The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Dis­trict 9 di­rec­tor Neil Blomkamp ups the ante with this vivid sci-fi thriller set in a fu­ture where the 99 per cent sub­sist on a pol­luted Earth while elites live it up on a lux­u­ri­ous space sta­tion. Matt Da­mon plays a low-class grunt look­ing to bal­ance the scales. They say: US crit­ics were largely split. Some were ex­pect­ing big­ger and bet­ter than Dis­trict 9 but got only ‘‘big­ger’’, while other were wowed by the film’s per­sis­tent vi­sion and con­tem­po­rary spin. Wesay: About as top­i­cal as grand sci-fi can get (Oc­cupy Wall Street isn’t even two years old!). Rec­om­mended. Run­ning time 97 min­utes. Screens at Tweed City, Pa­cific Fair, Robina, Coolan­gatta, Aus­tralia Fair, Yatala Drivein, Har­bour Town, Nerang.


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