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The innovation project. Another daunting English assignment rearing its unclear and blurred face into my education. But what is the innovation project? Hell, what is innovation? To answer this question, I did what I always do when faced with questions like these. I turned to the movies.
Barbara believes that life should be just like it is in the movies. Jon thinks the same thing. They’re a match made in heaven, or Hollywood, right?
The saddest thing that can happen in film (though not entirely shocking) is when a writer or director makes a B-class film after previously stunning critics and audiences with a mind blowing movie, giving the world a sense of hope that maybe one day, someone with creative vision will save us from the closing-in walls and piles of trash (see Star Wars trash compactor). In this movie, Neill Blomkamp, the innovative genius in charge of the superb District 9, seems to have used his former success to attract attention to his predictable, underwhelming, film-gone-social-commentary Elysium. Since he only has two movies under his belt, there is going to be a lot of comparisons between the two throughout this review.
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“Hitting the machine,” mankind’s age old solution for getting a hunk of junk working again. Although it rarely works in real life, its a guarantee to get things moving in the movies. It apparently also makes for a pretty solid song percussion as well. Also, it is pretty damn soothing. Have a look and listen to this movie montage by Duncan Robson and the folks down at tvtropes.com. As with all machines, If the play button doesn’t work, try hitting your computer. If the issue still persists, try a couple Liam Neeson threats.