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.
Ed. Note: This story contains explicit language.
Blog Entry #1 – Should Have Stayed Home
What did I do last night!? Seriously, I can’t figure it out. I’ve tried. Don’t think that I haven’t. I’ve tried meditating; I’ve tried standing on my head for better blood flow; I’ve even tried going for a run! (News flash, I hate running. I was nearly hit by two different cars, and I am fairly certain there is a small fire in my shin. How IS THAT POSSIBLE!?). Did any of that work? No. Not one fucking bit!