Elysium Review: Is it Better Up There?

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For Elysium director Neill Blomkamp, science fiction is clearly a means to an end. The South African born filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated District 9, firmly wields his camera in that genre as a way to address current societal woes within an entertaining medium. As District 9 was a clear commentary on apartheid in his own country, his latest Elysium screams from the mountain top about the sharp and getting sharper divide between the world’s haves and have nots.


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