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.