Flashback three weeks. Elysium, the cinematic sophomore effort from director Neill Blomkamp, hadn’t yet come out, and with the exception of a sparse handful of knockouts, the summer of 2013 had yet to deliver a champion—a universally-beloved, in-no-way divisive blockbuster. An Avengers, if you will. I was banking on Elysium being it. Blomkamp had already blown off socks the world over with his alien apartheid masterpiece District 9 just four

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