From the Earth to ‘Elysium’

Review of Elysium, Directed by Neill Blomkamp“Blessed are the poor in spirit, […] for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:3-5)What if the Earth weren’t worth inheriting? Elysium (2013) is director Neill Blomkamp’s second feature outing after the critically lauded District 9 (2009). Like District 9’s thinly veiled exploration of apartheid, Elysium explores a caste system of sorts: The 21st century wreaked even more havoc on the Earth’s environment with pollution and overpopulation. T … [Read more...]