Elysium opens in wide release today August 9th.
Sometimes film fans are our own worst enemy. We find something that we really like and latch onto it. Even better if it’s coming from someone new and is little known, because there is no denying that hibernating hipster that undoubtedly resides deep within all of us. Look, a fresh face, a wealth of undiscovered talent with great potential bubbling within. We hold on for dear life as we spread word of the film’s wonder. We jump up and down with unbridled excitement as we hear of the bright mind’s new idea. Celebration erupts as he gains relevancy and is approached with respect. How we adore those first set pictures. Through the ecstatic whirlwind we become blind to the lofty expectations. What can we expect but disappointment? Elysium would have to break new ground, rather than presenting above average science fiction, to keep up with us.