A dystopian future. A man named Max with nothing left to lose, set out on a path that will transform his destiny. No, it's not George Miller's Mad Max, it's Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. Although it's not as wholly original as some of the hype has made it out to be, what director Neill Blomkamp has constructed is more than the sum of its parts. The film is an amalgam of the ideas that constitute good, intelligent science fiction, underpinned by themes relevant to today's society, and bolstered by explosive action sequences. It's brains and brawn, all wrapped up in one package, and it deserves to be seen in theaters.