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: This week, I review a gem of a science fiction movie that passed under most people’s radar: ATTACK THE BLOCK! Review Transcript: It feels like a pattern lately, that the most enjoyable movies I’ve seen tend to be those with relatively small budgets and often go under-appreciated due to limited...
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.
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: 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.