Saturday, August 10, 2013
I saw Blomkamp's new movie, Elysium last night. Though not, in my opinion, as good as District 9, which was an absolute classic, if you want an action/adventure thriller, it certainly does the job. I think that Blomkamp is a modern day Jonathan Swift. Both he and swift can be seen as passionate social critics, framing their criticism in strange si-fi adventures, and they both paint with pretty broad strokes. But Swift did it with more humor and irony. After you see Elysium, rent the DVD for District 9.