Plot 2154. The wealthy have abandoned an exhausted Earth to live on Elysium, a satellite habitat. Max (Damon), an ex-crook, sustains a fatal radiation dose in an industrial accident and has five days to live... unless he can get to Elysium and use advanced medical machines
to cure himself.
Verdict Not perfect, but a much more satisfying Earth-in-ruins film than Oblivion or After Earth. It is a little more conventional than District 9 (what isn’t?), but confirms Blomkamp as one of the potential science-fiction greats of this decade.