, massive structures in the depths of space. Here are 10 of them, from incredibly large to unbelievably massive.
Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unlike anything else in movies or elsewhere. We talked to lead designer George Hull, and he told us how Brutalist architecture and Siamese fighting fish influenced these ships.
Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead...
YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton for a long time. Now it's finally paid off: The pneumatic-powered cyborg arms let him curl more than 170 pounds like it's an empty pillow sack, complete with exactly the sort of robotic sounds you'd expect.
Still haven't found gifts for all your loved ones? This week's DVDs and Blu-ray releases are here to help. You'll find plenty of last-minute gift ideas, that range all the way from Matt Damon in a cybersuit to Bronies!
The basic idea of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, with the have-nots on Earth and the haves in space, seems almost too basic to steal. But screenwriter Steve Wilson Briggs is alleging Blomkamp took way more than that, including characters, scenes and motifs.
Neill Blomkamp's Elysium depicted a decadent society that depends on robots for everything. But we never saw any sex robots — which was apparently almost the case, judging from this newly released concept art from Weta's Aaron Beck. Update: They're not sex robots, but rather fashion models.
Not all of Neill Blomkamp's movie Elysium was green screen. Both the dystopian Earth and the beautiful space habitat Elysium were shot in physical locations. And this FX breakdown video shows where the richest of the planet live: California!
Was this the most brutal movie summer? It certainly felt that way. Tons of massive films completely tanked at the box office, and some of our most highly anticipated movies were huge disappointments. But this summer also beat last summer for total ticket sales. Here are the summer's biggest winners and losers.
The coolest thing about Neill Blomkamp's Elysium was the drop-dead-gorgeous visuals. And the movie could have featured even more eye-popping vistas of the space station. We've got an exclusive look at some early concept art from designer George Hull, showcasing the spaceship hangar and other areas.
Reactions to Neill Blomkamp's first film after his sleeper hit District 9 have been mixed, to say the least. Elysium is a movie with a lot of aspirations to greatness, but it fails miserably to live up to its promise. Still, it has some incredible scenes and ideas. Here's the breakdown.
Over at Slashdot, former International Space Station director Mark Uhran talked about whether the amazing space habitat we saw in Elysium is realistic. It turns out the biggest problem isn't what you'd expect.
Neill Blonkamp's first movie, District 9, was a sardonic, gut-punching masterpiece. His new movie, Elysium, is just a crazy over-the-top action movie. There's none of the depth or complexity of District 9, but there are cyborgs punching each each other in space. And that's awesome.
Forget the Batman rumors — what about Superman's arch-enemy? Disney's John Lasseter explains the animated Marvel film Big Hero 6. A Game of Thrones costar joins Ronald D. Moore's show Outlander. Dane De Haan talks Amazing Spider-Man 2. Check out the latest Transformers 4 set videos. Spoilers ahead!
Neill Blomkamp blew our minds with District 9, and now he's back with Elysium. We talked to concept artists and the movie's VFX producer to find out how they imagined a future space station, with the help of legendary designer Syd Mead. Here's our exclusive look inside the design of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium!
Science fiction looks to the future — but it also reflects the time when it was created. And the best science fiction often holds up a distorting lens to society that reveals deeper truths. In honor of tomorrow's release of Elysium, here are 11 science fiction films that had a huge impact on pop culture, and also…
Another contender emerges for the Star Trek 3 director's chair. Chris Hemsworth reveals how Thor and The Avengers connect to The Dark World. Bryan Singer reveals how Patrick Stewart's Professor X could appear in Days of Future Past. Check out new videos for Elysium and Kick-Ass 2. A genre icon returns to Warehouse 13.…
In Neill Blomkamp's new film Elysium, Matt Damon wears an insane-looking exoskeleton apparatus. And we talked to Damon, one on one, about how having steel bolts in his head changes his fighting style.
Matt Damon's latest film, Elysium, is set 140 years in the future where society is divided between the elites, who live in a utopian orbital society, and the rest of us, who struggle in squalor down on the planet's surface. To combat this inequality, an unsung hero installs himself into a full-body prosthetic and…