Excerpt: Moses and his friends are a group of petty criminals who run a neighbourhood in the outskirts of London. After having robbed a young girl, they see a light falling from the sky and head over the the crash site to see what happened.
Excerpt: Joe Cornish 's "Attack the Block" is a film I have been reading a lot about over the course of the year - it has been playing many film festivals overseas, enjoying a gradual release across the United States and had great word of mouth spread through the blogosphere.
Excerpt: You’re supposed to come away from this “aliens invade London” movie with a message. No, really, a message in a movie about invading silhouette aliens with glowing teeth: The police are morons. Yes, that’s actually what the final moments are there to insinuate.
Conclusion: 'Attack the Block' is a treat because you're really not sure what to expect from it, until you're about halfway through and you realize that this low-budget movie is one of the best alien invasion movies out there. It may be set on a small scale, but it's got a big heart.
Excerpt: The Film Rough and tumble teens from an inner city neighborhood in South London encounter an alien invasion in Attack the Block . The gang, which calls itself BLOCK, is out on the streets for just another night in the neighborhood when a mugging they're pulling off gets interrupted by an alien that...
Excerpt: According to its writer/director Joe Cornish the initial idea for Attack the Block came about courtesy of M. Night Shyamalan�s Signs . Watching the film he envisioned an alternate alien invasion, one that didn�t take place on an isolated farmstead in Pennsylvania, but rather in the London of his...
Excerpt: Attack The Block is such a straightforward, unpretentious bit of entertainment that it seems dangerous to overpraise it for things like its subversive social commentary, effortless tweaking of genre conventions, or clear-eyed but subtle critique of modern race relations.