I became a big fan of Neill Blomkamp after watching the terrific film "District 9". So, I was very excited to go see his new feature "Elysium".
Basically, it's an expensive ad for universal health care, which is why Republicans hate the film. It's a meataphor for ObamaCare.
I loved it because it was a wonderful visual reflection on today's society of the very rich, very poor and the shrinking middle class. In fact, it's not really a sci-fi movie, so much as a social commentary.
I do have a few problems with the film. First, how is it that the space-station residents can breathe oxygen, when it's all open like that?
Secondly, where's the great sense of ironic humor that Neill had in "District 9"?
Number three - I wish he had included more of the space station snobbery and elitism and less of the endless gun battles.
But, having said that, I really loved the film "Elysium" and give it a B.