Why Elysium is no District 9: Part 2

ElysiumNeill Blomkamp received many a plaudit for his 2009 low-budget sci-fi flick District 9 and deservedly so. It was a well-crafted and thought-provoking film which explored the concept of extra-terrestrial apartheid and did not assume its audience would consist solely of pubescent morons. The South African-born director stuck with the science fiction genre in his follow-up movie, Elysium, starring Matt Damon, though he now had a lot more studio money to play around with. But was it money well spent? Continue reading