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Why we're wary: We loved "District 9," and a first viewing of "Elysium" left us struggling to find good things to say. Watching the film a second time, "Elysium" is sort of terrifying in terms of what it says about Blomkamp as a filmmaker. Let's hope it turns out to be a hiccup in an interesting career, because I want to be a fan of the guy who made "District 9." His human cast this time is largely untested, and I'm hoping that pays off.
Cause for hope: It's got a really interesting first trailer, and Blomkamp does have a knack for SF imagery that we love. He's just got to make sure the story doesn't get away from him and that his metaphor never overpowers the actual film.
- Drew McWeeny