There’s no extra credit for “lip service.” Good intentions will only take you so far, as Neill Blomkamp is about to experience with the feedback for Elysium. This new science fiction picture is big, brassy, often exciting and absolutely gorgeous to look at. It also, unfortunately, considers itself political. And sadly, those politics are laughable. But let’s start grading on a curve: Elysium isn’t based on a comic book or young adult novel and is comfortably, non-gratuitously, rated-R. Small wonders that are enough to separate this film from the pack of this summer’s uninspired, over-familiar drivel.