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800, Zinc and the Snurks starts off like a worryingly bad Saturday morning cartoon show. Geek inventor 800 (complete with preppy glasses), and his handsome sidekick Zino have a Wacky Race-style competition against their sworn enemies, the trio of Snurks. The prize: a kiss from the mayor’s feisty daughter Atlanta. Painted in primary child-block colours, this banal opening sequence gives absolutely no inkling that it is
merely a false template of nihilism.
Like The Truman Show, the film is turned on its head when the characters are released from their cartoon world onto the darker hues of Earth. The realisation that they’re merely pawns of the imaginings of an author
rwrmarron SHARK TALE (U) 90min 0..
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sends Boo into a state of philosophical angst about the nature of liberty worthy of John Locke. The result is an existential crisis movie played out for the enjoyment of primary school children. There is even a bit of girl power feminism thrown in for good measure as Atlanta, given the chance to shine and not constrained by the rules of the cartoon galaxy, proves herself a far better hero than the dorky Zino. Pandering to its target audience even the Snurks become heroes.
But it’s the psychological voyage of 800 and his desire to meet his creator that is reminiscent of Animal Man meeting writer Grant Morrison in a comic universe in order to get answers to existential questions that have plagued philosophers for centuries that make this movie a must see. (Kaleem Aftab)
I (Se/rera/ re/ease t'rorn Fr'r 7‘5 Oct.
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(15) 93min 0
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PEPlQi; eoraeor Draw THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE (PG) 112min 0
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COMEDY CAPW WHITE CHICKS (12A) 108mm 0
Hr)ll\,".‘.rr)’)rl has a turbulent hrston/ ~.-.rhen rt comes to changrng the race of actors: early ernerna rnrnstrel shows and the 80s (gornerlres Sou/ Man and True /r/entrtj,/ farled ahysrrrally to frnrl n‘urgh hurnour rn thrs thankfully small rrenre. ‘.'//rrte Clue/<3. from the rneerrrgrhle \fr/ayans brothers. whrch sees two Afrrr;an Amerrcan FBI agents Change race and gender rn order to for! the krrlnapprng of a parr of sorgralrte srsters rn the Hamptons. makes these earrrer ahomrnatrons look Irke rrrasterpreces of Crnema. There rs not One funny moment. the plot sucks and — .v'nat seems lrke a grven rn these gee." of rho/res — the protagonists are c .‘errrone carrcatures. (Kaleem Aftab) I Gerrerar’ rer’ease from Frr 75 Oct.