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Superheroes turn to crime

Based on the short film of the same name, Code 8 is set in a near-future world where four percent of the population is born with supernatural abilities. But instead of being celebrated, the power-enabled live in poverty, resorting to crime to make ends meet, and closely monitored by the government in how they use their powers. 

In a world now carefully monitored by drones, Guardians and the police, Connor Reed, a power-enabled young man, is struggling to pay for his sick mother’s health treatment. Fighting to earn enough money as a day worker, Connor is lured into the criminal world by Garrett who works for Lincoln City’s biggest drug dealer, Marcus Sutcliffe. Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to commit a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a police unit hunts them down.

Enjoy the action when Code 8 opens in cinemas from Feb 20.


Vocabulary:

celebrated : famous for having good qualities - ที่มีชื่อเสียง

commit : to do something wrong or illegal - ทำความผิด

lure : to attract someone/something - ล่อใจ, หลอกล่อ, ยั่วยวน

monitor : keep track of - ตรวจ, ติดตาม, เฝ้าสังเกต

population : a particular group of people or animals living in a particular area - กลุ่มที่อาศัยอยู่ในที่เดียวกัน

poverty : the condition of being extremely poor - ความจน

struggle (verb): to try hard to do something that you find very difficult - พยายาม; ต่อสู้

supernatural : caused by forces that cannot be explained by science - สิ่งที่เหนือธรรมชาติ

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