Nerds on Film finishes 2013 by talking about film adaptations of A Christmas Carol.
WARNING: This episode gets dark, so prepare to have the innocence of Christmas taken from you.
While dissecting A Christmas Story, The Nerds get a visit from Nerds on History’s own Eric Bricmont whose mid episode tangent may very well be a cinema goldmine.
Poster courtesy of Slashfilm.com
Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore feature length film, Elysium, is a thought-provoking, edgy sci-fi drama that deals out the heavy handed message of classism. District 9, Blomkamp’s first major motion picture, presented race inequality issues, in a very clever way, by placing the alien species as a minority in strife with humanity. It was brilliant, meanwhile Elysium reinforces the classism throughout the picture; that’s not to say it’s a bad thing, but it gets repetitive. Now apart from that, Elysium is another gem which should be in the ranks of other top-tier sci-fi films. Ranging from the great acting to the incredible production design, there are a lot of right things with this film that make it stand out from the other blockbuster fare that has been recently clogging our theaters.