My friend Richard’s review of Elysium. Defo worth a read 😉
District 9 was easily one of the best science fiction films of the last decade, so with that in mind, writer/director Neil Blomkamp’s sophomore effort Elysium was one of my most highly anticipated films of the year. Armed with a $115 million dollar budget and Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon and Jodie Foster in lead roles, does Elysium live up to the high expectations set by Blomkamp’s spectacular debut?
Set in the dystopian future of the year 2154, Earth is overpopulated; its cities are presented as decaying favelas inhabited by the working class and the poor and surrounded by baron, scorched deserts. In complete contrast, the elite have fled Earth and live in an enormous space station named Elysium. A paradise filled with pristine white mansions, complete with luscious gardens and their own swimming pools. The main assets of each home however are the medical bays which can cure any disease…
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