• 2013-09-11
  • By Laurence Boyce
Director: Neill BlomkampAfter dealing with apartheid in his quality sci-fi feature debut District 9, director Neill Blomkamp continues marrying weighty ideas with slick genre action in his latest film Elysium. Or, as some wits have dubbed it, ‘Socialism in Space.’It’s 2154 and planet Earth is burdened with overpopulation and a crumbling social order. The rich elite have built a large satellite named Elysium, where they live in enormous luxury with healthcare extending their lives almost infinitely. The rest, literally ‘Scum of the Earth,’ stay behind...
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