Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, 7MATE


A stun­ning sci- fi ac­tion fi lm, though not with­out its share of fl aws. The year is 2154 and the di­vi­sion be­tween haves and have- nots is more pro­nounced than ever. The rich live in gated com­mu­ni­ties in the planet’s up­per at­mos­phere. The rest of an over- crowded Earth re­side in a planet- wide slum. A buff , tough and ready Matt Damon stars as Max, a ter­mi­nally ill fac­tory worker who needs ur­gent med­i­cal help. The only place he’ll get it is in­side one of those utopias high in the sky. Just get­ting there could be enough to kill him. South African fi lm­maker Neill Blomkamp proves his sen­sa­tional 2009 de­but, Dis­trict 9, was no fl uke. The man has a vi­sion – driven by inspired writ­ing, and an in­tel­li­gent grasp of how to ma­nip­u­late view­ers – and that vi­sion has real im­pact. Costars Jodie Foster and Sharlto Co­p­ley.

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