contemporary art, culture and criticism from a Jewish-Eskimo in the Pacific Northwest.
Elysium (dir. Neil Blomkamp)
Easily down one of the greatest contemporary science fiction films ever made was Neil Blomkamp's disturbing, visceral, and moving South African set masterpiece District 9. A film so out of left field yet so dead-on-the-money it even got a rare Oscar nomination for Best Picture, not something Science fiction and horror films often do. Blomkamp has returned with Matt Damon, Diego Luna, Sharito Copely (from District 9) and a perfectly cast Jodi Foster for the class warfare sci-fi film ELYSIUM
2159 Earth is a cesspool and the rich live in peaceful luxury in orbit on grand space stations/condos-the ultimate gated community. Until someone sets about restoring some balance to the equation...
Posted by Andrew klaus-Vineyard at Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Labels: apartheid, class warfare, district 9, elysium, jodi foster, matt damon, neil blomkamp, science fiction, South Africa
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