Is Elysium the worst movie of the summer? Not by a long shot. The biggest problem is that the expectations were astronomical after the success of Blomkamp’s previous film. It falls short with little thought behind its science and less care from the actors and studio involved with its production. Elysium feels compressed as though the budget and studio concerns were highly influential into what eventually manifested. Perhaps someday a director’s cut will redeem what is missing. There is an enjoyable science fiction film to be had somewhere within the fabric of Elysium, frustratingly it orbits just out of reach.