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.
Excerpt: Attack the Block is wholly original and entertaining, believe! While shot on a low budget with many new and young actors, this film far exceeds similar, recent alien invasion films, due to its wonderful style and confidence one can glean from the filmmaking portrayed here.
Summary: '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: 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.
Excerpt: Edgar Wright hasn’t directed Simon Pegg and Nick Frost since 2007’s Hot Fuzz , but they all clearly have extraterrestrials on the brain. Pegg and Frost recently collaborated on the pretty good, politely received Steven Spielberg homage Paul , and now Wright has executive-produced Attack The Block ,...
Excerpt: Hoodies vs. ETs would be a rather crass way of summing up Joe Cornish�s feature debut, but Attack the Block is a film that defies being pigeonholed as easily as that. It�s a curious hybrid of socio-realist drama and science-fiction horror, almost defiantly low-budget, and it has an air of...