Some directors take a while to get into their stride, ironing out their craft over a series of films. For Neill Blomkamp, the opposite is true. The director nailed it first time with District 9 (2009), and the film struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. It’s no surprise then that his follow-up Elysium (2013) is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Thankfully, Blomkamp hasn’t disappointed. Once again weaving an original narrative with impressive visuals, Elysium proves to be a fine sophomore effort.