It’s been four years since Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene with his strikingly original sci-fi debut District 9, which somehow managed to blast you with action and social commentary and still find room for laughs. This combination proved potent enough that the found-footage-style film, full of laser guns and mechs, even managed to pew-pew-pew its way to a rare sci-fi Best Picture nomination. This summer, Blomkamp returns with Elysium, another sci-fi actioner, and this time he’s armed with major stars in Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. He also commands an estimated budget almost four times the size. But will all this extra ammo empower him to surpass his debut, or will it weigh him down?