Independent Cinema - Elysium Review

Independent Cinema writes: South African filmmaker (and fellow Vancouverite) Neill Blomkamp was a random name when the deleted “Halo” film had announced him as the director. When the Halo adaptation had failed to lift off to the big screen, producer Peter Jackson teamed up with the director to bring a previous short of Blomkamp’s, “Alive in Joburg”, to the big screen. Luckily we were treated to the Academy Award Nominated “District 9.” Featuring a break-out performance from lead Sharlto Copley and stunning special effects from Jackson’s own Weta Digital, “District 9″ was a big hit with both audiences and critics despite a lack of name recognition through actors.

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