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There wasn’t anything cheesy about District 9, contrary to popular belief, in fact it was some of the best science fiction I had ever seen. This is why Neil Blomkamp has earned my undying respect. Director Neil Blomkamp is another one of those GCI artist turned Director, whose eye for action and story has carried over from his days with the Halo storyline to District 9 and now Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. So far he’s been able to deliver that level of punch that has kept this cynic in the theaters and for me, he will go down as one of the best directors in the world if he’s not careful.

The movie is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life.

The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner. Elysium opens August 9th.

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